Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach

4.8
#1 of 412 in Outdoors in Oregon
Must see · Geologic Formation · Beach
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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  • Parked at a small parking area just past the public beach access and walked to the beach. The rock is a wonder to see and get some great photos of. This is a great example of the geographical...  more »
  • Have been to cannon beach millions of times and never get tired of hay stack rock. If you go on low tide, you can see so many sea creatures from little crabs to big sea stars. The Haystack Rock...  more »

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