Mile 260 Report

September 8, 2010
by [email protected]

Location:
Tillamook
Kiwanda Beach west of Pacific City and Nestucca River
Conditions:
Wednesday 12:30 PM
Cloudy
65° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the W
Tide Level:
4.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
30
Dogs:
8
Activities:
Walking / Running:
6
Playing in surf:
4
Playing in sand:
7
Sitting:
2
Rockhunting:
0
Tidepooling:
0
Surfing:
8
Windsurfing:
0
Kayaking:
0
Fishing:
0
1
Concerns:
Apparent Violations:
None
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
5
ATVs/OHVs parking:
2
ATVs/OHVs on beach, allowed:
2
Activity Comments:
All seemed to be enjoying themselves - couple hiding on upper beach ??? - one person flying altralight wing - some flying kites -
Notable Wildlife:
Not many birds - less than 10 sea gulls - no other wild life
Dead Birds:
Total:
3
Signs of oil:
0
Entanglement:
0
Species/names:
None
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Little - Green foam at surf lines - green water
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Extra soft sand - no high water lines
Comments:
Summary:
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 look healthy - dogs and humans having fun - causing no problems - lacking drift wood,kelp or much of anything on shore line - no shells or rocks to explore - at North end multitude of people on beach, surf - busy day on North End - Lack of wild life - no birds flying over - none on shore line or in ocean -
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

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...

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.