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Roads end point

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Roads End Point from the beach (bobcat)

Description

The convoluted headland between Roads End and the mouth of the Salmon River consists of two late Eocene (45 million years ago or so) formations. The Nestucca Formation, layers of sandstone and volcanic tuff, was overlaid by basalt flows. These flows once formed a barrier, which the onslaught of the ocean has breached to forms small caves and crater-like coves. Roads End Point is a basalt promontory with softer sandstone on either side that will continue to be eroded by the sea. In time, Roads End Point will become a sea stack.

The tide pools at the base of Roads End Point are some of the best on the Oregon Coast.

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