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CoastWatch Mile 244
CountyLincoln
DescriptionWecoma Beach north, Lincoln City, Roads End south
Boundaries N 45° 0.429', W 124° 0.615' to N 44° 59.399', W 124° 0.827'
Google MapsNearby Roads, Directions to/from, Google photos, Satellite image, Terrain overlay
OPRD MapRoads End to Siletz River
Vehicles• Motor vehicle travel is prohibited from the Tillamook County-Lincoln County line (45° 02.6706', Mile 247), southerly to Yaquina Bay (44° 37.0374', Mile 215), except for the following locations within the corporate limits of Lincoln City:
(A) A distance of 150 feet on each side of the westerly extension of North 35th Court;
(B) A distance of 150 feet on each side of the westerly extension of North 15th Street.
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TidesThe NOAA Tide Predictions site may be found here. Click on the station nearest to your location to see predicted tides in graphical and tabular formats.

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Beautiful day, quiet peaceful beach   4/20/07
Millie & Carl


15 REPORTS FOR MILE 244:
Millie & Carl
May 19, 2011 9:00 AM
 
Nothing spectacular; just a nice peaceful scene on a sunny spring day. A few individuals looking in some low-tide pools, others just looking or walking; the few dogs all on leash. Very little trash; I presume the recent tsunami wave may have flushed much of it away.   MORE 
Millie & Carl
Aug 24, 2010 8:00 AM
 
In general, there was very little visible debris. However, we suspect a lot will appear as the sand gets shifted around by winds and tides. At the time of tihs report, the tide was only a foot or so but beginning to come in, but by noon would be almost 8'. A small group of people were standing in ~1' of water near a rock ~50' out. If they stayed there very long, they'd have found it had become pretty deep for the little kids with them. (Note photo)   MORE 
 
Rising Waters   
Description:A group of people about 50' offshore in shallow water, probably oblivious to rising tide making the water not so shallow.
Location:Off approximately NE 40th St access, Lincoln City
Millie & Carl
Oct 2, 2009 2:00 PM
 
A quiet, peaceful, sunny day; a moderate number of people just relaxing, wandering, etc.; one family with a couple of little kids busily building a sand castle. With beach clean-up just a few weeks ago, very little litter. One dead seal pup, and a couple of deteriorating gull carcasses. One young man, in a world all by himself, intently and vigorously dancing in the shallow surf; and a pair of Lincoln City policemen patrolling in a department beach buggy. The beach being used as the good lord and Tom McCall intended!   MORE 
 
Seal pup   
Description:A young dead seal pup (about 3'long), beginning to deteriorate
Location:On the beach, approx. opposite 3600 North
Entranced by the call of the sea   
Description:This young gent was really carried away; wholly engrossed in his music and the surf's roar, dancing while totally oblivious to the rest of the world.
Location:At roughly opposite 3800 North
Cops on the beat   
Description:Lincoln City PD beach patrol
Location:Approximately opposite 3600 North
Millie & Carl
Mar 6, 2009 3:00 PM
 
A sunny, shirtsleeve day. Purely by chance, we hit the beach the same time a wedding group did - bride in full regalia; tiny flower girl sprinkling flower petals ahead of the bride from the bottom of the access stairs to the tent. A fine time being had by all. Overall, the beach was quite clean, with only a small scattering of trash atop the sand.   MORE 
 
Altar to go?   
Description:Groomsmen preparing the scene
Location:Access at Chinook Winds, NW 40th St
The main event   
Description:On-the-beach wedding
Millie & Carl
Dec 11, 2008 2:30 PM
 
Quiet, pleasant afternoon on the beach. Cool breeze, not too strong. Very few people out strolling, walking and some playing with their dogs (all small, friendly and under good control). Lots of sand, all still damp from recent rains and well-packed for easy walking. Three bunches of gulls, and one interloper of a pelican, all just hanging out in the surf line, indisturbed by people or dogs.    MORE 
 
Anyone wanna count them?   
Description:One of three flocks of gulls.
Location:At the surf line, near the Grace Hammond wayside, NW 34th St
The party crashing pelican   
Millie & Carl
Sep 14, 2008 3:00 PM
 
Busy late-summer sunny Sunday; lots of people on the beach near the main access points. A few dogs, some on leash, but all well under control. There is a path down the bluff, apparently from houses at about NW 50th Drive, going past a "No Trespassing" sign. Also, in an apparent natural shallow cave in the bluff, a young man was apparently carving graffiti in the sandstone. Photos included of both of these.   MORE 
 
Making his mark in the world?   
Description:Busily carving graffiti in the sandstone wall, oblivious to the surroundings
Location:In the bluff fronting Lincoln Shores, at about the midway point
Do-it-yourself beach access   
Description:A rough path up the slope from the beach
Date:Sep 14, 2008 12:00 AM
Millie & Carl
Jun 19, 2008 8:30 AM
 
