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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 yesterday via mobile

Loved walking on the beach at Haystack Rock. Tide went way out with water only halfway next to rock. And many people had beach fires in the evening. What a beautiful area!!🌺

Thank alohagma
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful vista regardless of weather. Haystack Rock volunteers on scene during low tide to answer questions and keep fools from climbing or damaging. Stroll alone or with someone special for great photo ops and jaw dropping scenes.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This view never gets old. Great, wide walkable beach - rain or shine. Sunset seems to last forever and was bright until ~9:30 pm after the 8:30 sunset. Sand is mostly firm - perfect for walking with shoes or running - different than other sandy...More

Thank Deborah M
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A huge monolithic rock just off the beach in Cannon Beach. IT is a protected site as there are many seagulls that next here; also puffins though we did not see any. The beach here is nice as are these monolithic rocks, nice to take...More

Thank alikarim
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Massive natural structure that has many biological and environmental aspects that I'm not qualified to comment on. It's best to doa search to read about it but it is amazing.

Thank 307sharmanp
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We came toHaystack Rock to look for puffins. Cute and busy little town, beautiful beach with many rock formation. Although we were late to see those cute birds because the tide was coming in, but nonetheless the place is very pretty and highly recommended.

Thank Yen M
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The haystacks is not only beautiful to see it is a protected area for wildlife birds and other marine life. You cannot climb on the rock and there’s designated areas where you can’t go but you can get close enough to take the view in....More

Thank Chunchira R
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We decided to go at low tide to walk out to Haystack Rock and we were pleasantly surprised that there were volunteers there to provide information about the ecosystem there and to prevent people from walking on rocks on injuring urchins and other life. There...More

Thank Melinda H
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I probably wouldn't care about Haystack Rock as much if it wasn't on Cannon Beach. The rock is massive and cool. It creates great backdrop for an overall gorgeous scenery.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited during a coast tour, and it was a great visit to the beach. You can view Haystock Rock a lot closer than from afar. Great panoramic view of the ocean and mother nature's glory. Parking is a bit hard, but once you go down...More

Thank Saffire7
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Lyssa M
27 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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15 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
7 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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