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Sandstone rock formations, sea caves, a small waterfall and the remains of the old roadway that once skirted this scenic point are among the attractions at Hug Point.
From Online Extras Summer 2014
Hug Point State Recreation Site
The horse-drawn wagons are long gone, but day-trippers continue to make unforgettable memories at this scenic cove. Easy beach access with iconic Oregon Coast views, captivating caves, a picturesque waterfall tumbling from the sculpted sandstone and great picnic spots along a serene, sheltered beach make Hug Point nothing short of heavenly. The site makes for a great wayside stop-off during......[read more]
 
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