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Neskowin Ghost Forest

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An ancient Sitka spruce forest was unearthed in 1997-1998 when violent storms washed away the deep sands and debris they were buried under. Only their stumps remain, probably the result of a cataclysmic earthquake or tsunami that occurred approximately 2,000 years ago. The best time to see this wondrously eerie place is at low tide. Some of the stumps are partially hollow creating little tide pools for sea creatures to rest in. The properties on the dunes to the east of the Ghost Forest are all private so the best way to get to the forest is by parking in the public lot at the Neskowin turnoff and entering onto the beach directly in front of Proposal Rock.