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Haystack Rock is a unique 235 feet monolith that attracts wildlife and tourists alike and is part of the Oregon Coast’s geological history, formed millions of year ago by lava flows that created many of the dramatic capes and headlands along the...more
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Us 101, Cannon Beach, OR 97110
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Haystack Rock is monumental in its glory! The beach is open and pleasant and doesn't seem to be overcrowded even with people there. Very peaceful!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank AnnSusanAnn
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting this wondrous creation at low tide is so spectacular. On my last trip in May, I was rewarded with my first view of a puffin nesting on the rock. A gentleman that was with The Haystack Rock educational team found one through his telescope....More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Liz D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Started our Hwy 101 trip here, beautiful little town. The views were amazing. Haystack rock did not disappoint.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank SamanthaBowman
Reviewed 1 week ago

A chance to relive scenes from The Goonies movie? Priceless! The beach was beautiful and the surrounding community was great!

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Tim C
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of our favorite places to go to watch puffins. Those little fat birds have to work their wings like crazy to keep aloft, but they sure are fun to watch. I guess there are a bunch of other types of birds there, too, but...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank LairdCamster
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got there a low tide and saw all sorts of creatures in the tidal pools. Beautiful area and lots of great photo opportunities.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank andrealkelly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You need to be able to walk to get out to the rock area. Low tide is fun as there is more to see. High tide brings more spectacular wave splashes.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank AmityTraveler222
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great place for viewing formation on canon beach. best attraction for cannon beach.amazed and beauty weather and tranquill of this place

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank sunil2205joshi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Haystack rock is a fabulous sight as you walk along Cannon Beach. All the pictures you see do not do this rock justice, its way bigger then it looks. It fabulous to see the ocean crashing against it. So calming and beautiful.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank APinkLady
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yep, it's a big rock all right . I never did find out how the hell it got there. It's definitely worth checking out in the whole reason to go to Cannon Beach. A shirt 10-minute walk and you can be out there at low...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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j a
19 November 2018|
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Response from mbV1249BR | Reviewed this property |
Hug Point beach has a small parking lot. Go at low tide.
Lyssa M
28 March 2018|
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Response from Fieldtravels | Reviewed this property |
If you park on the Main Street near Haystack Rock, it’s a really short walk down to the beach.
16 August 2017|
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Response from 335SusanH335 | Reviewed this property |
Best to check the internet, as it varies day to day.. enjoy...!