Mile 264 Report

July 11, 2022
by rbourke

Location:
Tillamook
Tierra Del Mar
Conditions:
Monday 2:45 PM
75° F
Wind:
Moderate from the N
Tide Level:
7.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
32
Dogs:
5
Activities:
Walking / Running:
21
Playing in surf:
6
Playing in sand:
5
Sitting:
7
Boogie board (2)
Concerns:
Apparent Violations:
None
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
0
ATVs/OHVs on beach, allowed:
0
Cars/Trucks on beach, prohibited:
0
ATVs/OHVs on beach, prohibited:
0
Activity Comments:
No issues.
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Small rocks·Shells·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Wood pieces
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Summary:

Warm windy afternoon. No issues to report. 

Other Mile 264 Reports (26)

2022

May 27, 2022 - QuanB
Cloudy with incoming storm clouds on the horizon. Higher number of people on the beach than usual because of the Memorial Day weekend. Some nutjob doing vehicle donuts on the sand in the prohibited...
May 6, 2022 - QuanB
Nice, sunny, late afternoon with few folks on the shoreline.  Beach pretty clean.  Concerned about the big hole someone dug which at night will cause a fall.
April 11, 2022 - QuanB
Lots of broken seashells all along the shoreline...have never seen that before.  Picked up various plastic debris.  It hailed this morning and rained most of the day, but the clouds cleared for about...
March 31, 2022 - QuanB
Wonderful, beach was clean, and hardly any people.  Just a flock of Jonathan Livingston Seagulls. Tangy, salt scent in air and nice cloud formations with sun going down.
March 5, 2022 - QuanB
Nice sunshine brought in the crowds mostly on the vehicle allowed side of the beach.  Some one dumped a pallet on the rocks near the vehicle access entrance so I got my car and hauled it away.  
March 1, 2022 - QuanB
The high tides reached up into the dune faces and brought up more wood debris.  Also a green trash bin washed up near the dune and was filled up with sand.  I will email the ranger to pick it up off...
February 21, 2022 - QuanB
Not happy with the crab shells/lemon peels left on the sand as well as the human feces.  Concerned that the campfire ashes should have been covered with sand so ashes won't blow around.
February 12, 2022 - QuanB
Nice weather brought out the crowds, about 50 people.  Was concerned about the 2 campfires on the beach, one of them close to the dunes and grass.
January 15, 2022 - rbourke
There was a tsunami advisory for aprox. 8:40 in the morning.  I didn't witness the waves, but it seems that it came up almost to the dunes and included a large amount of micro and larger plastic...
  • plastic in the tideline. this is representative of the entire mile 264.
  • "Sea Pickle" pyrosome aprox. 5" long

2021

October 31, 2021 - rbourke
Unseasonably warm for late October.  Clean beach with very few people. 
January 7, 2021 - rbourke
Dune removal. See photos. Also, the Facebook drilling was active with a large loud machine working.  

2020

August 15, 2020 - rbourke
More cars parked at the end of Pollock Ave. than ever before and  more people on the beach than previous years.
April 20, 2020 - rbourke
The large sign on the sand at marker 34B of Sitka Sedge Park warning against driving any further north on the beach has been pushed down.
  • downed no-driving sign at marker 34B
March 13, 2020 - rbourke
Heavy equipment in place, noise curtains installed and removal of all vegitation on the lot, save for a few feet between shoreline and chain link fencing.
  • Facebook drilling project, Tierra del Mar Oregon 3/13/20

2018

November 11, 2018 - rbourke
Dune fire pit much closer to beach grass that what is allowed.
  • Fire pit near beach grass

2011

May 28, 2011 - rbourke
All in all the beach was pretty clean.

2010

April 4, 2010 - rbourke
The big change was the addition of new riprap that covers the ocean frontage on about 10 lots, most built.

2009

October 17, 2009 - smish73
There were 2 boats close to shore speeding. Within the hour a 2-3 foot juvenile salmon shark washed up bleeding with a prop cut that severed it's tail. cause of death most likely suffocation and...
August 22, 2009 - rbourke
Large quantities of horse manure at driftline, piles every 3 or 4 feet for an extensive length of the beach, extending into mile 265. We find such a large quantity of horse manure troubling and worry...
  • Kids digging in the sand within a few feet of piles of horse manure
  • child's footprints with manure in tide line
  • Sign offering beach horse rides on Roma Street, Tierra Del Mar
  • debris including horse manure in high tide line
March 8, 2009 - rbourke
Only remarkable change is the large number of jellyfish washed up at tideline.

2008

October 25, 2008 - rbourke
About normal for this time of year. Less dune erosion than in some previous years.
July 3, 2008 - rbourke
As is usual, the beach is quite clean. Even after the Labor Day weekend, there was no litter to be seen.

2007

September 9, 2007 - rbourke
Beach was very clean and uncrowded.
May 7, 2007 - connierbruce
Did not notice anything unusual this visit. Tide as far out as we have ever seen it, lots of rocks exposed, shorebird flocks in migration, no dead birds or marine mamals.
April 28, 2007 - rbourke
very little to note. Beach was very clean. Thank you SOLV!
February 18, 2007 - rbourke
Due to the bad weather, very little human or bird activity. Extremely large piece of a ship, barge or dock on north end of mile 264. This could present a danger if anyone was close and it was hit...