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A large stone measuring 235 feet high.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tide pools” (427 reviews)
“low tide” (505 reviews)
“sea life” (159 reviews)
Highway 101, Cannon Beach, OR 97110
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's looks exactly like it's name. Very large and beautiful. Powerful waves crashing again the rocks is stunning and a great place to take pictures. Lots of birds call Haystack home. A must see.

Thank Stephon C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Be sure to take the time to walk out to the rock. We were fortunate that the tide was out so we could get close. The temps were quite cool so we decided not to wade closer though some people did. Very amazing site.

Thank Steven S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful beach, amazing rock formation jetting up out of the sand, and a fascinating tidepool right in front of it with interesting see life. Fun to look at and catch sand fleas. The Park service had some rangers walking around talking about the formation and...More

Thank Dan C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I drove to Cannon Beach and found free parking at Tolovana Beach and walked along the beach to Haystack Rock. What a beautiful, picturesque scene; it was breathtaking! We were greated by the friends of haystack rock who were informative and even...More

Thank Shawna J
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very beautiful beach, with picturesque views. Free parking within walking distance and many nearby eateries.

Thank Brie_87
Reviewed 4 days ago

Kids loved the tide pools and the sea creatures living in them ( visible during low tide). The rock itself is a great place for bird watching- don't forget to bring you binoculars. Great place to fly kites- no worries if you can't pack one-...More

Thank Muttsforever
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stayed at Sea Breeze Court because of the easy access to Haystack - it is almost adjacent to the public parking lot for Haystack. We walked down for both sunset and sunrise, and of course during the day itself when we first arrived. For...More

Thank beachboywantabe
Reviewed 5 days ago

Luckily for us, the one day we visited Cannon beach to actually go to the beach, it was warm and sunny. The views of Haystack rock were stunning. After seeing it in movies and pictures all my life, it was really neat to see in...More

Thank Jaime H
Reviewed 5 days ago

I didn't know anything about the Oregon Coast and was so surprised to see this huge rock island by this beautiful beach. I watched the hundreds of birds including puffins flying and landing for quite a while. Wish I had had binoculars! Make sure you...More

Thank francetravel
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stayed in Cannon Beach not far from Haystack Rock and enjoyed walking down the beach to view the rock and explore the tide pools.

Thank RoadtripperColl
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What would I do for 2 days in Cannon beach
13 June 2017|
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Response from Deborah C | Reviewed this property |
Low tide provides lots of sea anenomies and volunteers that explain what you are seeing and the birds there. Downtown Silent Monk had the best coffee ever!
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.
23 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