If you need a reminder to be aware of the tides both before and during your visit, be sure to check out this short time-lapse video. It was captured May 10-11th by placing a camera (set to take 1 photo/minute) out for almost two full days near Devil's Punchbowl State Natural Area. Yes, we kept our fingers crossed and luckily it turned out pretty well. I think it gives a good sense of how much Oregon's Ocean Shore changes over time. The rocky intertidal shoreline and ocean in the immediate foreground is part of Otter Rock Marine Reserve and intertidal Marine Garden.
Also, take a moment to say "Happy Birthday" to Governor Oswald West. Today (May 20, 2013) marks 140 years since his birth in 1873. Oswald West is known for many things, one of which is drafting landmark legislation to protect the public's right to use Oregon's coastal wet sand beaches.
View a tidal cycle in hyper-speed! (1:13):