“a gorgeous geological wonder”
Haystack Rock is a 235-foot 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. Haystack Rock is located about south of downtown Cannon Beach in Clatsop County and about west of Portland. The nearest major road is U.S. Route 101. Haystack Rock is part of the Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site. The area below the mean high water (MHW) level is managed by Oregon Parks and Recreation. The area above the MHW level is managed by the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.
One of our favorite stops on our road trip....although it was in March so it was incredibly windy and chilly......absolutely amazing either way!
I have never been to Cannon Beach and it was a beautiful day not too crowded the water was warm. It was a lovely day with beautiful views.
First time in west coast (I'm east coast) and love it here! Very beautiful!
Great views of this rock from the scenic spots on the highway. A gorgeous and breathtaking coastal trip!
My wife and I made sure that we made it to Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach right before the sun was setting. We wanted to make sure we got some great pictures and a timelapse of the sunset.
Any person that grew up during the 80s should remember this rock formation from The Goonies movie... one of the reasons I knew we had to make it part of our trip! FYI, the Goonies house is just north of Cannon Beach in the city of Astoria.
This is a beautiful spot along the west coast and a place that my wife and I definitely plan to come back and visit again some time.
Beautiful beach and very cool rock. Lots or creatures in the tide pools.
We loved the beach and the view. The sea side town loves catering to tourists and has the shops and restaurants to service the crowds.
It was so beautiful! I loved it! Watch out for the tiny hill to the beach though, my first time there and on the way down, only feet away, I took a tumble and broke my foot! Couldn’t believe it! It had been overcast the day before when we got to our camp site and that morning, but as soon as we got to HayStack it had gotten sunny. I ended up going to the ER, getting a Boot for my foot, but we went back and I still enjoyed the beautiful view from the edge of the beach 5 stars Mother Earth! 2 big thumbs up!
YO. Cannon Beach gets CROWDED. I found 10 minute parking by the little visitor center and was able to hop out, run down to where the road dead ends into the beach, walk out onto the sand, and see it. I was also in a hurry to get to Portland, so I wouldn't have been able to spend much time here anyways.
Always beautiful!! We've been a few times and I hover between a 4 and a 5. Aside from the rock itself its a pretty standard beach, but the rock does add a pretty neat element. Especially if you're a Goonies fan!
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