Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach

4.8
#1 of 419 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 first saw the incredible rock from Rte 101 Highway. Then visited popular beach b c of the truly amazing Haystack Rock. We were lucky 🍀 with the weather and enjoyed a nice dinner first at Mo’s.....  more »
  • Rock and view is cool to look at BUT the tide pools are what got me. So fun and unique. I saw starfish, jellyfish, colorful anemones  more »

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