The Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach, Oregon, was formed by lava flows 15 million years ago, according various reliable sources. It is approachable by foot at low tide, but don’t touch–the rock is a protected area for nesting birds. Take all the photos you want!
Photos of Oregon’s coast usually feature Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach. Here it is on a Monday morning before the crowds arrive. The three mile long flat sandy beach is great for running–my daughter indulged, I didn’t,