Neskowin Oregon Ghost Forest

Neskowin Oregon Ghost Forest

The beach at Neskowin is probably one of Oregon’s most under rated. Located South of Tillamook and North of Lincoln City, it’s far enough off the route from Portland that it gets missed as a destination by most people. In addition, Pacific City is only a few miles to the North and has a lot more to offer the tourist.

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Even with signs, the turn off for Beach access is also hard to see if you’re not expecting it. And the walk to the beach from the parking lot is a bit of a long walk for most people.

But those fools who don’t make the trek, miss this.

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I’m not able to find much information about the geology of this “island” or large rock here on the beach. But it’s possible that it was formed as part of an Earthquake 2000 years ago that dropped the shoreline by seven feet. And also left these stumps to be submerged under water and sand.

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While El Nino caused these stumps to be seen in 2009, and they’ve been visible almost all of Summer 2012 (these pictures were taken August 2012,) it’s obvious that they’ve been seen before in the past. The buck board marks on the trunks of many of them prove that they were visible for quite some time, and cut down in the late 1800′s.

Despite the view, there are only two hotels in the area and one choice for dining. Which has limited hours and is practically closed outside of the Summer. The lack of services makes this area less popular for vacations, but if you are driving by, I highly recommend stopping to enjoy this wonderful beach and views.

**Update**

New picture, taken March 2013.

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