|Address:||US-101, Cannon Beach, OR 97110, USA|
First off, this place is impossible to find and I didnt see anywhere to park. We ended up walking about a mile to get there based on directions from a local after getting confused that it was apparently in the middle of the water based on Google--in case youre wondering, it can be reached by land at low tide! Haha! Never did figure out the best way to get to it, other than staying at an adjacent resort! We went for the tide pools and arrived an hour before low tide. We had heard it was a popular spot but this was just crazy. They had most of the tide pools roped off and signs everywhere saying you can only walk on the sand. There was only about a 50 yard wide triangular area of tide pools amidst the sand. There were a bunch of anemones and we spotted a couple of teeny crabs scurrying around but it wasnt worth braving the crowds so dense you literally had people walking into you while distracted by the tide pools. Seems like the people having fun around the area were the ones who had rented 3 wheeler cruiser bikes! They raced around on the hard sand and it looked like a blast!
Bruno Conti Rossini
un luogo incredibile una spiaggia meravigliosa, i tide pools pieni di animali incredili e colorati, unavifauna marina incredibile e dei colori meravigliosi che cambiano in continuazione... Un capolavor della biodiversità. Decisamente valeva la pena di venirci! ein unglaublicher Ort, ein wunderschöner Strand, die Tide Pools voller nie gesehenen bunten Meerestiere, eine variierte Seevogelfauna und wunderbare Farben, die sich ständig ändern ... Ein Wunderwerk der Biodiversität. Es war die Reise wert!
Haystack rock is a well-known intertidal sea stack on the North Oregon coast. Its claimed to be one of the largest in the world, and when you visit it certainly looks that way. The views here are simply stunning, and although it is often crowded the beach is quite large so thats never an issue. As a professional photographer, Ive visited this location many times. If you are visiting the Oregon coast from out of state, make sure you stop and check out Haystack Rock.
Complete public access to the beach is rare to find! I have to say Im amazed at our abilities to stare at things such as rocks and water but this is such a beautiful place. If you are conscientious of your surroundings and not interested in destroying this habitat, it is worth visiting. Low tide is the most interesting because you can see more wildlife on the rocks. Please remember to be respectful and leave things as you find it.
Fantastic place to visit. Check local tide tables and go at low tide to view all sorts of creatures in the tide pools and near the rocks. Bring binoculars if youd like to see seagulls and puffins nesting on the rock. There are typically volunteers there at low tide to point out things and answer questions. Climbing on or near the rock is prohibited. THERE ARE NO BATHROOMS.
On low tide, you can definitely get quite close to the stacks. It is quite an interesting site. Definitely some cool rock formation happened here at some point. Lots of people are taking photos here (professional photos). Stroll along the beach and admire the view.
Love it but it was better 15 years ago. Haystack awareness group patrol low tides and are full of lots of bad information. They police the beach. I guess some people may hurt animals...not a family with a 3 year old in a cast. I hope tax dollars dont pay these people
Darcy Rose Cronin
Haystack Rock is an Oregon icon. Thanks to the Friends of Haystack Rock and federal protections, its being protected. We went for my daughters field trip and the guides did a great job. Their scopes are awesome and it was my first time to see a puffin!
Sehr schöner Strand, bei Ebbe kann man i den Pools mit etwas Glück Seesterne und seeanemonen beobachten.
Beautiful spot, but thats no secret as you will be able to tell by the sea of people (season pending of course) but it nearly takes nothing away from this beautiful location. Get place to hit the beach to cool down get wet and snap a few pics.
The first landmark I recognized for our Oregon 101 trip. Beautiful beach surrounded by posh businesses. You really should spend a full day here. Sunset is the best, because of low tide and all the tidal pools. Just watch out for photographers.
One of the iconic spots on the oregon coast, this ancient volcanic core can be reached at low tide, and surrounding tide pools offer a colorful variety of sea life. One of the most photographed, and photogenic spots along the oregon coast.
Yes, its famous for that movie but it is also a great place to check out wildlife in the tidal pools and the puffins flying overhead. You can also scope out Terrible Tilly, the defunct lighthouse to the north that sits out in the ocean.
The most iconic view of the Oregon Coast, and the best beach to hike around on low tide -- starfish and urchins and crabs, all in tide pools to look at and admire. Do try and visit during puffin season, if youre a bird enthusiast!
Very cool place. I remember seeing the rock and beach watching The Goonies as a kid. Cool to see it in person. The rock is way bigger than it looks in the pictures. I was disappointed I didnt see One-eyed Willy or Chunk.
Doesnt get old! Every time I come down to Canon Beach, it is always an experience! Whether its driving on the beach in the winter or laying on the sand in the summer! I love coming here for its beauty and relaxation.
I had a great time at the beach. One of the prettiest beach I have been to. Parking is hard but if you are willing to walk about 15 minutes, it is definitely worth a visit. They also have a very cute downtown area.
Häftigt! Ibland kan man gå ut till den men inte när vi var där på grund av tidvattnet.
I cant hate on the beach with this view and sunsets but dont go there with kids expecting to have tons to do. you cannot swim(too cold and rip currents) but there are some areas of tidepools at low tide.
Great place to relax and allow the kids to run around. Access is limited and no parking is immediately available adjacent to the beach. For the rock itself, many different birds can be seen roosting.
Fun for the whole family. Please respect the signs and the ocean life though! Lots of people were ignoring the signs about the fragile ecosystem and trudging through the water around haystack anyway.
Nice place to visit, I love the small city of cannon beach. But getting into town and finding a spot to park is the only issue I have. Otherwise its a great place to enjoy the sun and sea
Dangerous to go swimming at from rip currents but still fun just to stroll beach at, have marine biologists explain the fascinating rocks and creatures in the tide pools for free.
Good luck finding parking around the beach. There are several walkways that will bring you to the beach from the town. Beautiful and legendary beach. Water is very cold.
The rock is fat as hell! Its about 1/3 the height of the space needle, which is pretty cool. Its also neat to watch the sun set behind it, especially if its warm outside