Haystack Rock (Cannon Beach, OR)

Being the largest sea stack off the coast of Oregon, Haystack Rock stands like an intertidal sentinel just south of Cannon Beach and is responsible for much of the tourist industry here. We approached it from the south on foot, after parking our car in a neighborhood and finding a public access path to the beach. Since it was past low tide, we couldn’t walk up to it like we did at the Three Graces earlier in the day. Cannon Beach is one of the most developed towns along the Oregon coast, with hotels and condominiums and a commercial district of shops and restaurants. For obvious reasons, the rock is a favorite subject of photographers and artists.

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