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CoastWatch Mile 247
South Spit Salmon River, Tillamook/Lincoln county line
N 45° 2.771', W 124° 0.296' to N 45° 2.043', W 124° 0.587'
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Cascade Head & Salmon River Mouth to Roads End
• Motor vehicle travel is prohibited from Porter Point (45° 09.5142', Mile 257), southerly to the Tillamook County/Lincoln County line (45° 02.6706', Mile 247).
• 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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Mile 247 9/25/09
Looking south over Mile 247
9 REPORTS FOR MILE 247:
Apr 8, 2013 12:00 AM
A significant number of people appeared for such a remote mile. Spotted an entire tree deposited on shoreline, as well as clumps of mussels.
Aug 2, 2012 8:15 AM
Sandcastle on the beach. Trawler offshore. Abundant tidepool life.
Jul 24, 2012 7:00 PM
Six sandcastles present. Found some spent fireworks debris.
Apr 7, 2012 12:00 PM
It was invigorating to be on the beach again. Short visits due to winter tide conditions and my schedule have limited this activity. I was so taken by the apparent joy among the folks out for their own beach fun, that I decided to photograph the humans, as well as the shell/pebble/wood content of the shoreline. The tops of offshore rocks seemed to be relatively bare of the usual mussels.
Jun 1, 2011 12:00 AM
I noted the average in my report, as my walks are frequent, but my reports are few. Have misplaced my log-on identity, so created a new one this afternoon, in order to submit this report.
Sep 25, 2009 8:30 AM
A glorious Indian Summer day on this pristine beach. The gulls and brown pelicans had it all to themselves.
Looking south over Mile 247
about halfway down the Salmon River spit
Keyhole in bluff at south end of mile 247
south end of open beach of mile 247
Feb 5, 2008 11:30 AM
The weather was fierce and the tide was high. The beach was clean. No problems to report.
Aug 25, 2007 5:00 AM
This mile continues to be very clean. The large number of brown pelicans was the highlight of the day.
Sep 24, 2006 4:00 PM
1. No further progress in rock slides on southern basalt wall. Grass is starting to grow on it. 2. The sand has really built up since my last visit [6/18/06]. The rocks at the south end are nearly covered by sand. 3. Lots of gulls. Several crows. Seven brown pelicans. Very clean beach.