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CoastWatch Mile 5
DescriptionChetco Point, Macklyn Cove, Mill Beach, Zwagg Island
Boundaries N 42° 3.03', W 124° 17.731' to N 42° 2.66', W 124° 16.91'
Google MapsNearby Roads, Directions to/from, Google photos, Satellite image, Terrain overlay
OPRD MapChetco River (2), Harbor Beach, McVay Rock Beach (1)
Vehicles• Motor vehicles are prohibited from Meyers Creek (42° 18.4422', Mile 23), southerly to the Oregon-California border (41° 59.9208', Mile 1).
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.


Sea Star   5/24/14
Dead Bat or Leather sea star found on beach

Sep 10, 2014 12:00 AM
A beautiful day at with a minus tide and fewer than expected people. I tried to get out to tide pools to look for evidence of wasting disease during a minus tide but was unable to do so because the rocky beach was too difficult to navigate out to pools where there might be sea star. Muscle and sea anemonie populations seemed fine   MORE 
May 24, 2014 12:00 AM
Beach is in good shape   MORE 
Sea Star   
Description:Dead Bat or Leather sea star found on beach
Location:Just South of tidepools
Mar 10, 2009 7:30 AM
mile 5 to the extent that it is accessible--from Chetco Point to 1/8 mile north of the little offshore projection just south of the condos--has changed very little since the last report. Surprisingly little debris, either land based or off shore originated. This has been an unusually quiet winter in terms of visible human activity.   MORE 
Dec 18, 2008 8:30 AM
Rather benign visit, given the storms of late with high wave action. No significant changes since last report   MORE 
Aug 26, 2008 7:30 AM
Mile five seems to be generally stable except for the crumbling bluff noted above and constant shifting of the entry of Mill Creek into Macklyn Cove (an annual rearrangment). Unlike a year ago, there has been no evidence of beaching of mammals. The pelicans have been expecially evident and active this year, feeding off the waters near the beachline for the entire length of mile five.   MORE 
Mar 4, 2008 7:45 AM
Considering the winter storms we have experienced, there has been relatively little visible impact on the shore. The sand that recedes during the winter seems to be shifting back in; no apparent new vegetation at the high water line.   MORE 
Nov 9, 2007 7:30 AM
see above; stable, no notable changes over the summer   MORE 
Aug 30, 2007 9:00 AM
mild continuing slides on bank, same sites as noted on prior reports. Dead small whale on shore.   MORE 
Jun 20, 2007 12:00 AM
Mile five, which I view/walk 2-3 times/week, remains stable. The erosion/bluff slides that I have noted (and sent pictures) over the past three years have changed very little. The beaches that attract local residents have been blessedly free of campers for the past two years thanks to the efforts of the Brookings PD. Litter levels have also diminished due to encouraging potential overnighters to utilize the State Parks in our vicinity   MORE 
Feb 25, 2007 8:00 AM
no significant changes from the Nov. 2006, trip. Winter storms have done nothing unusual this year on this stretch in so far as I can tell   MORE