Mile 260 Report

May 31, 2010
by [email protected]

Location:
Tillamook
Kiwanda Beach west of Pacific City and Nestucca River
Conditions:
Monday
Cloudy
60° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the NW
Tide Level:
-2.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
14
Dogs:
4
Activities:
Walking / Running:
14
Playing in surf:
5
Playing in sand:
3
Sitting:
3
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
4
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
0
Cars/Trucks on beach, prohibited:
0
Activity Comments:
All were enjoying the low tide and walking or playing around he surf line - dogs were kept under control - just a lazy day at the beach
Notable Wildlife:
It was the lack of birds - no surf walkers - few (3-6) seagulls - three cormorants that looked to be flying to Haystack Rock with nesting material - no other birds or wildlife
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Shells
some plastic bottles - not much trash
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Noted no change from erosion -
Comments:
No
Summary:
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 drift wood - no kelp - only a few crab shells at surf line - had a good walk with few people out with me - was busy at North end of mile - that was full of people and dogs - nothing really to report -
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...
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...

2008

May 23, 2008 - J.M. Trunkey
Heavy human use (65 people, 7 dogs) on Friday before Memorial Day. Hillside below condos continues to erode.