Mile 261 Report

June 19, 2010
by Rouses

Location:
Tillamook
Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda
Conditions:
Saturday 2:00 PM
Sunny
60° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the N
Tide Level:
2.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
200
Dogs:
20
Activities:
Walking / Running:
70
Playing in surf:
30
Playing in sand:
25
Sitting:
10
Rockhunting:
0
Tidepooling:
24
Surfing:
12
Windsurfing:
0
Kayaking:
2
Fishing:
0
Concerns:
Litter·People/dogs in closure areas
Apparent Violations:
Three people past signs stating DANGER
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
150
ATVs/OHVs parking:
0
RVs/Buses parking:
RVs/Buses parking: 12
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
12
Cars/Trucks on beach, prohibited:
2
Activity Comments:
Very busy day for this mile. Warm weather and bing Fathers Day Weekend brought a lot of people to the coast. Very nice to see so many people enjoying the Oregon Coast. Most plates on cars were Oregon and Washington.
Notable Wildlife:
Routine Califoria Gulls. New buoy off Cape Kiwanda. Just replaced by US Coast Guard. Sea lions enjoying the ride up and down and barking like crazy.
Dead Birds:
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Summary:
Lot of pressure on the resource, however,everyone having a good time. Lots of dogs, some on leash, some off. One dog became aggressive but no problem. Some small litter but overall beach very clean. Lot of surfers in the water but very small swell. Kids playing in water and enjoying sand .Three horses noted but no biproduct. ( good thing)The new buoy replaced a Bell Buoy that had been off the Cape for 10 years or more. The new buoy is a Whistle Buoy . Nice new sound but many people in town are complaining it's TOO LOUD. Frankly we think it's part of the coast and LOVE it. We send a message to the U.S. Coast Guard thanking them for their service.
Other Mile 261 Reports (14)

2019

July 22, 2019 - Linda Fink
  • Cape Kiwanda

2015

October 4, 2015 - BeachcomberJim
The weather was ideal for visiting Pacific City beaches as the many family activities seen today did show.This beach was devoid of any small sticks and woody debris as should be normally found. The...

2010

April 1, 2010 - Rouses
Due to spring break a good number of people on the beach. All in all a nice way to enjoy the coast. There was a large amount of plastic and rope ( both very large and small ) in the drift line....

2009

December 23, 2009 - Rouses
A very nice winter day on the beach. A good deal of the summer sand remains on this beach. Noted that on the Cape the large sea cave continues to increase in size and a large rock on the very north...
October 24, 2009 - Rouses
A very nice October day on the Coast. Lots of people and kids enjoying the treasure we call the beach.The access point , Cape Kiwanda Parking lot was full. Some going to the Pelican Pub but most to...
April 5, 2009 - Rouses
Very nice day on the beach. A lot of people walking dogs. Lots of kids building sand castles.No unusual dead fish, mamuals, shellfish.Just a nice day at the beach.Sand levels very normal for this...

2008

December 5, 2008 - Rouses
Incredibly clean beach. The parking lot to access the beach (Cape Kiwanda County Park) was also very clean.Weather very nice for first of December. Do not recall in 25 years seeing the beach so clean...
December 1, 2008 - J.M. Trunkey
It was such a rainy day, I was unable to walk the whole mile, but mostly observed from the hill. I did observe a wedding being held in early September, and the wedding photos were done...
March 9, 2008 - Rouses
1 dead sea lion. Beach is really clean for after winter storms. Riprap showing at each end of Cottages at the Cape.

2007

June 13, 2007 - J.M. Trunkey
Lot of use of this popular beach. The parking lot at Cape Kiawanda can hold over 100 cars and the access is very easy. As more condos / houses / hotels come on line this beach and headland will...
May 7, 2007 - J.M. Trunkey
It was a foggy Monday. There were 5 surfers - approx. 30 gulls - 6 cars + 1 truck - 2 dogs - 1 kite flying
March 27, 2007 - J.M. Trunkey
Beach was clean; motel/condos proceeding at projected pace to be completed 7/07. This development borders Cape Kiwanda State Park. Visual impact is overpowering. The Tillamook county parking lot...
February 1, 2007 - J.M. Trunkey
The public parking lot at Cape Kiwanda was used as a staging site for the construction of the retaining wall(a huge retaining wall)The county parks department approved the use of the county parking...
January 16, 2007 - J.M. Trunkey
They are building the motel - as you can see.I liked the display chart and information board near Haystack rock and The Pelican [photo]The sand had come way up onto the pavement by The Pelican Rest....
  • Map and information board near Haystack Rock and The Pelican.