You've seen Haystack Rock, now what?

 We agree: Haystack Rock (pictured here) is awesome. But there are other rocks near Cannon Beach that you should see.

We agree: Haystack Rock (pictured here) is awesome. But there are other rocks near Cannon Beach that you should see.

Haystack Rock gets a lot of attention. And deservedly so. It’s a stunning and iconic work of nature. But there are plenty of other rock formations near Cannon Beach that are worth seeing.

When exploring these sites, please be respectful of both the environment and the local neighborhoods. The saying “Leave it better than you found it” is a good one to remember.

Check out these rocks the next time you’re on the North Oregon Coast or call us here at The Inn at Arch Cape, (503) 436-2082.

 Arch Cape’s Castle Rock (pictured here), just a few minutes south of Cannon Beach, is another stunning rock formation off the Oregon Coast.

Arch Cape’s Castle Rock (pictured here), just a few minutes south of Cannon Beach, is another stunning rock formation off the Oregon Coast.

Castle Rock: An easy 10-minute stroll south on the beach from The Inn at Arch Cape, near the end of Arch Cape beach, Castle Rock sits about 100 yards offshore. Named for its resemblance to a castle turret, Castle Rock was formed millions of years ago by lava flows. Always a good spot for dramatic sunset pics.

 Just south of Cannon Beach, Lion Rock (pictured above) is easy to see from the Arcadia State Park parking area.

Just south of Cannon Beach, Lion Rock (pictured above) is easy to see from the Arcadia State Park parking area.

Lion Rock: Easily accessible from the Arcadia Beach parking area, Lion Rock really comes to life during stormy weather as waves crash into it and swirl around it.

 Gull Rock is just south of Arch Cape in Cove Beach.

Gull Rock is just south of Arch Cape in Cove Beach.

Gull Rocks: Just south of Arch Cape, on the southern side of the Arch Cape Tunnel, sits Cove Beach, a serene residential community. Gull Rocks can be seen from Clatsop Lane and Ray Brown Road. Take Hwy 101 to Cove Beach Road and drive toward the ocean.

 Girabaldi is a little fishing village that sits about a mile south of Crab Rocks and The Three Graces,

Girabaldi is a little fishing village that sits about a mile south of Crab Rocks and The Three Graces,

Crab Rocks/The Three Graces: Head down to beautiful Tillamook Bay, about a mile north of Girabaldi, which is an easy (and scenic!) 30-minute drive from Arch Cape/Cannon Beach. These rocks are not only picturesque, but reveal wonderful tide pools at low tide.

 Jockey Cap Rock, south of Silver Point near Tolovana State Park, is one of the Oregon Coast’s great rock formations.

Jockey Cap Rock, south of Silver Point near Tolovana State Park, is one of the Oregon Coast’s great rock formations.

Jockey Cap Rock: Accessible at low tide, Jockey Cap Rock (above) is about a 20-minute beach walk south from Tolovana State Park (southern end of Cannon Beach), near Silver Point, which features some wonderful tide pools.

Bird Rocks: One of the Oregon Coast’s most scenic state parks, Ecola State Park is loaded with exceptional rock formations, including Sea Lion Rock, Submarine Rock and of course, Bird Rocks (pictured above), which are at the southern end of the park, off Chapman Point, just north of Ecola Creek in Cannon Beach.

 Looking south from Ecola State Park toward Cannon Beach at Bird Rocks (foreground) with Haystack Rock looming in the background.

Looking south from Ecola State Park toward Cannon Beach at Bird Rocks (foreground) with Haystack Rock looming in the background.

Twin Rocks: Drive about a half hour south on Hwy 101 from Arch Cape down to the beach community of Rockaway Beach. Near the south end of town, look for South Minnehaha Street and head west toward the ocean. From there, you’ll get a good look at these 90-foot-tall beauties (see pic below).

 The stunning Twin Rocks are at the south end of Rockaway Beach, a 30-minute drive south from Arch Cape/Cannon Beach on Highway 101.

The stunning Twin Rocks are at the south end of Rockaway Beach, a 30-minute drive south from Arch Cape/Cannon Beach on Highway 101.

ANDERSON