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Oregon Coast Day Trip: Cannon Beach and...
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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 coast. Haystack Rock is protected under U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as a seabird nesting colony and it is part of the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge and is a State protected Marine Garden. The Rock is home to nesting seabirds in the summer and marine invertebrates all year. Tidepool seekers are beckoned by its wonders every day. The Haystack Rock Awareness Program (HRAP) is a stewardship and environmental educational program whose mission is to protect, through education, the intertidal and bird ecology of the Marine Garden and Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge at Haystack Rock. HRAP offers an extensive interpretive program on the beach during the spring and summer months around low tide.
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Highway 101, Cannon Beach, OR 97110
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you go to Oregon Coast, you have to make it to Cannon Beach to see the famous Haystack Rock. Great place to walk along the beach and get gorgeous photos.

Thank jacklmg
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our new favorite destination. We are new PNW residents. Visited Cannon Beach recently, and fell in love. Expansive beach with amazing views and plenty of room to roam. This beach is very clean as well, no garbage or debris on the beach. Great, safe family...More

Thank javablack
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Being there on a holiday weekend means lots of people around. If you want photos with less people, pick non-holiday times and get there early.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We happened to be at Cannon Beach during a minus tide and we were able to see the really neat tide pools around Haystack Rock.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s worth the visit just to see the coastline. You won’t be disappointed. Pack a picnic and plan a day at the beach.

Thank Marie H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Must go at low tide to experience the tide pools, otherwise it's just a big rock to look at. The tide pools consist mostly of a variety of sea anemones and you may spot some starfish as well. It's definitely a must see but it...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Haystack Rocks are a must see when visiting the coast of Oregon. The geological feature is beautiful in poctures of the ocean at sunset.

Thank Duane A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is nice and walking in the area is relaxing. If you are in the area is worth to visit. There are several points to see it on the highway

Thank plaraa84
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my most favorite places. I keep coming back. I always take so many pictures. Never a bad shot.

Thank Dunn45
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great stop on the drive down the coast; easy to find, very worthwhile for photos. During low tide we got all the way out to the rock.

Thank Dan556
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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.
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16 August 2017|
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Response from David H | Reviewed this property |
Best to check the internet, as it varies day to day.. enjoy...!
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MicheleSaranovich
8 August 2017|
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Response from Pooka R | Property representative |
Haystack Rock was featured in the film at the end on the beach. The cave however was a set. The cave at Haystack Rock is part of the Reserve and is off limits for entry. During super negative tides it is visible and can... More
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