Mile 186 Report

August 15, 2021
by dbpcar

Tenmile Cr, Searose Beach N of Stonefield Beach Wayside
Sunday 10:00 AM
61° F
Calm/Light from the SW
Tide Level:
2.2 ft
Humans / Pets:
Walking / Running:
Playing in surf:
Playing in sand:
Apparent Violations:
none observed
Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs
Cars/Trucks parking:
ATVs/OHVs parking:
RVs/Buses parking:
RVs/Buses parking: 0
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
ATVs/OHVs on beach, allowed:
Cars/Trucks on beach, prohibited:
ATVs/OHVs on beach, prohibited:
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
none observed
Dead Birds:
Signs of oil:
Fish & Invertebrates:
There was an approximate 10' x 30' area of beach that had a lot of clear/translucent "blobs" (looked like jellyfish) near the outlet of Agate Creek. 1 broken sand dollar observed
Beach was void of plastic pellets which was unusual.
New Development:
Natural Changes:
none observed

Very quiet with very few visitors


Sunny, 61 degrees, Wind light from SW

Low tide at 1106 hours listed at 2.26 feet

6 people and one dog observed on beach

1 broken sand dollar observed on the north end of the mile

10' x 30' area containing lots of clear/translucent "blobs" (possibly jellyfish) on north end of beach by Agate creek

Other Mile 186 Reports (46)


March 26, 2022 - dbpcar
The day started out with high clouds blocking the sun to partly cloudy.Temp was 62 degrees F and a 2mph wind from the west.Observed 68 people on the beach along with 14 dogs and 1 house cat.Observed...
  • Overview of Stonefield Beach
  • Beach with exposed rocks
  • Tire buried in sand in surf line
  • New set of stairs coming down bluff
  • Outflow from Tenmile Creek
February 25, 2022 - dbpcar
Sunny day with moderate winds around 10mph from the north.Temperature was 50 degrees F at the start of the survey.16 people and 1 dog observed on the beach9 vehicles observed in the parking lotsThere...
  • Overview of Stonefield Beach North
  • Log stuck in the undercut of the bluff
  • Large deposit of rocks at outlet of Tenmile Creek
  • Large deposit of rocks at outlet of Tenmile Creek forming small lake
  • Large deposit of rocks at outlet of Tenmile Creek with water leaking thru rocks
January 22, 2022 - dbpcar
It was a sunny and calm day with the temperature at 48F at the start of the survey.Wind was calm/light at approximately 1.5 mph out of the west.There were 30 people and 6 dogs observed during the...
  • Overview of beach.
  • Plastic pieces
  • Pieces of Styrofoam in the rocks


September 25, 2021 - dbpcar
Foggy, Temp 53 degrees F, Wind 5 mph from the NWLow tide at 0840 listed as 2.46' and High tide at 1442 listed as 6.46'31 people and 3 dogs observed doing a variety of activities. This included kite...
  • North half of Stonefield Beach
  • Buried tire in the sand
  • Driftwood along the north side of Tenmile Creek
  • Increased sand buildup with 95416 Hwy 101 in background
  • Lack of sand buildup with 95416 Hwy 101 in background-taken on 3/23/2019
  • Tenmile Creek outflow straight into the ocean
  • Tenmile Creek serpentine outflow into the ocean-taken 3/23/2019
  • Old set of stairs that were damaged during the winter storms has been repaired with a large base installed at the bottom.
  • Comparison photo from 4/17/2021 of damaged stairs
June 20, 2021 - dbpcar
Sunny, Temp 60F, winds 18-25 mphLow tide at 2:09pm listed at 1.64 feet30 people and one dog observed with the majority just walking on the beach7 cars in the beach access parking lots.Sea Perch RV...
  • View of the north half of the beach.
  • Part of cliff sloughing off onto the beach
May 16, 2021 - dbpcar
Sunny day. Temp-58 degrees F. Wind- 15-20 mph, Low tide at approximately 11 am.20 people and 5 dogs observed on beach.6 cars in the parking lots.Very little driftline debris observed for the second...
  • Overview of Stonefield Beach
April 17, 2021 - dbpcar
This was a very foggy day on the beach. Temp-47 degrees F. Wind-2 mph60 people and 18 dogs were observed on the beach which is the most that we have ever observed.A large section of the bluff slid...
  • Foggy day with Sea Perch RV Resort in the background.
  • Wing of dead bird found on beach
  • Children climbing up bluff
  • Landslide off bluff on north end of beach


December 13, 2020 - dbpcar
Started the survey on the south side of Tenmile Creek. Winds were 1-5 mph out of the SW and sky was overcast. Tide was on the way out after a king high tide at approximately 11am with a low tide...
  • Overview of Stonefield Beach
June 5, 2020 - dbpcar
Met with Tara DuBois from Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve and received public education material regarding the reserve that I could give out to beach goers. Day started out with ocean fog, air temp was...
  • Overview of North Stonefield Beach
  • Debris on North Stonefield Beach
  • Debris found on North Stonefield Beach
  • Writing on the lid debris on North Stonefield Beach
  • Vegetation encroaching on pathway from parking lot
  • Outlet of Tenmile Creek into the ocean


