Mile 237 Report

December 11, 2017
by Walden

Gleneden Beach north, golf course
Monday 1:00 PM
58° F
Tide Level:
2.5 ft
Humans / Pets:
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Fish & Invertebrates:
I'm assuming that due to high wave action, there was practically nothing on the beach. Driftwood was all the way up to the cliffs/short dunes.
New Development:
Natural Changes:

It was a sunny wind-free hour on the beach. No people or dogs. No debris.  A couple of exposed gravel beds with some nice-sized agates.

Other Mile 237 Reports (26)


February 3, 2018 - Walden
The attached photo was taken to show the change that has taken place to shoreline erosion. At this time of year, the shoreline is fairly smooth with a small hump near the water with a gentle slope...


December 31, 2017 - bksouthwick1
Very pleasant ending to 2017. Moderate amount of trash. Most trash was close to the dune line.
  • Remains of sea lion first reported Dec 5.
  • Dead sea lion.
September 16, 2017 - Walden
Calm seas with little wind. Only saw two people during the walk, both agate hunting. Tee shirt and shorts weather. The beach itself had very little debris of any kind, natural or man made.
August 27, 2017 - bksouthwick1
Nice day on the beach. Tide was at low point about to return. We saw 20 adults, 2 teens, 5 kids, 6 dogs. 7 dead birds, 5 murres (I think) and 2 gulls. Actually saw a live female dungeness crab in the...
July 8, 2017 - bksouthwick1
We live enarby and have walked this mile ar least once a month since the first week of January 2017. However, this is the first time we have taken the time to do the note taking and make an official...
  • Ladder to private home.
February 25, 2017 - Walden
January 16, 2017 - JDip237
There has been a lot of erosion over the past few months since I was last in town.  Riprap has been installed all along the southern half or so of the mile. 


December 1, 2016 - ORbeach
Found this interesting item near the Beach Grass Lane access to the Salishan Spit ... a plastic bottle printed in Russian!  No barnacles or evidence of being in the water a long time so possibly off...


December 1, 2014 - JDip237
Small numbers of people and dogs using the beach. Two dead birds, typical shells and animal casings in driftline. Nothing observed out of the ordinary.
July 3, 2014 - JDip237
Another beautiful day on the coast! Moderate amounts of typical driftline materials found.
January 19, 2014 - JDip237
A beautiful day at the coast! Observed moderate number of people (16) walking or running, sea lion in surf, two dead starfish.


September 1, 2013 - JDip237
We saw thousands and thousands of migrating dragonflies heading south. It was unbelievable and amazing! They were spread so thin that no one else seemed to even notice them but they went on for...
July 6, 2013 - JDip237
A beautiful holiday weekend!
February 9, 2013 - JDip237
Unusual amount of rocks, exposed agate beds. Very low tides.


November 5, 2012 - JDip237
There is some new, significant erosion in the southern 1/4 of Mile 237. Evidence of climbing bluffs (initials carved into bluff at top) which appears to have caused loss of vegetation and bluff...
September 2, 2012 - JDip237
A beautiful holiday weekend! Signs of significant erosion, which may soon threaten houses, were observed.
July 7, 2012 - JDip237
Winter storms really ravaged the bluffs on this part of the coast.
June 9, 2012 - JDip237
Observed retreat of bluff; newly exposed roots and falling trees. Dozens of plastic bottles with Japanese markings found on beach.
February 10, 2012 - JDip237
A very windy day! The winter storms have eroded several areas of the bluffs.


December 9, 2011 - JDip237
Observed serious bluff erosion, with many exposed tree roots and uprooted trees.
September 4, 2011 - JDip237
Foggy, but a beautiful day!
July 17, 2011 - JDip237
The endangered house I have been monitoring looks more stable. Grasses have been planted and a no trespassing sign posted.
May 28, 2011 - JDip237
Late winter storms appear to have eroded a significant portion of many bluffs. Occasionally people are seen climbing the bluffs but this appears to definitely be weather made more than man made....
March 19, 2011 - JDip237
Area near house on cliff has eroded a lot more since my last walk in January. It appears to be abandoned and is dangerously close to falling down the cliff. Also, the rip rap project notice that...
January 28, 2011 - JDip237
Nice, quiet day. No one else on the beach for miles in either direction. Very windy. I don't see any major problems but this was my first walk so I don't have anything to compare the conditions to...
  • Apparent uninhabited home in need of riprap
  • Area where two houses have posted notice of their joint intent to install riprap


March 25, 2007 - arthur
?? new or newly exposed riprap near south end of mile.