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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...more
Highway 101, Cannon Beach, OR 97110
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice tide pools and easily accessible at low tide, but usually too many people. If you walk south from Haystack there are additional rock outcroppings and tide pools and typically fewer people.

Thank lovetheORshore
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's a large rock near a beach. Yippee (sarcasm). Seriously this wasn't that attractive. Driver further south along the coast line and see more interesting views. This is something you can skip.

Thank fredzelhart
Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice place to visit, fun tide pooling, nice sandy beach. The rock itself didn't say much. We come here about every year.

Thank BackPacker607460
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We loved that rock Specially in the morning sun. Also by sunset very special. Nice big beach you will love it

Thank pfisterercue
Reviewed 4 days ago

Take a stroll on the beach and view the famous HayStack Rock. The waves crashing on the rock are just spectacular. You can also walk up to one of the restaurants in the area from the beach. You cannot climb on the rock.

Thank WilliamOAlsip
Reviewed 4 days ago

It's just amazing and overwhelming to a Kansas city girl who hasn't seen the ocean in many yrs. I just got home and was in that area for 18 days. I loved watching people of all ages walking, laughing and enjoying family time. Wish I...More

Thank Penney B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The rock did not disappoint. The beach is magnificent. We sat relaxed and people watched. The sun out and the water was chilly. There are lots of restaurant choices and shops near by.

Thank M B
Reviewed 4 days ago

You have to get a picture is you are in the area. It is amazing how many birds and vegetation are on this rock. Wonderful to get pictures and see it up close.

Thank Karen D
Reviewed 4 days ago

Of course this is a famous spot to visit, so it can get really crowded at times, especially mid-late afternoon. If you get the chance to go earlier, I would recommend it. It's a cool spot to visit either way, even with a bit of...More

Thank Tara T
Reviewed 4 days ago

A majestic natural phenomena that supports an amazing amount of life. From starfish in the tidal pools to the thousands of birds that use this huge monolith as their place to roost.

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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.
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...!
8 August 2017|
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Response from PookaR1 | 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