August 27, 2019 - dbpcar
Very warm, sunny day with very little wind.45 people and 7 dogs observed on beach.12 cars/trucks in parking areas.2 people had started to surf fish in the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve as I was...
  • Overview of Stonefield Beach
  • New steps coming down bluff
  • Old steps coming down bluff  from Beachcomber Cottages
  • Outlet from Tenmile Creek
February 19, 2019 - dbpcar
Cloudy, rainy day.41 degrees F2 people walking on beach4 people rockhunting1 dog observed on beachA lot of small plastic pellets found on Stonefield BeachA lot of sand has been removed by wave action...
  • Overview of Stonefield Beach
  • Rocks deposited at outlet of Tenmile Beach
  • Rocks deposited at outlet of Tenmile Beach


December 22, 2018 - dbpcar
December 22, 2018 – 1100-1400 hoursDay was cloudy, approximately 44 degrees F, Moderate winds from the southStarted survey as the King High Tide was receding so the water level was higher (+10') than...
  • Overview of mile 186 looking south from Bray Point
  • Plastic debris in driftline
  • Driftwood on beach
August 20, 2018 - dbpcar
Survey done on August 20, 2018 starting at 1500 hours.It was a foggy day with smoke from wildland fires intermixed.58 degrees F.Winds moderate to strong on beach but light on Hwy 101.9 humans and 4...
  • Stonefield Beach taken from Bray Point
  • Driftwood stacked in a pile by Tenmile Creek
  • Windbreak made out of driftwood
  • Windbreak made out of driftwood
  • Seagull eating crab
  • California Brown Pelicans
  • California Brown Pelicans
March 18, 2018 - dbpcar
Cloudy, approx. 58 degrees with light wind  11 people and 1 dog were seen on the beach-8 walking, 1 playing in the surf, 2 rockhunting Approximately 3 dozen seagulls seen just north of Tenmile Creek ...
  • Overview of Stonefield Beach taken from Bray Point
  • Dead Seagull
  • Dead seagull
  • Missing steps
  • Bluff ersion
  • Bluff erosion
January 2, 2018 - dbpcar
Warm (55 degrees), sunny with high clouds, calm/slight wind.  King High Tide today.Human ActivitiesObserved 17 people and 4 dogs on beach.8 vehicles in parking areas.Wildlife6-7 dozen seagulls...
  • 1-Southern most stairs from bluff to beach
  • 2-Steps down from bluff
  • 3-Steps down from bluff
  • 4-Steps down from bluff
  • 5-Steps down from bluff
  • 6-Steps down from bluff
  • 7-Steps down from bluff
  • 8-Steps down from bluff
  • 9-Steps down from bluff
  • Overview of Stonefield Beach taken from Bray Point
  • Debris on beach
  • Bottle cap with Portola written in it
  • Waterfall with rubber tire in front of it
  • Sand erosion from waterfall
  • Tenmile Creek outlet to ocean
  • Stonefield Beach on south side of Tenmile Creek-looking south
  • Stonefield Beach on south side of Tenmile Creek-looking north
  • Dead crab on beach after tide went out


December 7, 2017 - dbpcar
This was our first trip to this area. Parking areas were clean, beach has a lot of rocks (tennis ball to bowling ball size) just north of Tenmile Creek.  Beautiful sunny, warm and virtually windless...
  • Stonefield Beach just north of Tenmile Creek
  • Driftwood on the rocks in front of Sea Perch RV Resort
  • Small pieces of debris on beach
  • Waterfall coming out of cliff with tire in foreground.
  • Hobbit hole in trail access to beach.
  • Mouth of Tenmile Creek.
  • Stonefield Beach.
August 14, 2017 - ENHS
Charles and I were at our adopted mile on 8/14. No one was at the parking space save a man mowing. Everything, parking area and path were very clean. Gulls, pretty leisurely walking up and down the...


November 5, 2016 - ENHS
We have to schedule our ENHS Project six or more weeks in advance, we almost cancelled due to the weather. It really was not as bad as we feared, but it rained constantly. There was no cobble beach...
April 23, 2016 - ENHS
The visible erosion near the mouth of 10 mile creek has reduced the number of surviving knot weed observed last year. Small fire circle with iron grill. We found bags of trash already accumulated at...
  • Great amount of wood.
  • More wood.
  • Bank washed away.


October 25, 2013 - Joy186
The most birds we have ever seen and many were pelicans. Nice calm day with few people on the beach. The road to the parking area was closed but 2 cars had gone around the barrier. We have no real...
March 30, 2013 - Joy186
We were unable to visit the northern portion, and the largest part, of our mile as we were denied the access we have used for the many years we have visited it. Always with the approval of the RV...


