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Oregon Coast Day Trip: Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock

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Oregon Coast Day Trip: Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock
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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Explore the stunning beaches and beautiful towns along Oregon’s northern coast on this full-day trip from Portland. Visit the charming towns of Manzanita and Cannon Beach—home of the famous Haystack Rock—browse antique shops and art galleries, and stop several beaches to maximize your time at the Oregon Coast.
  • Travel along Oregon’s coast and visit Manzanita and Cannon Beach
  • Admire views of dramatic cliffs, beaches, lighthouses, and forests on a relaxing drive
  • Enjoy the breathtaking views from Neahkahnie Point
  • Enjoy free time to explore quaint shops and art galleries
  • Round-trip hotel transport from Portland included
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Hotel pickup and drop-off at select downtown Portland hotels
Food and drinks
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Your full-day tour of Oregon’s northern coast starts with morning hotel pickup in downtown Portland. Be sure to grab your coffee and breakfast for the ride to Neahkahnie Point, an amazing spot to look for whales and where you can see miles of Oregon's coastline. Disembark in Manzanita where you can spend time on the beach or explore the quaint boutiques in their downtown.

Next, head to Short Sand Beach where you embark on a short walk through old-growth forest before arriving at a beautifully secluded sandy beach.

Then head into Cannon Beach for some antiquing and lunch (own expense) before continuing to Haystack Rock. Walk out to Haystack’s base (if the tide is out), explore tide pools and glimpse scurrying sea creatures.

Then enjoy some free time to walk along the beach, warm up with locally-roasted coffee, and peruse the town’s eclectic shops and art galleries. Your return trip stops at Camp 18, a historical logging museum that provides a window into Oregon’s timber industry. Arrive back at your Portland hotel in the evening.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Camp 18 Museum
Those who want to learn more about logging history in the northwest, or who simply are curious about vintage logging machinery, will find plenty of material at Camp 18. Outdoor displays include multiple steam donkeys such as a Dolbeer single spool, a very early first-generation model, to a high-tech late-model Willamette compound geared yarder that was the height of technology for its day. Other displays on site include a large bandsaw from a sawmill, a self-propelled Ohio steam crane, Caterpillar-style tracked vehicles that worked in the woods, a railroad skeleton log car and other heavy equipment plus a wide variety of large and small hardware. We will make a quick stop here on our way to the spectacular Oregon Coast so that you can explore the historic equipment, use the restroom, and buy some coffee if you want.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Neahkahnie Mountain
This peak is an inspiring place, where the Tillamook tribe believed their most powerful god resided. In fact, the name Neahkahnie comes from their words Ne ("place of") and Ekahnie ("supreme deity").  
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Short Sands Beach
Stretching along four miles of coastline in dense, temperate rainforest, Oswald West State Park has a beautifully secluded sandy beach and miles of trails leading to breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean.  This vast, scenic treasure is without a doubt one of the most spectacular parks in Oregon. 
Duration: 25 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Ecola State Park
No visit to Cannon Beach would be complete ­without visiting Ecola State Park, perched dramatically on the edge of Tillamook Head. Ecola Park Road winds through old growth rainforest before emerging at one of the Oregon Coast’s most famous views, overlooking numerous rock formations and the capes and headlands miles to the south. 
Duration: 25 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Manzanita Beach
Manzanita is a beautiful oceanside city with seven miles of sandy beach and the third most photographed scenery in Oregon. While here you can enjoy a spectacular walk by the ocean or explore their lovely downtown.
Duration: 25 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cannon Beach
This picturesque small-town village by the sea is easily walkable and you will be able to explore meandering pathways, enjoy public art and courtyards spilling over with flowers. Known as one of the Northwest’s top art towns, Cannon Beach is filled with art galleries, specialty shops, cafes and fine dining restaurants. While in Cannon Beach you will have time for lunch at one of their amazing restaurants.  Cannon Beach is also famous for its amazing beaches. 
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Haystack Rock
 Haystack Rock is one of Oregon’s most recognizable landmarks, home to colorful tidepools and diverse bird life. It rises 235 feet from the edge of the shoreline. At low tide, you can walk right up to it and find colorful sea stars and other fascinating tidepool creatures in its intertidal area. Puffins can be observed on Haystack Rock from early spring to mid-summer, offering the most accessible viewing of Tufted Puffins in the Northwest.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Child aged 3-6 will need a car seat for this tour. Please bring a car seat as the local operator will not be able to accommodate child without car seat
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements (minimum of four people). In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 17 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Hub World Travel dba America's Hub World Tours LLC

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Oregon Coast Day Trip: Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Oregon Coast Day Trip: Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Oregon Coast Day Trip: Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Oregon Coast Day Trip: Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Q:
What is the maximum group size during Oregon Coast Day Trip: Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 17 travelers.

