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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 6 May 2015

Cannon Beach is a quaint and picturesque small town village along 101 Hwy of Oregon Coastline. This village has numerous specialty gift shops, cafe, fine dining, galleries, public art, clean public restroom and a public parking area. Park your car along the street with no...More

9  Thank MC P
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 29 April 2015

Indeed there are a lot of tidepools at this location. I was able to see a few animals. However, this place is very crowded (we went on a weekday). It is also a protected location. This means that there will be people giving instructions on...More

7  Thank Dave F
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We drove from Portland to spend the day on the coast and it was worth it. We spent the morning at Cannon Beach and loved seeing Haystock Rock - it added a whole new element of beauty to the beach. It's even cooler in person...More

Thank hayleypl
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I stayed in Seaside and drove in for the day. The beach in front is very spacious so it didn't feel very crowded. Lots of families and people with dogs. It was sunny with blue skies so the views were spectacular. I'm not sure how...More

Thank westcoast778
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had the best weekend at Cannon Beach for our anniversary. The weather was perfect and lots of wonderful things to do.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Haystack Rock wasn't crowded on Tuesday or Wednesday, and we were thankful for that. It's a beautiful location, and seeing it in person is a must!

Thank roadtrip_preferred
Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to get off the main road to get a great view of the haystack rock, but it is well worth the effort. Beautiful!

Thank travelinbandman
Reviewed 1 week ago

After lunch at Mo's. we used it for background shots with the family. A bit of a walk up the beach from Mo's, but well worth it.

Thank lodiguy
Reviewed 1 week ago

If there was a way to put a brand on the beautiful and majestic Oregon coast, Haystack Rock would become its symbol. The best part is that it is easily accessible, right off of the main coastal highway 101. It's located in Cannon Beach, a...More

Thank Don N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are into stunning and unique oceanscapes, check out Haystack Rock. Even if you don't explore its tidepools at low tide, you'll be amazed at the visual impact it makes. I visited 22 years ago and it has remained in my mind's eye ever...More

Thank juliesharamitaro71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easily accessible from highway 101 just south of Canon Beach with free parking in Tolovana Beach State Rec Area

Thank tbga53107
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely scenery. Got some great pictures, with really unique looks due to the lighting. Relaxed, uncrowded.

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Lyssa M
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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 335SusanH335 | 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