Windcave

Windcave in Torrey Sandstone at Torrey Pines State Beach, San Diego, California. October 2012.

Windcave in Torrey Sandstone at Torrey Pines State Beach, San Diego, California. October 2012.

The windcaves in the sandstone at Torrey Pines aren’t actually formed by wind, but by moisture. Water slowly dissolves the sandstone (turning it back into sand), and the deeper these pockets are, the longer they will stay moist, slowly growing deeper and deeper.

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