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Ribbed microtopography at West Beach, Lummi Island

Ribbed microtopography at West Beach. Looking south toward Village Point.

Take advantage of the fine weather and ride your bike across Lummi Island to beautiful West Beach facing Rosario Strait. There you’ll find a lovely cobble beach and fine examples of alternating sandstone and conglomerate beds in steeping dipping rocks of the Chuckanut Formation.

Take your swimsuit- or don’t!

Go to the West Beach page.


2 Responses

  1. Is this the same or similar to the ribs of sandstone that are visible at low tide from the Taylor Street wharf ? The ones by the Taylor street Wharf look larger , more like beached orcas. The ones on Lummi appear to be thinner and more regular.

    • Adena,
      The structure is generally the same. The West Beach exposures are indeed thinner, more rythmic beds. Because of the conglomerate and beach scenery, they are more interesting.

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