Haystack Rock - Swim near Cannon Beach, Oregon
US-101, Cannon Beach, OR 97110,Cannon Beach,Oregon
45.88446686533539, -123.96774709224701
0.6 miles SW of Cannon Beach, Oregon
Address: US-101, Cannon Beach, OR 97110
GPS: 45°53'4.1"N 123°58'3.9"W
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State: Oregon



Haystack Rock is a 235-foot (72-meter) sea stack in Cannon Beach, Oregon. It is sometimes claimed locally to be the third-tallest such "intertidal" structure in the world, but there are no official references to support this. A popular tourist destination, the monolithic rock is adjacent to the beach and accessible by foot at low tide. The Haystack Rock tide pools are home to many intertidal animals, including starfish, sea anemone, crabs, chitons, limpets, and sea slugs. The rock is also a nesting site for many sea birds, including terns and puffins.

Visitors to Haystack Rock can view many species of marine wildlife in their natural habitat during low tide. The thin strip of rock and sand that connects it to the beach at these times features many tide pools. The area surrounding the rock is popular for picnicking, kite-flying, and bird-watching. Artists and photographers can be found capturing the beauty of Haystack Rock on canvas or on film.

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  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel & camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors


From Cannon Beach, Oregon

  1. Head south on S Hemlock St toward W Van Buren St (0.3 mi)
  2. Turn right onto Forest Lawn Rd (0.2 mi)

Take US-26 West and continue to Sunset Blvd in Cannon, Beach.  There are multiple places to park, but you will have to walk down to the beach itself and walk to Haystack Rock (if it's low tide).

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5/12/17 11:26 am
Haystack Rock on Cannon Beach is gorgeous! This is a great place for flying kites and observing marine wildlife on the rocks and in the tidal pools! If you love photography, be sure to bring your camera and snap some epic shots of this massive landmark. This place is beautiful, the only downside is that it's usually pretty crowded with people in the summer.
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