Mile 286 Dispatch

May 26, 2021
by [email protected]

Bayocean Peninsula south of Bayocean site
Wednesday 10:45 AM
60° F
Tide Level:
0.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
Walking / Running:
Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs
Cars/Trucks parking:
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
ATVs/OHVs on beach, allowed:
Cars/Trucks on beach, prohibited:
ATVs/OHVs on beach, prohibited:
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
2 whimbrel
Dead Birds:
Signs of oil:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Unusual marine life?
New Development:
Natural Changes:
  • Cellophane worm casings found in area about 15 ft long, at edge of surf, incoming tide.
    May 26, 2021
  • Cellophane worm casings with a coin for size comparison.
    May 26, 2021
Other Mile 286 Reports (19)


January 19, 2023 - WelchHV
Beach scoured from high tides and stormsRecent king tides have moved large trunk/root north about 300 yds to lie in line with the milepost marker. Same trunk now has root system facing south (change...
  • octopus tree migrates in storm
  • octopus tree
  • north MP 29
  • South view
  • beach debris
  • Box strapping
  • natural riprap


December 7, 2022 - WelchHV
Crab pot, 2 crates looked as if they had been dragged to dune line awaiting collection
  • south from MP 29
  • North from MP 29
  • Dead gull
  • Dead bird
  • Ocean debris
  • Star fish
  • Ocean debris
  • Sanderlings
November 20, 2022 - WelchHV
Tide ebbing. Beach looked scoured. Driftwod pieces high up in dune line edge. No birds seen on shore. One dead bird. Mid size, dark colored feathers on wings otherwise unrecognizable. No jellyfish or...
October 12, 2022 - WelchHV
Glorious October day. Beach empty at start of walk. Increasing human numbers on return. Large flock gulls feeding on shoreline. One dog off leash running into gulls feeding on shoreline. Remaining...
  • North beach view from mid point
  • South beach view from mid point
  • west coast sea nettle (Chrysaora fuscenscens)
  • dune marker post where north south pics taken
  • "octopus" root


November 20, 2020 - kunkelwa
This was three days after the first of the King Tides. The beach was quite clean and firm. There was evidence of wave overtopping and the dunes took some erosion. Eel grass was on the wrackline. One...
September 16, 2020 - kunkelwa
Pretty uneventfull observations today. The dead whale from last report is still composting on the shore. Beach seemed pretty clean of garbage. Only 4 dead birds. Many crab shells. Very few jellyfish...
May 27, 2020 - [email protected]
Dead whale on beach. Intact. 
May 16, 2020 - kunkelwa
This beach walk was done during the COVID beach closure. 3 local and 2 nonlocal people on the beach. Someone had an overnight tent perched on the dunes in a noncamping closed area. There were several...
February 9, 2020 - kunkelwa
Two days ago we had very strong west winds for an extended period. The Velella were back in the driftline. A lot of water bottle caps and small platic garbage as well. The sand and dunes have been...


September 29, 2019 - kunkelwa
March 3, 2019 - beverly.stein
Beach relatively clean.


November 4, 2018 - beverly.stein
Generally the beach was clean with a lot of kelp clumps.  Very few people.
August 4, 2018 - [email protected]
Illegal camping in dunes. No bathrooms, so waste management is a concern. Reported to Tillamook County Parks. 
July 29, 2018 - beverly.stein
Very foggy day.  Many more people on the beach than usual probably because it is Sunday in July and Portland is very hot today.  A number of groups camping in the dunes (but no sanitary facilities...
May 28, 2018 - [email protected]
Very clean beach, despite the holiday weekend.Some squid egg cases present. One dead sea lion.
  • Squid egg case-Doryteuthis opalescens
  • Squid egg case-Doryteuthis opalescens
April 29, 2018 - beverly.stein
Not much to report.  Debris from winter storms was evident and a lot of crab shells.
January 13, 2018 - beverly.stein
It was a beautiful winter day and many people were out enjoying the beach.  The beach was quite clean probably a combination of the fact that the OR Parks Department had recently been on the beach...


September 24, 2017 - beverly.stein
Four of us walked the mile for the first time so we now have a baseline to compare for the next walk.  This area of the coast has no development.  SOLVE had been through the day before so not much...


September 18, 2010 - [email protected]
There were 5 people noted on our walk, which took 1 1/2 hours. One dog with one of the people. All were walking. The driftline had mainly pieces of wood, rocks, lots of crab shells. Some land-...