Beach Bling: How Trash Becomes Treasure At The Oregon Coast

Gently shuffling through a tide pool in front of Haystack Rock, a young man in a gray hooded sweatshirt picked up what looked like a small, gray stone. It was a mole crab. Holding it in his palm he displayed the crustacean to a small crowd around him before placing it back into the water.

Searching the sand to discover treasures and creatures alike is one of the many draws to visit the coast. It’s called: beachcombing.



Look closely at the colors decorating the sand beneath your feet and you’ll find a surprising amount of something more at

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