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    Cannon Beach is dog friendly. Owners are welcome to walk their dogs on the beach and many like to swim in the ocean. Hotels such as the <a href="http://www.theoceanlodge.com/" target="external">Ocean Lodge</a> invite guests to bring their dogs with them on vacation.
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    From sandcastle building, to picnicking, to playing in the ocean children have plenty to do on Cannon Beach. Here a child is found flying a kite silhouetted by the setting sun.
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  • Cannon Beach Oregon

    Haystack Rock on Cannon Beach in Cannon Beach, Oregon is one of the largest monoliths in the world. Haystack is estimated to be 235 feet tall and believed to be 15.3 million years old.
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    Low tide occurs twice a day at Haystack Rock. When the Pacific Ocean recedes during low tide a multitude of tide pools with living sea creatures and plant life are exposed. The Haystack Rock Awareness Program volunteers guide visitors around the tide pools emphasizing conservation, awareness and education. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.cannon-beach.net/hrap/" target="external">http://www.cannon-beach.net/hrap/</a>.
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    Video photographer Lyle Morgan captures visitors marveling over Haystack Rock's cobble garden. Haystack Rock Awareness Program volunteer Lisa Habecker identifies points of interest to Morgan.
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    Cannon Beach has nine miles of walkable beach. Many visitors find the driftwood embankments a perfect place for picnicking and watching the sun set.
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    Two rock formations called the 'Needles' neighbor Haystack Rock. Many bird species make the rocks their home. The most noted of Cannon Beach is the tufted puffin.
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    <a href="http://cannonbeachartist.com/" target="external">Richard Gorsuch</a> along with many other artists make Cannon Beach, Oregon their home. In 2002 Gorsuch painted Haystack Rock every single day from the exact same location and time of day. He says he is fascinated by the atmosphere surrounding the millions year old monolith.
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    Cannon Beach, Oregon is known for its elaborate sand castle building. 2009 marked the <a href="http://www.cannon-beach.net/cbsandcastle.html" target="external">45th annual sand castle building contest</a>. Contestants are assigned a 20' x 20' plot of beach and only the sand found on the beach is allowed to be used in building the sand castle.
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    Beach bonfires sprinkle the beach starting at sunset. Families, couples, and groups of friends can be found relaxing and making smores around beach fires every evening.
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    Sunsets at Cannon Beach perform magnificently. Here surfers come in from the Pacific to admire the sunset. On the day this picture was taken the water temperature was 54 degrees.
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