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Oregon Coast Day Trip: Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock
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US$129.00*
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Oregon Coast Tour from Portland
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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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“tide pools” (404 reviews)
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Highway 101, Cannon Beach, OR 97110
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You can’t go wrong with the beach and a giant rock. It doesn’t seem that exciting but the Oregon coast is beautiful, even in the winter. I’d love to see it again the summer!

Thank Esayed84
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Reviewed yesterday

This is the signature scenic attraction at Cannon Beach. It's pretty enough, but unless the tidepools are pretty great (we didn't get to them because the tides didn't work out for us), you can stop, look at the scene, take a picture or two, and...More

Thank David M
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Reviewed yesterday

We made the mistake of trying to stop by on Fathers Day Sunday. No parking anyway, which is probably the case most weekends. We ended up 1 mile South of the rock. You could see a ton of people walking below the rock but it...More

Thank Penny E
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a beautiful place. I loved watching the sunset. There were people with beachside fires and lots of dogs at play.

Thank Dana M
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Well worth a trip down to the beach. Make sure to do it when the tide is out....this is when U can get really close. It is not allowed to walk onto the rock.

Thank RichardAdcock
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to go with kids of all ages. You can pack up your young children in an Osprey pack and walk for miles down the beach, while your young ones enjoy the view around them. When you get to Haystack Rock,...More

Thank Foodhunch
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A+ rock, would travel across the country to experience again. I went right before sundown on a rainy/foggy day and it was pretty magical.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Best to go at low tide so you can see the tidepools. There is a naturalist that can answer questions. public parking is free

Thank Seattle60Gary
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice beach. They have information photos and people to help you identify things in the tide pools. Can get busy on a nice day

Thank Mageeclan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When the tide is out you can get close to Haystack Rock and you have access to the tide pools. We saw numerous colorful starfish and Puffin nesting on the north side. They look like flying footballs! Great place for nature lovers!

Thank dgwelder54
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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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