Destination :: Cannon Beach

  • Cannon Beach: Haystack Rock is center stage, partially reflected in water on the beach. The sky is a cloudy gray.

    Haystack Rock. July 2014. Image 1/3

  • Cannon Beach: A seagull stands at the edge of the waterline. Tree-covered hills are visible in the background. Mist and clouds give everything a ghostly gray look.

    Seagull in Surf. July 2014. Image 2/3

  • Cannon Beach: Some of the taller rocks around Haystack Rock are visible, partially reflected in the water on the beach. The skies are gray and cloudy.

    Rocks in Surf. July 2014. Image 3/3

All the cool peeps will recognize Cannon Beach’s iconic Haystack Rock from The Goonies.1 The protected rock—part of the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge and an Oregon protected marine environment—is also known as an excellent location to view puffins in spring and summer.2

Brief History

1805
William Clark, of the William and Clark Expedition, explores Cannon Beach.3
1846
A cannon from the schooner Shark washes ashore near current-date Cannon Beach.
1848
The Shark's cannon is rediscovered; the local community eventually renames itself after the cannon.
May 6, 1935
Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge is established.4
1985
Haystack Rock appears in the film The Goonies.

Location

Oregon
United States

Website

Evaluation

Once or Twice is Enough

Cute town and fun beach; if you’re in the area, definitely worth a little side trip.

Visits: 1 Visited: July 2014

Notes

  1. If you've never seen The Goonies, go forth thou and watch it. I'll wait.
  2. "Haystack Rock," Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce.
  3. Unless otherwise noted, information about the beach is from "Cannon Beach, Oregon," Wikipedia.
  4. "About the Refuge," U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

References

  • "About the Refuge." Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. August 19, 2015. Accessed October 12, 2017. Link.
  • "Cannon Beach, Oregon." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. August 2, 2017. Accessed October 12, 2017. Link.
  • "Haystack Rock." Cannon Beach. Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce. Accessed October 12, 2017. Link.