One bicycle carrying rider and surf board. Very quiet though occupied. Low tide revealed abundant life attached to the usually covered rocks.   MORE 
 
New private access stairs   
Description:New Stairs under construction from a house on the bluff at approximately NW 55th St.
Location:Roughly midway between Chinook Winds Casino & Roads End Wayside
Wind-created "Sand Shadows" #1   
Description:Wind-blown loose sand created these "shadows" on the downwind side of pebbles, shells, etc.
"Sand Shadows" detail   
Jwilson
Feb 24, 2008 1:00 AM
 
Griffiti sprayed on "Warning" Sign posted on bluff. Many charred logs. Logs driven onto embankments result of strong winter storms. Several forts and other structures erected. Some rather creative; e.g. a makeshift ship with 3 masts. Several sandcastles built. Large logs which has been buried by sand are now re-appearing. Dogs of all sizes represented from Teacup Poodle to Great Dane.   MORE 
Millie & Carl
Jan 18, 2008 3:00 PM
 
Post-storm, many driftwood logs, most with burn charring. Beach generally pretty clean, with just scattered bits of small debris; biggest items were one bath towel and one sock draped over a log. One "No climbing" warning sign made almost unreadable with graffiti (photo included). Overall, quite enjoyable -- first calm, sunny day in weeks. However, the perpetual caves are still waiting to trap a kid or two at the Roads End Wayside bluff.   MORE 
 
Sign defacement   
Description:An "unstable rocks - do not climb" warning sign, defaced and made almost unreadable by graffiti.
Location:Foot of bluff, near about NW 39th St
Millie & Carl
Nov 14, 2007 3:00 PM
 
Although few people were on the beach in threatening weather, it was actually pleasant. Mostly I was counting dead fulmars (20 total), and making my periodic check on the caves perpetually carved at Roads End Wayside.   MORE 
 
Dead Northern Fulmar #1   
Location:Near center of Coast Watch Mile 244
Copyright:(c)2007 Carl Ehrman
Dead Northern Fulmar #2   
Location:Coast Watch Mile 244
Copyright:(c)2007 Carl Ehrman
Dead Northern Fulmar #3   
Location:Coast Watch Mile 244
Copyright:(c)2007 Carl Ehrman
Potential Kid Trap   
Description:The two openings seen in this photo are connected, forming a short "tunnel". The obvious cave-in hazard has been reported several times.
Location:Roads End State Wayside
Copyright:(c)2007 Carl Ehrman
Millie & Carl
Sep 21, 2007 2:45 PM
 
Generally, the beach was quite clean appearing (SOLV beach cleanup just a week ago, and much sand build-up hiding who knows how much buried). Quite a few pieces of palm kelp washed up, not often seen in these numbers.   MORE 
Jwilson
May 14, 2007 11:30 AM
 
The continual erosion of bluff at Roads End State Park is of concern, as people are continuing to carve into the bluff, thereby creating premature erosion.   MORE 
Millie & Carl
Apr 20, 2007 8:00 AM
 
Beautiful day, very low tide, people enjoying being on the quiet beach, friendly dogs happily running off steam. Ultra-low tide exposing sea stars, anemones, mussels, and barnacles on the normally submerged rocks. Good sand build up -- only one (quarter to half an acre) area, vicinity of NW 55th St, with appreciable exposed cobbles.   MORE 
 
Fish netting (?) hung up on offshore rock   
Date:Apr 20, 2007 12:00 AM
Beautiful day, quiet peaceful beach   
Date:Apr 20, 2007 10:50 AM
Millie & Carl
Mar 5, 2007 2:00 PM
 
One 30-40' tree trunk and enough scragelly branches to look like the skeleton of a fair-sized shipwreck. Much less sand, many more cobbles exposed. There has been some apparent effort to collapse the caves previously reported at the bluff base under the Roads End parking area, but one deep one is still there. A sign has been posted warning of the danger posed by these caves, but it is small, inconspicuous and knocked over.   MORE 
 
Summer Cottage?   
Description:Some kids must've had fun building this harmless little attraction.
Location:Upper wrack line, roughly midway in mile
Date:Mar 5, 2007 12:00 AM
Hazardous Attraction   
Description:Couple of the caves dug into the base of the bluff directly under the Roads End Wayside parking lot, in soft collapsable sandstone.
Location:Roads End Wayside
Date:Mar 5, 2007 12:00 AM
Jwilson
Mar 3, 2007 12:00 PM
 
Large clusters of kelp, plus many empty water bottles, several broken wooden pallets, considerable amount of charred driftwood. Erosion: Considerable human destruction of bluffs, evidenced by carving into bluffs, and initials etched into them.   MORE