Mile 327 Report

December 30, 2015
by Simonetal

Location:
Clatsop
Clatsop Plains
Conditions:
Wednesday 3:00 PM
Sunny
35° F
Wind:
Calm/Light
Humans / Pets:
People:
9
Dogs:
3
Activities:
Walking / Running:
9
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
2
ATVs/OHVs parking:
0
RVs/Buses parking:
RVs/Buses parking: 0
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
8
ATVs/OHVs on beach, allowed:
0
Cars/Trucks on beach, prohibited:
0
ATVs/OHVs on beach, prohibited:
0
Activity Comments:
there are track marks of autos driving into the dunes in many places
Notable Wildlife:
sanderlings in surf, and killdeer along edge of dunes
Dead Birds:
Total:
5
Signs of oil:
0
Entanglement:
0
Species/names:
Species/names: 1 black kittiwake, 2 cassins auklets, 1 large immature gull, and 1 northern fulmar
Stranded:
Total:
0
I did encounter a man driving the beach looking for a dead harbor seal that he indicated had been reported a couple days earlier on this stretch. I saw no signs of it.
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Small rocks·Kelp or Algae·Shells·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Wood pieces·Land-based debris (picnics, etc.)·Plastic pellets·Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Erosion of vegetated foredune·Evidence of wave overtopping
Comments:
Summary:

Lovely cold day at beach with few recreational activities underway, including three horses out for a beach ride. Tides have been high into the dunes, to the very top over last week's king tides and deposited lots of sand to entirely cover the slope of the dunes.

  • Storm debris and overtopping of dune grass
    Storm debris and overtopping of dune grass
    South end of Oregon Mile 327
    December 30, 2015
  • photo shows sand blown most of the way up the foredune.
    photo shows sand blown most of the way up the foredune.
    Oregon Mile 327
    December 30, 2015
  • debris and sand deposition at Del Rey Beach auto access
    debris and sand deposition at Del Rey Beach auto access
    Oregon Mile 327, Del Rey Beach access road
    December 30, 2015
  • A sunny day at the beach, with debris and horses, looking north.
    A sunny day at the beach, with debris and horses, looking north.
    Oregon Mile 327
    December 30, 2015
  • Cocoa's first visit to the beach is fascinating.
    Cocoa's first visit to the beach is fascinating.
    Oregon Mile 327
    December 30, 2015
Other Mile 327 Reports (11)

2019

June 13, 2019 - sultanym
A quiet, cloudy mid-morning walk on Del Rey Beach, mile 327 with people clamming, walking, and sitting on the beach. Little wind and mild day. Observed a dead California sea lion on the beach near...
April 21, 2019 - sultanym
Human activities: I observed 15 people on the beach, 10 were clamming at the low tide line and 5 were sitting on the beach. Along this mile, there was much evidence of clamming with mounds of wet...
March 4, 2019 - Merce and Michael
Evidence of driving on dunes where vehicles aren't allowed.

2018

July 18, 2018 - Simonetal
Lovely day at the beach with many others enjoying recreation.

2016

November 15, 2016 - Simonetal
Windy, cloudy wintery day on beach at high king tide.  Surf comes up to edge of dunes and near the end of the asphalt surface of access road to beach at Del Rey entrance.  At 9:30 am we saw 8 fulmars...
May 10, 2016 - Bob Harvey
Dead sea lion 2 miles N of Del Rey Beach access, on the beach. Headless and still 7 ft. long
  • Dead headless sea lion found on the beach at Del Rey Beach State Recreation Area

2015

November 21, 2015 - Simonetal
Lovely day on beach. People driving cars in accessible areas due to very cold weather, but sunshine. 19 people exploring beach. Few birds around, although we found 14 dead (see earlier list of...
  • Dead Raccoon, found down on beach
  • Dead raccoon, found on beach
  • Found dead raccoon on beach
  • Elk hide, Found on beach in two pieces. no other animal parts.
  • Elk hide, Found on beach in two pieces.
  • Skate egg case with barnacles
  • Sunfish? Found on beach up high
  • Chinese Spray Can, Golden Dragon, found on beach
  • Lori, Looking south on Oregon mile 327 with Tillamook Head in the background.
  • Horses at sunset; A pair of riders came up the beach at sunset. They parked their trailer in the vehicle parking lot by the Del Rey beach access.
  • Spotted 4 Killdeer at base of dunes.
January 17, 2015 - Simonetal
Nice windy day; lots of folks out driving the beach and a few hardy souls walking.

2014

December 20, 2014 - Simonetal
Found three dead birds (2 common murres, 1 red phalarope). High tide was at 6.6' hitting the low slope of the dunes and rushing into the roadway at least 100'. Only saw 2 people walking, and 2 cars...

2010

April 3, 2010 - Simonetal
Heard reports of glass floats being found; we found none. Very stormy, cold day. Few people out walking dogs or traveling the beach mile by vehicle.

2008

January 13, 2008 - tsunami
A bit more trash on the beach than usual, mixed with driftwood / seaweed, most likely washed in as a result of the heavy surf / high tides.The high water was tending to squeeze the pedestrians and...
  • plastic trash on the beach
  • Juvenile bald eagle