Mile 263 Report

September 1, 2022
by ShelbyG

Location:
Tillamook
Cape Kiwanda State Park north end
Conditions:
Thursday 7:15 PM
70° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the NW
Tide Level:
5.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
22
Dogs:
8
Activities:
Walking / Running:
22
Playing in surf:
7
3 drivers in trucks doing donuts in the sand. 2 motorcyclists flying a drone. One van of 5 adults & 7 children. Kids ran into the surf then to large rocks to climb.
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
1
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
14
Activity Comments:
Walking, walking dogs (5), taking pictures
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
lots of crab shells and clam shells
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)
New Development:
drainage pipe but it's been there for a while. Photos attached
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Summary:

3 drivers in trucks doing donuts in the sand. 2 motorcyclists flying a drone. One van of 5 adults & 7 children. Kids ran into the surf then to large rocks to climb. Lots of crab and clam shells. 

  • Gravel access from the parking lot at McPhillips Beach
    Parking lot at McPhillips Beach
    September 1, 2022
  • Looking south towards Haystack rock in Pacific City
    From gravel access at Mc Phillips Beach
    September 1, 2022
  • Looking north from access road at Mc Phillips Beach
    September 1, 2022
  • Kelp along sand line
    September 1, 2022
  • Fire debris about 1/4 mile going north
    September 1, 2022
  • Motorcyclists flying drone
    3/4 mile from McPhillips Beach
    September 1, 2022
  • Drain pipe coming about 1/4 mile north of McPhillips Beach
    September 1, 2022
  • Drain pipe along a gully coming down the rocks, about 1/4 mile north of McPhillips Beach
    September 1, 2022
  • Kids climbing rocks at McPhillips Beach
    September 1, 2022
  • Looking north from 3/4 mile from McPhillips Beach
    September 1, 2022
  • Sunset from McPhillips Beach
    September 1, 2022
Other Mile 263 Reports (17)

2022

September 3, 2022 - ShelbyG
Got to the beach at 750 p. m. expecting to see the last sunset after 8 p. m. for 2022 but fog had rolled in and it was to foggy to see much of anything. Could make out a few cars about 1/4 mile from...

2017

October 29, 2017 - emrae2887

2013

March 8, 2013 - connierbruce
Nothing out of the ordinary for a sunny weekday afternoon.The old sinkhole repair at Cape Drive and Ferry Road is beginning to erode away. From the beach one can see drainage pipes which were buried...

2012

July 29, 2012 - connierbruce
Nothing notable or unusual. Used McPhillips beach access. Four or five vehicles came and went during my hour's walk using this access.
January 23, 2012 - connierbruce
Over the past year (reports intended each time) we have walked and observed this and miles to north and south many times. It would be hard to gauge the increase in people using these beach accesses,...

2011

December 4, 2011 - olsonko
December report: joyriders driving up bluffs. See report for details.

2010

June 17, 2010 - connierbruce
I am often on the Cape and view mile 262 into 263. I often drive past the other part of 263. The 29 autos is the most I have noted on summer weekends of the past.

2009

March 12, 2009 - connierbruce
We observe 262 & 263 several times a week. Usual and typical activities: 3 or 4 cars, walkers with dogs or looking for agates, 3 or 4 jet skis in surf, and occasionally tracks of jeep or...

2008

December 9, 2008 - connierbruce
Not much activity mid-week wintertime.
September 15, 2008 - connierbruce
Normal usage nowadays is up over the years. Very little litter considering the many fire pits.
June 4, 2008 - olsonko
Driving on beach dangerously fast & using pickup to load driftwood. Six large illegal fires very close to dunegrass & shrubs. More litter than ever; broken glass bottles in cave. Bright...
May 26, 2008 - connierbruce
Relatively light use on a cloudy and cool Memorial Day: 16 people, 6 dogs, 2 jet skis, 14 vehicles on beach
March 1, 2008 - olsonko
Yearling harbor seal stranded in land cave 1/2 way down mile as tide receding. Called Jim Rice at Hatfield Marine Sci Ctr at office (541-867-0100) Then on Marine Mammal Hotline (541-270-6830). He...
February 25, 2008 - connierbruce
Other than the storm related sand removal uncovering many rocks as it does every winter, nothing unusual noted
January 21, 2008 - connierbruce
Sand at McPhillips access is gone, exposing cobbles and gravel. The base of the slide area is crumbling; otherwise much the same as in previous winters.

2007

August 19, 2007 - olsonko
The Cape Kiwanda State Park access point continues to experience high vehicle counts. People drive at excessive speed, often using trucks with dogs running behind to exercise them. Litter and...
June 13, 2007 - connierbruce
No noticeable change in slide area. Rocks on beach uncovered at low tide. Large (30?) group of pelicans fishing, even larger group of gulls. No shorebirds. Not much in the way of human made beach...