Mile 210 Report

December 14, 2022
by mrkopplin

Lost Creek Wayside south, Lost Creek
Wednesday 11:00 AM
37° F
Calm/Light from the NW
Tide Level:
5.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
Walking / Running:
Cars/Trucks parking:
Activity Comments:
A quiet day on the beach.
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Small rocks·Kelp or Algae·Shells
New Development:
Natural Changes:

Sunny, calm and quiet.

  • mile 210 north border 121422
    north border looking south
    44 33.256N 124 04.362W
    December 14, 2022
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    south border looking north
    44 32.290N 124 04.502W
    December 14, 2022
Other Mile 210 Reports (42)


September 5, 2022 - mrkopplin
It was a sunny morning on Labor Day. People were there to enjoy the day. We saw no violations.
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May 29, 2022 - mrkopplin
It was a breezy and overcast day but no rain when we were on the beach. Quite a few people were out probably due to the holiday weekend and the fact that it had stopped raining. We picked up some...
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February 6, 2022 - mrkopplin
This time of year we see an increase in the number of people on the beach - even more than during summer. This is no doubt because the winter currents pull sand from the beach exposing cobbles and...
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  • Mile 210 south border


December 12, 2021 - mrkopplin
Although I said "partly cloudy" for the weather, we saw rain, clouds, sun and constant wind the entire 30 minutes we surveyed Mile 210. It was very changeable. There was significant debris on the...
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August 2, 2021 - mrkopplin
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June 6, 2021 - mrkopplin
A quiet day on the beach. Not many people and calm surf.
  • Mile 210 North border looking South
  • Mile 210 South border looking North
February 20, 2021 - mrkopplin
Recent storms and high surf have removed a lot of sand from the beach, especially the southern end of mile 210. This has exposed a lot of rock and pebbles. Consequently, we have been seeing a lot of...
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December 9, 2020 - mrkopplin
There were very few people on the beach. We did speak to a woman who had parked her van on the beach to run her dog. When asked, she moved the vehicle.
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September 11, 2020 - mrkopplin
The day was foggy/ smoky due to recent fires so visibility was very poor. I did not take any photos. Ocean was very calm.
June 7, 2020 - mrkopplin
A windy and rainy day so not many people out on the beach. I was not able to take photos since the weather was so poor.
March 12, 2020 - mrkopplin
A quiet day on the beach. Beautiful weather (where is everyone?!) Over the last few weeks sand has moved back onto the beach, covering rocks exposed during storms in January.
  • 12 Mar 2020 Mile 210 looking south
  • 12 Mar 2020 Mile 210 looking north


November 10, 2019 - mrkopplin
A warm, calm day for mid-November. Beach was very clean and smooth with very little along high tide line. We found no plastic or other garbage.
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  • cw 111019 looking north
September 15, 2019 - mrkopplin
A long walk on a wet morning. Not many people out this day. Wind was calm although it was raining lightly. Surf was low. Have noticed more birds moving south over the last few days. Whether this is...
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June 19, 2019 - mrkopplin
People were enjoying a beautiful day on the beach. No notable changes or comments.
  • CoastWatch Mile 210
  • CoastWatch Mile 210 looking south.
February 17, 2019 - mrkopplin
We saw very little wildlife on our walk but it was the middle of a sunny day and there were many people out on the beach rock hunting so I'm sure that had some impact. As noted in our previous report...


December 30, 2018 - mrkopplin
We noted a fair amount of bull kelp strewn about the northern part of the mile. Not so much on the southern half. Many more small rocks and pebbles esp on southern half. Beach not as sandy as in the...
September 18, 2018 - mrkopplin
Observed a California sea lion, alive, on beach close to Lost Creek.
August 2, 2018 - mrkopplin
Human activities  - 2 walkers observedWildlife - Observed 1 live Pigeon Guillemot (flying from bluff to water); small groups of Western Gulls; a few American Crows. One dead Rhinoceros Auklet....
  • Rhinoceros Auklet


June 18, 2017 - B M George
A beautiful day at the beach.  The beach was in pristine condition.  No garbage!!!  Some evidence of erosion on the cliffs from the winter rain.  


October 6, 2015 - B M George
Our last look at our mile until next spring. Everything looked good. Very little debris on beach. Some new minor erosion along cliffs.
July 7, 2015 - B M George
Again we were pleasantly surprised at how clean the beach was. It was a beautiful day with more people on the beach than we saw last month. Most of the dogs were on leash but one was chasing...
June 4, 2015 - B M George
The beach was exceptionally clean. Very few birds. We picked up one small bag of garbage. As mentioned earlier we were very distressed over the defacing of the bluffs both north and south of Lost...
  • Both north and south of the park there are several areas where the bluffs have been written on. Most are dug into bluff but one in particular south of the park was painted.


