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CoastWatch Mile 143
DescriptionSouth Umpqua Lighthouse SP
Boundaries N 43° 37.786', W 124° 12.857' to N 43° 36.993', W 124° 12.991'
Google MapsNearby Roads, Directions to/from, Google photos, Satellite image, Terrain overlay
OPRD MapUmpqua River to Tenmile Creek (1)
Vehicles• Motor vehicle travel is prohibited from the south bank at the Umpqua River (43° 40.0818', Mile 146) southerly to the Douglas County-Coos County line (43° 36.7314', Mile 142).
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example of dead sea birds found   10/21/13

Oct 21, 2013 2:00 PM
The beach was deserted except for us. It was somewhat foggy and windy so not the best day for a stroll on the beach. Did see 3 birds that were dead and washed up on shore...picture below. Picked up few items but beach was mostly clean.   MORE 
example of dead sea birds found   
Date:Oct 21, 2013 12:00 AM
Jan 20, 2013 1:30 PM
Beach looked good other than some bluffing from the higher water. Not too much garbage to collect. Had an enjoyable walk with our daughter, son-in-law, grandsons and two dogs. One grandson found about a dozen, intact sand dollars.   MORE 
Sunny day at the beach   
Interesting tree stump   
Date:Jan 20, 2013 12:00 AM
Oct 14, 2012 2:00 PM
The mile was very quiet with no notable changes. The day was cloudy and windy so not a very nice day to be on the beach. There was lots and lots of kelp in several locations along the mile. We, and our dog, were the only people on the beach.   MORE 
mounds of kelp   
Description:We found many mounds of kelp...more than we generally see.
Date:Oct 14, 2012 12:00 AM
more kelp   
Date:Oct 14, 2012 12:00 AM
Mar 26, 2012 10:15 AM
Mile 143 is pretty non-exciting. Just basic sand movement and usual shells, drift wood, bird etc. We saw no dead wildlife or physical changes. Were several plastic bottle that we picked up along with some other "man-made" items. There were 5 in our group (daughter & grandsons) and two dogs. There were few other people especially as we moved farther south on the beach. Both people and dogs were enjoying a nice walk on the beach. Shoreline seemed normal with really nothing to report. Have included pictures of our time on Mile 143   MORE 
Spring Break Walk on the beach   
Description:Grandsons and daughter helped us walk our beach mile while they were visiting during spring break. We had our faithful helper dogs with us. Ours is Amos (picture included). He was tired out as we all were. Was a fun time.
Location:Oregon Coast Mile 143
On our way back with collected garbage   
Date:Mar 26, 2012 12:00 AM
Big pile of kelp   
Walking the beach   
Interesting log decorations   
Sep 8, 2007 5:00 PM
Less than the normal invertebrates. One wood box on beach 2' x 2' x 4'   MORE