Just south of Cannon Beach, this little wayside gives you easy access to the beach and a peek at some interesting history. Imagine travelling by stagecoach along the beach (before the highway was built, the beach was the only way to go). North of the parking area you can still walk along the original trail carved into the point by the stagecoaches. The wayside was named after this trail because it hugs the point. Looking further north, Haystack Rock�one of the most identifiable landmarks along the coastline�is easily visible. Caution to visitors; be aware of the tide! It is possible to become stranded at high tide when exploring the point. Take a look at the stagecoach trail, the view of Haystack Rock and the two caves around the point, but have a plan. Pick up a tide book at one of the local shops: have fun and be safe.
This is place is so beautiful that my wife and I actually got married on the beach here. There are lots of sea stack rocks, tide pools, and some caves that you can explore. Make sure to come at low tide as many areas are inaccessible if the tides are in.