Mile 241 Report

January 3, 2023
by BethJ

Nelscott north, Lincoln City south
Tuesday 9:15 AM
Party cloudy
48° F
Tide Level:
7.3 ft
Humans / Pets:
Walking / Running:
Cars/Trucks parking:
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Wood pieces
New Development:
Natural Changes:

Very high tide, so beach access was thwarted on the Nelscott end. Conditions were also unfavorable for access on the north end; however, there were some people and dogs I observed on the beach. I wanted to be sure to collect some photographs to get started on my report for mile 241.

  • Looking north at Nelscott beach access
    January 3, 2023
  • Looking north at Canyon beach access
    January 3, 2023
  • Looking south at Canyon beach access
    January 3, 2023
  • Looking south at Nelscott beach access
    January 3, 2023
Other Mile 241 Reports (10)


May 8, 2016 - Anonymous
Dead, headless sea lion and dogs off leash noted.
April 11, 2016 - Anonymous
Noted and photographed 25 sea stars with no signs of wasting syndrome. Small harbor seal carcass just north of Olivia Beach stairs.
April 4, 2016 - Anonymous
Still finding litter with Japanese writing. Found green plastic sealed 1 liter bottle with Russian writing. It was full of clear, odorless liquid.
February 8, 2016 - Anonymous
Sunny-warm day. Concern: children climbing on unstable bluff-informed parent No notable wildlife


December 16, 2015 - Anonymous
There are two major bluff slides, each of which brought down tons of earth, sand, and pine trees either onto the beach or onto riprap at the foot of the bluff. Having walked this stretch of beach for...
  • Here the slide fell onto rip rap at the foot of the bluff.
  • note how waves washed around the rip rap and eroded the bluff on the adjoining property


July 15, 2012 - newwade
Removed 3 bags of litter...No tsunami litter, mostly left over from the 4th and small pieces of doggy poop bags that were full and abandoned...too many!!!
March 8, 2012 - olivia
It was an unusually warm and sunny winter day, so many people were out taking advantage of chance to walk the beach without rain gear. The sand that was gone earlier in the winter seems to be coming...


March 18, 2007 - oceanwalker842
More dislodged clumps of mussel. More exposed rock perhaps from winter storms. No additional erosion visible for most of the mile except as noted last time. Still beach storm litter. Beach patrol...
February 19, 2007 - Kittywake
In one week period saw all of the dead beached birds listed. Plus, all in one area, 5 species. Plus the 4 gulls, 2 dead, 2 broken-winged, within 20 feet of each other. Neighbors wondered if people...
January 15, 2007 - newwade
Dead bird counts for University of Washington have been small numbers (3-4 birds) and mostly common murres and western grebes. Driftline Content: There are a lot of large logs and heavy wrack in some...