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Cannon Beach - Mushroom-like Blob at Hug Point, Storm Video
Virtual Tour of Cannon Beach, Oregon Coast

At low tide, and if the sand levels are low enough, one very weird mushroom-like rock pops up into view, housing all sorts of sea life at its base.

Below, see the mushroom blob at different sand levels, which can create striking results. Sand levels go up and down over the course of the year on Oregon beaches. Note the dramatic difference between these two photos, where even the bedrock is visible in one.

Near the bottom is the same scene at night with a full moon on the ocean. See a video of Hug Point in a storm, including a scary ending, at the very bottom.