Mile 130 Report

December 14, 2009
by sandyrandy94

Horsfall Beach, south end of Or Dunes Nat Rec Area
Monday 2:30 PM
47° F
Calm/Light from the S
Tide Level:
-0.7 ft
Humans / Pets:
Activity Comments:
no one in parking lot and no one on the beach during the time I was at mile 130
Notable Wildlife:
two gulls on beach
Dead Birds:
Signs of oil:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Kelp or Algae·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Shells·Wood pieces
New Development:
Natural Changes:
new sand deposits on beach left it clean with little debris
Very quiet day on mile 130 with few birds (gulls) and no people. New sand deposits left beach smooth and clean from waterline to vegetation line. Very last one hundred yards of mile 130 still retained some logs and tree stumps. Shells, animal casings, kelp/algae and wood pieces in the driftline.
Other Mile 130 Reports (16)


June 17, 2021 - [email protected]
The sunken Sujameco is exposed.
  • Sunken ship Sujameco


July 30, 2018 - [email protected]
Immature (chick) Common Murre
  • Immature (chick)  Common Murre


December 12, 2016 - [email protected]
Down to the beach for King Tide event.
  • Horsfall 2
  • Horsfall 3
  • Horfall 4
  • Horsfall 5


December 18, 2009 - Larry Plews
My first sighting of the shipwreck of the Helen E, probably on mile 128 or 127. This was a WW II submarine chaser, that was converted to a fishing boat (I think), that was grounded and burned in...
  • Wreck of Helen E a WII subchaser grounded and burned in 1951
  • Dead Squid
September 20, 2009 - sandyrandy94
Clear and windy day. Large amount of shell casings on north end of 130 while middle part was fairly clean. Significant log debris and sharp cut in beach by ocean sand removal on last third of mile....
June 23, 2009 - sandyrandy94
Beach was fairly clean with new sand covering logs near vegetation line. Shell/animal casings not in a heavy concentration. Some kelp/algae, styrofoam and ocean-based debris in driftline. One dead...
May 7, 2009 - sandyrandy94
March 22, 2009 - sandyrandy94
Heavy ocean action has brought a lot of wood debris to the beach along the mile. Some spots have more wood than others. Animal casings, kelp/algae and wood pieces in the driftline. Sharp drop-off of...


December 14, 2008 - sandyrandy94
A lot of sand removed from beach and steep bluff at vegetation line. Old ship on mile 129 uncovered again. Wood pieces in driftline, and stumps and logs on beach. Low human impact (3)-walking with...
September 16, 2008 - sandyrandy94
Mile 130 looked very clean with new sand. North end down to last third was quite clean. Some log debris near vegetation line. Last third was much more filled with logs and shell casings. One small...
July 2, 2008 - sandyrandy94
New sand being deposited on parts of the beach, and other parts seemed to have lost sand. Beach was clean on the first third of walk coming from North. Southern part had more log debris and toward...
March 20, 2008 - sandyrandy94
Shells and animal casings in driftline. Gulls on beach. Beach looked clean, with log debris on southern portion. Sharp breaks between water line and vegetation line has been filled in and storm...


December 16, 2007 - sandyrandy94
Animal casings and wood pieces in driftline. Sanderlings on the beach. Erosion of the foredune. Low human impact (5)- 5 walking, 3 dogs.
August 14, 2007 - sandyrandy94
Kelp/algae, shells and animal casings in driftline. One dead bird. Wave action created sharp bench about 300 feet from the vegetation line. Shipwreck that was exposed last winter is covered over by...
April 21, 2007 - sandyrandy94
Kelp/algae, shells, animal casings, wood pices, log debris and styrofoam in driftline. Beach fillin in with sand. Ship wreck mostly covered with sand. Low human impact (5)-riding ATV's in allowed...
February 21, 2007 - sandyrandy94
Since this mile is close to Horsfall parking, there is a lot of fishing and related activity. On better days there are more vehicles on the beach. Most of the litter seems to be from the ocean side...