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Haystack Rock

Highway 101, Cannon Beach, OR 97110
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US$ 129.00*
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Oregon Coast Tour from Portland
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US$ 100.00*
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Oregon Coast Day Trip from Portland: Astoria and Cannon Beach
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“tide pools” (416 reviews)
“low tide” (496 reviews)
“sea life” (155 reviews)
Highway 101, Cannon Beach, OR 97110
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Reviewed yesterday

If you avoid the downtown crowd, the haystack rocks are great! The town is difinitly a tourist town but fortunately the stacks are not the highlight of the area for the beach parties. Parking can be an issue.

Thank Norbert H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It literally is just a rock, but it's beautiful and well worth the visit. It's a breathtaking view with the ocean, the long stretch of beach, and the forested hills in the distance, sometimes silhouetted by the mist. The town of Cannon Beach is quite...More

Thank iPeeLavaLampGoo
Reviewed yesterday

We stayed three days here and ventured all the way up to Astoria and back. Beautiful part of the coast and the little towns nearby make for fun outings and dinner dates

Thank Richard M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Yes! If you happen to be on a low tide day you can get close to the rock and see some of the marine life around the rock. Don't miss it!

Thank OscarIvan
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My mother mentioned this to me years ago and I had to see what all the fuss was about. The rock is cool, but when the tide goes out, finding starfish in the tide pools was a highlight of the drive up the Oregon coast.

Thank adubin86
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The beach is Beautiful! Nice for walking and running. Haystack rock is awesome and when the tide is out there is do many tidepoold to explore full of sea life! Love it there, so peaceful.

Thank Silversnips
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We drove in from Portland and did our own version on an Oregon Coast tour. We started in Newport and went north so that we'd end up at Haystack Rock for sunset. We found a small parking spot on the street just across from Haystack...More

Thank TheLoftins
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visiting the beach morning, afternoon, evening of nighttime ... you always see something new, and experience that tranquil connectedness with the ocean, nature and the elements.

Thank curious_georgina
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Tide was out when we arrived and clouds were there you could'nt see the lighthouse Was awesome to see when the clouds lifted we could see the lighthouse the mountains.

Thank Conwa30
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a very beautiful spot and great view from several hotels. There are people explaining and guiding us to understand the nature.

Thank RobertaCar
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Betsy W
How far is Haystack from The Waves Motel? We are considering staying there and would llike to be able to walk to Haystack.
22 August 2016|
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Response from Rosterhold | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Waves Motel is one mile from Haystack Rock. Pretty long walk. Enjoy Cannon Beach, it is a very nice place to visit and see.
What is the parking situation at Haystack Rock in August? We will be traveling in a 28' RV from Astoria to Tillamook. We plan to stop and explore Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock for the day. Thanks
18 April 2016|
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Response from DewPortland | Reviewed this property |
On the south end of Cannon Beach is Tolovana State Park with a parking lot next to the beach. It can handle your RV but the lot fills early . There is also an RV parking area in downtown Cannon Beach behind the visitors... More
We are a family of four with two teenage girls. Is it recommended to spend the night or nights in Cannon Beach or is it possible to just spend the day there then drive back to hotel in Portland. I understand its about a 90 minute drive each way. Thank you
6 February 2016|
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Response from Mike S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, technically you could do it in a day, but it really is a quaint town with more than enough to do for a day. By the time you drive there, go to Ecola State Park (a must) and walk Haystack rock (at low tide), which you... More