October 2, 2012 - Wavelight
Beach was empty of people and dogs today. Some of the logs close to the bank that have been in place all summer are being rearranged or removed by wave action now. One grey and white bird, smaller...
August 19, 2012 - Eve McC
Sunny day, watched seven pelicans flyng north and 1 Loon also Guillemots and gulls. Some recent landslides near the north end of the beach. Mostly from the height on the cliffs.
June 29, 2012 - Joy186
Beautiful day with more than the usual number of people enjoying the beach.The beach was as clean as we have ever seen it, extremely clean. For the length of the beach there were lots of logs, some...
April 28, 2012 - Joy186
Beautiful day with more people walking than we usually see. The beach was much cleaner than usual. It appears that winter has caused the bluff to fall in a number of places.
  • Beautiful day with more than the usual number of people walking.  Beach was as clean as we have ever seen it. Parts of the bluff have fallen in several places.
February 3, 2012 - Wavelight
Walking mile 186 today we saw not one other person on the beach. The most notable changes were three significant landslides from the bluff. Each of them spilled soil, rocks and vegetation down onto...
  • Landslide from bluff above Searose Beach
  • Mud, rocks and vegetation from bluff above Searose Beach
  • Very small pieces of plastic at drift line.


September 16, 2011 - Wavelight
Very small amount of litter on the beach. Ten Mile Creek travels south along the shore through the sand, meeting the ocean directly west of the parking area at Stonefield Beach Wayside.
  • New path cut into bank with back hoe.
  • The Lane County Planning Commission has approved mobile home use of the shoreline land in this RV park. These "mobile homes" are being constructed now. Each home has a foundation, piped water and electrical service.
  • Five powerful lights have been installed at an RV resort which nightly illuminate the surf.
  • Here is a new area of erosion. This recent slide does not undercut Highway 101.
September 10, 2011 - TedMcC
Pleasantly clean and uncluttered. Trailer court is its usual eyesore
July 9, 2011 - Joy186
Beautiful sunny day but very windy. The sand has come back in and the beach appears very clean. Although there were 5 cars parked in the parking area we observed no people or dogs. Other than a few...


September 18, 2010 - Joy186
Very quiet day. No birds, relatively clean beach, very little activity. As noted before, a poorly built stairway connects the top of the bluff to the beach. The RV campground is putting in more...
May 15, 2010 - Joy186
Sand has been coming back in but so has debris. North of our mile Bob Creek has car parts in it. There is a rusted propane tank against the bluff and a damaged crab pot. We saw 2 tires, one in...
April 9, 2010 - Eve McC
Water springs abundant from cliff faces. Cobble beach steep and high, nearly to top of cliff at some places between the creek and Sea Perch.
February 22, 2010 - Joy186
A beautiful day and the beach was very clean.In the years we have visited mile 186 we have never seen so few birds or so much sand swept out. Some places on the beach were so low that the water...


September 3, 2009 - Joy186
Lots of sand has come in making the beach the cleanest we have ever seen and the 70 degree day made it the warmest. Due to the closure of the parking at 10 Mile Creek, from the sand build- up, there...
June 18, 2009 - Joy186
Very quiet day, 8 people and 3 dogs observed walking on the beach. Sand has come in covering many of the rocks. The beach was clean and other than swallows no birds were seen. Two dead birds noted...
February 16, 2009 - Joy186
President's Day. 21 people enjoying the warm, sunny day on the beach. Broken car glass in the parking area. Driftline filled with small plastic bits and shot gun shells. A thin slice of about 20...


October 25, 2008 - Joy186
Lovely day with few birds and little wind. On the southern portion of the mile there was lots of small plastic debris and 3 dead gulls. There was evidence of some very high tides. The sand is...
August 6, 2008 - Joy186
Quiet day and few birds were observed. The beach was very clean. Much sand has returned and large logs were driven high on to the beach and and up into high places.Large rock outcroppings are mostly...
June 12, 2008 - Joy186
A very quiet, clear day with very strong winds. The beach was clean, with the exception of many water bottles at the high tide line. The only change was a small amount of bluff sluffing at the...
February 20, 2008 - Joy186
The sand was so low that rocks that are not visible in the summer were not only visible but many feet tall. South of Ten Mile Creek the loss of sand exposed cobbles.Dead sea lion was reported to the...


November 28, 2007 - Joy186
Driftline contained much plastic debris. Many scoters covered large area of ocean. One dead seagull and one cormorant which appeared sick.Some bluff sluffing observed. Ten Mile Creek has...
September 16, 2007 - Joy186
RV park has been completed with 33 pads. 2 new houses,one finished, other near completion. Bluff slippage in two places north of RV park. Ten Mile Creek has changed course again. Public cannot...
June 6, 2007 - Joy186
Some bluff erosion next to Ten Mile Creek. RV Park on bluff is completely torn up and new cement pads and underground pipes are being installed. Construction hampered our ability to access north...
March 15, 2007 - Joy186
Access blocked to beach south of Ten Mile Creek. Many construction vehicles and workers on the bridge. North of the creek so much sand is gone that huge rocks were exposed that we have never observed...
January 22, 2007 - TEMcConnaughey
Very nice day. The beach was being cleaned up by six Angel Job Corps people. We took many pictures. Saw some evidence of bluff erosion and major boulder falls.


December 11, 2006 - Joy186
Beach was swept clean by strong winds. Two new building on bluff, one is a home and the other is large RV garage. Very high tide made beach access impossible. Road into Stonefield Beach was closed....