Winter Beach Scenes at Westwind

Change is a constant theme for the rocky shore of Oregon, and Westwind’s beach is no different. High tides and big wave action scour sand away; winter storms loosen soil and can trigger small rock falls. Logs and debris wash ashore. Note: sand washed away doesn’t go far, and other storms and tides can deposit the sand back onto the beach. Also, the ‘West’ wind (the most common on the coast) blows sand back up the beach and into the dunes.

Sunset through Needle's Eye after high tide and winter storms

Sunset through Needle’s Eye after high tide and winter storms

Sea Foam galore at Needle's Eye

Sea Foam galore at Needle’s Eye

Sea Foam amidst newly exposed rocks near Needle's Eye

Foamy wash amidst newly exposed rocks near Needle’s Eye

Small rockfall at Pirate's Cove

Small rockfall at Pirate’s Cove

Eroded beach showing organic debris line

Eroded beach showing organic debris line

Eroded beach near Westwind volleyball court

Eroded beach near Westwind volleyball court

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