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CoastWatch Mile 247
DescriptionSouth Spit Salmon River, Tillamook/Lincoln county line
Boundaries N 45° 2.771', W 124° 0.296' to N 45° 2.043', W 124° 0.587'
Google MapsNearby Roads, Directions to/from, Google photos, Satellite image, Terrain overlay
OPRD MapCascade Head & Salmon River Mouth to Roads End
Vehicles• 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.
WeatherCurrent Weather Conditions at nearby stations (may take a minute or two on a dialup connection)
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.


Mile 247   9/25/09
Looking south over 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.   MORE 
Aug 2, 2012 8:15 AM
Sandcastle on the beach. Trawler offshore. Abundant tidepool life.   MORE 
Jul 24, 2012 7:00 PM
Six sandcastles present. Found some spent fireworks debris.   MORE 
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.   MORE 
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.   MORE 
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.   MORE 
Mile 247   
Description:Looking south over Mile 247
Location:about halfway down the Salmon River spit
Description:Keyhole in bluff at south end of mile 247
Location: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.   MORE 
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.   MORE 
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.   MORE