Cliffs and Coastline, Sea Stacks and Shoreline

As far as I can tell, the Oregon coast is the perfect combination of blue waters and striking shoreline. Because of all the volcanic activity in the area, much of the coast is jagged basalt that ends abruptly at the water line. Other parts are smoothed sandstone eroded over time by wind and waves that have created stratified cliffs and waterline caves, respectively. The rough surf has also shaped the coast by eroding headlands, forming the distinctive sea stacks that line the coast. It’s all beautiful – every inch.

Blue green waters of the Pacific meet eroded sandstone and lush forest, Oregon

Blue green waters of the Pacific meet eroded sandstone and lush forest, Oregon

Clear green shallows in sandstone cove, Pacific Coast, Oregon

Clear green shallows in sandstone cove, Pacific Coast, Oregon

Devil's Punchbowl at low tide, Pacific Coast, Oregon

Devil’s Punchbowl at low tide, Pacific Coast, Oregon

Barnacle-encrusted basalt at low tide, Pacific Coast, Oregon

Barnacle-encrusted basalt at low tide, Pacific Coast, Oregon

Spray on jagged basalt, Devil's Churn, Pacific Coast, Oregon

Spray on jagged basalt, Devil’s Churn, Pacific Coast, Oregon

A view of the coast from the road highlighting uneroded basalt, Pacific Coast, Oregon

A view of the coast from the road highlighting uneroded basalt, Pacific Coast, Oregon