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Traveler Tips


  • "There is a bit of hiking up and down to the beaches, so make sure to bring sturdy shoes and then some flip flops for the beach!" See review
  • "This tour is a must to get a true feel of Oregon." See review
  • "Must visit Canon Beach with its fabulous food and shopping, and tucked-away Small Sand and Indian Beaches which remain in landscapes much like Lewis and Clark saw them!" See review

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star-5
A great day on the coast.
Sheila_S
, Sep 2021
This tour was very well organized - we visited several beaches, and had plenty of time in the middle of the day to walk along Cannon beach. Highly recommended.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
The Oregon Coast is amazing this time of year, and we are happy to hear you enjoyed your day!
star-5
Although it was a rainy...
Ravi_B
, Sep 2021
Although it was a rainy day at the Coast, we made the most of it. Our tour guide, Cher, was very personable. The weather changed every 15 minutes based on where you were at on the Coast...so we moved based on the weather. Some really spectacular views and great photos were taken. A nice lunch was had at the Wayfarer, which has an amazing view of Haystack Rock. The goal was Haystack Rock that day and the sun came out, although it was quite windy, and we were able to walk quite close on the beach to take great photos. In the end it was all spectacular and a great day on the Coast.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Welcome to fall weather in Oregon, where you need to be prepared for all weather situations! :) We are happy to hear that your day was wonderful.
star-5
Great trip . Beautiful...
Rubina_K
, Sep 2021
Great trip . Beautiful scenery and great food Guide was very informative. Wish got safe extra time to shop
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your day! We do offer private options on our tours and if you book one of those we can adjust the stops of the tour to fit your wants, even while the tour is happening.
star-3
Beautiful coastal tour
Mindy_E
, Sep 2021
John was nice and knowledgeable. The first two beaches were the best. Would have loved 2-3hrs for lunch so could have shopped the cute boutiques and not rushed lunch and then just cut out the last beach. Felt very rushed. Drive has alot of elevation change and curves.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you for the kind words about John. He is certainly a wonderful Tour Guide. We understand wanting more time in Cannon Beach. In the future you can book our tours as private tours, and then we can adjust the itinerary as you want even during the tour.
star-5
We had an amazing time!...
Shokoofeh_F
, Sep 2021
We had an amazing time! Our guide John Moran was friendly and very knowledgeable, interesting facts about the state itself but also provided environmental facts - which we appreciated! We travelled with children and they enjoyed it as much as we did!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour! John is wonderful and I will pass your compliments along to him.
star-5
Must to do
AhmedOman
, Aug 2021
Wonderful trip ,breathtaking views and must to do if you visit Portland .definitely it’s will stick in your memory for long long time
star-5
Rich and Margo at Cannon Beach
Richard_K
, Aug 2021
All of it - fantastic experience. Our tour guide, Gunnar, was outstanding - nice, polite, and most of all very informative and helpful to ensure we got the best experience possible. Took us on several hikes along the beach and in the woods and just provided a fantastic experience. We took the Oregon Coast Day Trip and would highly recommend both the tour and Gunnar - Gunnar even stopped on the way to the coast at a local highway produce stand for some excellent fruit for us to enjoy on the way! Excellent tour and we would do it again next time we are in beautiful Oregon!
star-5
John Rocks!
Emilyanne_K
, Aug 2021
Our tour guide John was personable, funny, and very knowledgeable! He made 3 Colorodans feel totally welcome. He picked us up right from our hotel and stayed on schedule the whole day. Book this tour! We had a blast!
star-3
Great Scenery but No Covid Protocols
Howard
, Aug 2021
The scenery along the drive was beautiful and the stops along the beaches were highlights of the tour. Our guide Norman, however, was so laid back as to be more of a driver than a tour leader. There was minimal interaction between him and the tour participants. No overview or context about where we were going and what we were going to see. I also did not appreciate the lack of COVID protocols. He told us at the onset of the trip that Oregon waived all protocols as of June 1st which is not true. He did take our temperature and most of the participants chose to wear masks while on the van although our “ driver” did not. Viator should not claim to be following COVID protocols when they are not. This was the disappointing part of the trip.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hello, Thank you for letting us know about this. Our company takes COVID safety extremely seriously and we have a full set of safety protocols that our drivers have been required to follow since March 2020 that are not limited to but do include: temperature checks for everyone, wiping high touch areas of the van with sanitizer between stops, offering hand sanitizer to guests, and everyone on the tour is required to wear a mask for the duration of the tour including the driver. Thank you for letting us know that Norm was not following those protocols. I will be speaking with him today and make sure that he is very clear that following safety protocols is absolutely not an option and that if he will not follow them he will not be guiding for our company.
star-2
Cannon Beach Experience
Claudia_L
, Jul 2021
The view is beautiful but there was lots of driving with little entertainment. The few stops included for sightseeing were very short lived. The driver was kind however mostly kept quite during the commute, there was no information or history shared along the way. Overall it was a lovely scenic experience however for a tour that you pay for, I feel like the tour guides should provide us with more time to explore each stop, as well as being knowledgable on the locations they take us.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hello, Thank you for the feedback. Unless you book a private tour, there is a limited amount of time we can spend at each location in order to stop everywhere listed on the itinerary. I will be speaking with the guide from your trip and give them your feedback. Thank You
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