Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach

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#1 of 240 in Outdoors in Oregon
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. Plan your visit to Haystack Rock and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Cannon Beach attractions planning tool .
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  • We stayed at Stephanie Inn, @ 100 yds south of Haystack Rock. Magnificent view. Altho we didn't walk down to get a closer look, I took lots of pix over several days. We'll be back in better weather.  more »
  • Walking on the beach was absolutely delightful, we come from the east coast so we don't have this kind of rock formations.  more »
  • DON'T STEP ON THE ROCKS! Seriously. This is a tide pool area and everyone wants to use the rocks at low tide to step form one pool to another, but every surface is covered with something living on it ...  more »

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