Mile 282 Report

May 26, 2019
by [email protected]

Location:
Tillamook
Lost Bay Cave, Short Beach
Conditions:
Sunday 10:45 AM
Sunny
50° F
Wind:
Moderate
Tide Level:
0.5 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
20
Dogs:
2
Activities:
Walking / Running:
10
Rockhunting:
10
Tidepooling:
10
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
30
Activity Comments:
Recent publication in the Oregonian newspaper about this beach is bound to attract even more visitors. There are no bathroom facilities! There is a new path worn across the beach at the foot of the cliff.
Notable Wildlife:
Nesting Black Oystercatchers
Dead Birds:
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
New Development:
There is a new path worn across the beach at the foot of the cliff.
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:

I wrote to the Oregon Beach Monitoring Program (800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 640, Portland, OR 97232) requesting that both Short  beach and Oceanside be added to the list of beaches monitored for water quality by the Oregon Health Authority, based on increased use, especially by children, and the lack of bathroom facilities at Short Beach.

Summary:

Increase in human activity, new path along bottom of cliff. Need for bathroom facility. 

  • New Path along base of cliff
    Short Beach entrance
    May 26, 2019
Other Mile 282 Reports (7)

2018

August 18, 2018 - [email protected]
Staircase handrails deteriorating. Driftwood bridge across creek. Gravel on beach has flattened out since last visit. More dirt coming down cliff at north end. No litter. 

2017

July 9, 2017 - [email protected]
Increased human and dog activity at this beach, which has no bathroom facility at the trailhead or on the beach. Common Murre seen on beach at north end. 
  • Common Murre, Short Beach
January 16, 2017 - [email protected]
Beautiful day. Beach very clean overall. Recent rain and snow have resulted in very full waterfalls. One small tree has slid down the hill in front of the house that has some long-standing drainage...

2016

May 13, 2016 - [email protected]
This was our first official visit to this mile. Last winter's storms left a veritable cliff of rocks, topped by large logs, close to the bluff. We found a small amoint of litter including a plastic...
  • Toilet found in beach debris, Tillamook County, Lost Bay Cave, Short Beach
  • Pool at base of waterfall
  • Logs, Lost Bay Cave, Short Beach
  • Landslide, Short Beach

2009

September 12, 2009 - nicgartland
The weather was nice, though cloudy but the tides were pretty high throughout the day so parts of the mile were inaccessible. Visitors were friendly and the ones I saw were all being very tidy with...
  • Lots of rocks and a high tide day
June 28, 2009 - nicgartland
The mile was in really nice shape on this particular trip. There was a bit of sea plastic washed up on the southern edge of it, but otherwise the area was clean of litter. The tides were very low...
March 21, 2009 - nicgartland
The mile was very rocky this day. There was a small area at the far southern end that had a lot of sea plastic, small plastic pellets and styrofoam.Rock hunters were carrying out lots of bags filled...