November 7, 2014 - Volunteer Trainer
New Signs on beaches to help with emergency calls. You may have one like the one here at Lost Creek. Large black number on a yellow reflective background When calling 911 to report an emergency on...
  • Be sure you know the fastest and safest way off your beach.  Be aware of rules for your beach.
October 2, 2014 - B M George
Today was our last day on beach before heading to Tucson tomorrow. Wanted to save our last walk of our mile until today. It was a beautiful day and very glad we took time from packing to do it....
  • Apparently fill has been brought to build a gradual path from the bottom of rock stairs to beach.
May 25, 2014 - B M George
It was a beautiful day for our first walk on our mile since last late summer. We were concerned that there would be a lot of debris but the beach was quite pristine. We picked up one bag of garbage...
  • This large bluff erosion area is near the north end of Mile 210. This year there is visible water coming out of the bluff about 2/3 of the way up.


December 21, 2013 - dderickson
Riprap on Lost Creek beach, about 1/4 mile south of wayside.
  • Saw this on a walk, about 1/4 mile south of the wayside.
November 1, 2013 - B M George
It was a beautiful day on the beach. The beach was very clean. We did not pick up one piece of plastic, etc.
  • Approximately .6 miles north of Lost Creek is an area that continues to retreat.  This has increased since our last report.
June 28, 2013 - B M George
An especially beautiful morning with little or no wind. The beach was very clean from Lost Creek north to about the last 1/4 mile where we began to find lots of water bottles, rope, plastic bags, etc...
January 16, 2013 - B M George
It was a beautiful cool morning at Lost Creek with a number of people searching for rocks near the creek. About 1/2 mile north of the creek was a very large eagle roosting on a tree. We took...
  • This beautiful bald eagle was beach watching as we walked north from Lost Creek.  He continued to perch there for over an hour.


November 29, 2012 - Charlie
Quiet and rainy day on the beach...wouldn't have it any other way. Lots of kelp this time of year as the seasonal stuff dies back and comes in with storm activity. Fast retreating tide was beginning...
August 24, 2012 - B M George
We had walked from Lost Creek Park to Beaver Creek right after July 4th and found the beach much cleaner on this walk. We picked up two bags of styrofoam and fireworks garbage on our previous walk...


July 14, 2011 - MRedmond
Only about a dozen people were walking on the beach this lovely warm Thursday afternoon, but there was lots of shorebird activity.


December 30, 2010 - MRedmond
Although a lovely day, it was a Thursday so there were not a lot of people on the beach. A few gulls, a flock of sanderlings, some crows, and a few birds in the surf added life to a wet beach that...
  • A long look shows water seeping from all along the bluffs and almost covering the beach.
June 22, 2010 - MRedmond
I picked a bag of litter (I pick up at least one bag full at each beach walk), but the mass of small plastic bits is fairly overwhelming.
  • Lots of small plastic bits of trash washed up with the tide.
  • This is the beachside view of the access at the north end of mile 210, just a few yards south of S.E. 116th St.


December 6, 2009 - Charlie
Two male sea lions, solo in the intertidal nd up to dry sand. Difficult to say whether they were stranded or not. They were mobile, but solo behavior on beach suggested they may not be healthy.As for...


December 20, 2008 - Charlie
Nice rainy day on the beach. Ebags (ironic name) were the only unusual items found. The bags are bright orange and ended up turning into nice beach cleanup bags. Dead octopus...likely suckered into...
  • I filled this one with trash.
September 1, 2008 - MRedmond
It was a beautiful sunny Labor Day, and many people were at Lost Creek park enjoying the warm fall weather.
August 1, 2008 - Charlie
Nothing too unusual...fair amount of plastic trash and marine debris. Interesting anchor or something from a fishing or maybe research vessel washed ashore (see picture). Also some new erosion.
May 24, 2008 - MRedmond
It was a lovely warm sunny day, with agate beds and some rock ledges exposed. Lots of people were out at the state park enjoying the good weather.
  • Beach pea in bloom
  • Agate beds partially exposed just north of Lost Creek State Park parking lot area attracted rock hunters on a lovely warm day.
March 29, 2008 - Charlie
Overall it was a great day for the SOLV beach cleanup save the skitzo. weather. I was coordinating captains at three different sites between South Beach and Ona. I decided to walk my mile for the...
  • Surfrider volunteer and SOLV beach captain for Lost Creek, Serina Adams, poses next to the cleanup bags.


June 11, 2007 - MRedmond
It was a late afternoon low tide on a sunny day, but few people or animals were on the beach. There was lots of sea foam, but almost no litter, and there were no major environmental issues to...
January 29, 2007 - MRedmond
It was a beautiful sunny day. People were walking, exercising their dogs, and looking for rocks. Bird life (crows, gulls, sanderlings) was abundant. Life is beautiful.