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Rising 235 feet above the shoreline, Haystack Rock is a natural treasure and one of Oregon
From Cannon Beach Visitor's Guide Winter 2008
Haystack Rock is Cannon Beach's Natural Treasure
This dramatic seashore monolith offers habitat for nesting seabirds including tufted puffins and at its base colorful tidepools are filled with fascinating creatures. Cannon Beach's world famous landmark rises 235 feet above the shoreline at the ocean's edge. Haystack Rock is a natural treasure and remarkable geological ­formation, millions of years old, where you can explore colorful tidepools and watch......[read more]
 
  • Attractions

    • A Holiday Lights Spectacular: From Thanksgiving until New Year's Eve, brilliant displays of holiday lights on Oregon's South Coast attract visitors to Shore Acres State Park. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2017
    • A Whale of a Journey: The longest migration of any creature on earth can be observed from the shores of the Oregon Coast, if you know when and where to watch. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2017
    • Ask Oregon: Viewing Coastal Rock Formations: Coast Explorer publisher Gary Hayes answers questions from travelers as Travel Oregon's "Ask Oregon" expert for the Oregon Coast. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2017
    • The Most Valuable Lesson: Exploring the Oregon Coast in fall and winter has some remarkable rewards, especially for travelers prepared for whatever Mother Nature delivers. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2017
    • Enjoy the Summer Crowds: For seabirds and visitors alike there's nothing like summer on the Oregon Coast where nesting colonies are very busy at nearly every rocky outcropping. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2017
  • Arts

    • A New Season of Art: Now is the time to plan your fall and winter gallery stops along the Oregon Coast. Appeared in Online Extras 2017
    • Bold Marks of a Master: Artist Christopher Mathie paints using bits and pieces of reality, allowing the rest of his piece to be more abstract, leaving the viewer with an important role in the painting: interpretation. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2012
    • Creating at the Coast: From painting and penciling to wool spinning and woodworking, summer art education opportunities abound on the Oregon Coast. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2012
    • Atmosphere by Blackwell: Artist Paula Blackwell creates "mysterious atmospheres" in her encaustic paintings of landscapes. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2012
    • Beyond Bronze at Bronze Coast Gallery in Cannon Beach: Don't let the name fool you, Bronze Coast Gallery is much more than bronze. The Cannon Beach gallery features a variety of painters with a wide range of styles. Appeared in Online Extras Spring 2012
  • Dining

    • Doggy Dining in Cannon Beach: A Cannon Beach restaurant takes the city's dog friendly reputation to a new level offering meals for canine companions. Appeared in Online Extras 2017
    • Taste the Flavors of Fall: Fall is in the air and it's time to savor the bountiful harvest on the Oregon Coast. Appeared in Online Extras 2017
    • North Coast Bargain Bites: If you are hungry for an inexpensive bite while traveling the North Oregon Coast, there are plenty of options. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2015
    • The Best of Cannon Beach Dining: Whether you're searching for steak or seeking fresh seafood, craving a cocktail or want to indulge your desire for delectable desserts, we've trawled the eateries of Cannon Beach to share some of our favorites with you. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2014
    • Bring on the Butterfish: It's not something you see frequently on the menu at coastal restaurants. The question is, "why not?" Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2013
  • Shopping

    • A Legacy Like No Other: Authors Jan and Jack McGowan share the story of Oregon's public beach access in new book titled The Oregon Coast, A Legacy Like No Other. Appeared in Online Extras 2017
    • Holiday Gift Ideas You'll Only Find in Cannon Beach: Wrap up your holiday shopping in Cannon Beach with these seven unique gift ideas that will please even the pickiest people on your list. Appeared in Online Extras 2017
    • Shopping on the Oregon Coast: Your fall and winter guide to the best shopping on the Oregon Coast Appeared in Online Extras 2017
    • Top Shop: Center Diamond in Cannon Beach earns top shop honor from Quilt Sampler magazine. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2016
    • Shopping Treasures: There's a lot of good shopping on the Oregon Coast, but these one-of-a-kind shops offer treasures special and rare along with a unique experience. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2015
  • Living

    • Northwest Style: The company known today as Coaster Construction began in 1973 with the vision of keeping the look and feel of a small coastal village and arts community in Cannon Beach. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2016
    • Visualize Art: What will that new piece of art you are considering look like on your wall? Now you can take the guesswork out of whether it will fit with your decor or not. At DragonFire Gallery in Cannon Beach, you can Visualize It. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2015
    • Subscribe to Coast Explorer Magazine: Let us inspire you with the beauty of the northwest coast and share tips on its very best places, while keeping you informed of news and events. Appeared in Online Extras Fall/Winter 2014
    • Eye-catching Designs for Perfect Patio Pots: Just as a garden can be a work of art, a well-designed container garden can be an attractive focal point on your patio, balcony, deck or doorstep. By selecting the right combination of thriller, filler and spiller plants you can create patio plantings with pizzazz. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2014
    • Nature's Carpet for the Garden: Using moss in coastal gardens takes a cue from nature. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2014
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