Mile 260 Report

May 23, 2008
by J.M. Trunkey

Location:
Tillamook
Kiwanda Beach west of Pacific City and Nestucca River
Conditions:
Friday 11:00 AM
Cloudy
54° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the SW
Tide Level:
5.4 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
65
Dogs:
7
Activities:
Walking / Running:
6
Playing in surf:
4
Playing in sand:
5
Sitting:
8
Rockhunting:
2
Tidepooling:
0
Surfing:
5
Windsurfing:
0
Kayaking:
0
Fishing:
1
Concerns:
Climbing bluffs/seastacks·Litter
Disturbances:
Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
45
ATVs/OHVs parking:
2
RVs/Buses parking:
RVs/Buses parking: 42
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
3
Cars/Trucks on beach, prohibited:
2
Activity Comments:
It was the Friday, before Memorial weekend. I again saw the eroding hillside below the Condos. There were piles of kelp and 30 or more gulls. Children were playing in the surf, not realizing the potential danger.
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Land-based debris (picnics, etc.)·Styrofoam·Wood pieces
New Development:
Bluff development
Modifications:
Dune Modification
Natural Changes:
Visible retreat of solid bluff
Comments:
I walked along the first street behind the Pelican Restuarant. All the houses had at least 2-3 feet of sand surrponding their homes and yards. I took some pictures I can send in.
Summary:
Heavy human use (65 people, 7 dogs) on Friday before Memorial Day. Hillside below condos continues to erode.
Other Mile 260 Reports (5)

2015

October 5, 2015 - BeachcomberJim
The warm weather made this section of beach a joy for the people out enjoying this October day.No dramatic issues were seen as can be found on our more populated beaches.Mile 260 has limited access...

2010

September 8, 2010 - [email protected]
Nice day to walk beach - only problem was the softness of sand - made it extra difficult to walk - the surf had a yellow green color and surf line/foam was green like the words in coastwatch - didn't...
May 31, 2010 - [email protected]
Cloudy day - some initial rain around 11:00 am - not windy with nice temperature to walk the beach. Beach was clean except for an occasional plastic bottle - Surprised at lack of birds - not much...
February 15, 2010 - [email protected]
It appears that mile 260 is stable and does have continued human activities - There had been vehicles driving on the beach in the authorized area. Had multiple tire tracks of vehicles and had one...

2009

November 8, 2009 - [email protected]
It was a nice cloudy day with a good wind from the South of about 15-20 miles/hr. Clear skies below clouds - People walking the beach were enjoying the quietness and fun of walking and talking. Had...