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Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach

Categories: Geologic Formations, Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.8/5 based on 1,900+ reviews on the web
Rising 72 m (235 ft) above the Pacific shoreline, Haystack Rock serves as one of the Oregon Coast's most iconic monuments. You can reach the formation, known as a sea stack, at low tide from the beach. It plays home to an array of tide pool-dwelling creatures like crabs, starfish, and anemones. Visit the monolithic rock and the surrounding seaside area and partake of beachfront activities, such as picnicking, kite-flying, and enjoying nature. Bird-watchers should keep an eye out for the great number of species that periodically nest on and near the sea stack. Be sure to check local tide tables to ensure your safety and access to the rock. Make Haystack Rock part of your personalized Cannon Beach itinerary using our Cannon Beach holiday planner.
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  • We stopped to take a few pictures, really great formation, some of the best picture s on the Coast . 
  • Haystack rock is a sight to behold. It juts up out of the water and is spectacular. At low tide, the tide pools are teeming with life and they are fascinating to see. The beach has soft sand, but be a...  read more »
  • Wonderful place to explore the tidepools, take in a sunrise or sunset, or just enjoy nature. Be sure to visit it many times, because it will be different every time you are there... From the birds per...  read more »
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