Mile 286 Report

November 20, 2022
by WelchHV

Location:
Tillamook
Bayocean Peninsula south of Bayocean site
Conditions:
Sunday 10:30 AM
Sunny
55° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the SE
Tide Level:
6.8 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
1
Dogs:
0
Activities:
Walking / Running:
1
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
6
ATVs/OHVs parking:
0
RVs/Buses parking:
RVs/Buses parking: 0
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
0
ATVs/OHVs on beach, allowed:
0
Activity Comments:
More people walking up from Cape Meares community towards the mile as I headed back. 3 dogs, one off-leash in dunes and 2 on leash.
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Total:
1
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Small rocks·Shells·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Summary:

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 fragments. 

  • Looking North from MP 29 marker
    MP 29 marker at high tide point
    November 20, 2022
  • Looking south MP marker 29
    Level with MP marker 29 at high tide point
    November 20, 2022
Other Mile 286 Reports (18)

2022

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
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

2021

May 26, 2021 - [email protected]

2020

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...

2019

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

2018

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...

2017

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...

2010

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-...