Mile 310 Report

June 16, 2008
by Bill Gordon

Arcadia Beach N, Wayside, Lion Rock, Humbug Point
Monday 3:00 PM
Party cloudy
55° F
Moderate from the N
Tide Level:
4.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
Walking / Running:
Playing in sand:
Apparent Violations:
Cars/Trucks parking:
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Several groups of Cal gray pelicans close to beach - battling north wind
Dead Birds:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Plastic pellets·Shells·Small rocks·Wood pieces
very sparse driftline
New Development:
none observed
Natural Changes:
none observed
Sand level is considerably higher than last report - est 2' to 3'.
Mile was very clean from both human and natural debris - a few more plastic bottles at highest most driftline. Overall, sand has redeposited about 2'to 3' since last report. That plus the brisk north wind over several days has left the mile quite clean appearing. No immediate concerns.
Other Mile 310 Reports (27)


October 13, 2022 - gmfindley
Gorgeous warm, sunny day with little wind.  Quiet day; only 20 or so people on the beach. Very little trash to be found other than six bags of dog poop, a diaper and a couple pair of child's...
August 12, 2022 - gmfindley
Beach was very clean.  More dead birds than previously seen at one time.  Found wooden pallet (perhaps remains of one previously reported).
June 24, 2022 - gmfindley
Parking lot full with lots of people enjoying warmer temps on bright sunny day. Didn't see other wildlife/birds besides seagulls and crows.   Saw some beach debris, including wooden pallet and plank...


February 18, 2020 - Jesse Narens
Observed at least 12 fulmar, 1 horned puffin, 1 rhinoceros auklet, 1 cassins auklet and 1 seal. all dead.The mile north of 310 is not part of our Coastwatch mile, but we observe it for Coasst, and...
  • Dead Horned Puffin
  • dead rhinoceros auklet
  • dead cassins auklet
  • dead northern fulmar
  • dead northern fulmar
  • dead northern fulmar
  • dead northern fulmar
  • dead northern fulmar
  • dead northern fulmar
  • dead northern fur seal
February 3, 2020 - Jesse Narens
Arrived today around mid tide as it was on its way out. The large fallen tree that usually greets people near the base of the parking lot steps is now gone. Not sure if it was removed by people; my...
  • facing south from base of parking lot steps
  • facing north from base of parking lot steps
January 20, 2020 - Jesse Narens
The beach was more stoney than sandy today, the tidewrack made up of mostly small plastics and wood.  Live bald eagle, freshly dead Cassin's Auklet observed.  People watching waves near parking lot,...
  • Looking north / Mile 310 / Arcadia Beach
  • Looking south / Mile 310 / Arcadia Beach
  • Tidewrack / Mile 310 / Arcadia Beach
  • Dead cassins auklet
  • Dead gull
  • Dead gull
January 1, 2020 - Jesse Narens
First morning of the year, and our first report as Coast Watchers. Arrived to the beach, and were the only ones there for a while before people started to slowly show up. 27 people total, 4 dogs....
  • facing south upon arrival
  • facing north
  • tidewrack
  • sea foam


May 27, 2019 - historylover1


May 20, 2018 - newton
Very nice day at the beach, low tide and it was still falling, one dog owner didn't seem physically able to clean up after their pets (two dogs that I cleaned up after).  I was plesantly surprised by...
April 12, 2018 - newton
3 people walking on beach 2 dogs running woody debris in wrack line.  Cleaned up a full 5gal bucket of human trash. 
February 7, 2018 - newton
Few people walking on the beach, dogs present, few gulls and beautiful weather.  Stairs that washed away with the storms a few weeks ago were replaced, no other modifications. 


December 2, 2017 - newton
Most people were looking at the boat that washed ashore, dogs nearby.  The boat has been cleared by USCG and John Chapman from OSU to not be a threat to our local environment.  One truck load of...
  • tsunami boat on Arcadia Beach
  • Writing on tsunami boat.
  • tsunami boat propeller
  • tsunami boat
October 15, 2017 - newton
July 17, 2017 - newton
2 people walking with a loose dog3 dead common murres (no tags)more sand on the beach (from the ocean not man)nothing unusual or out of the ordinaryfilled up a 5 gal bucket with human litter mostly...
April 25, 2017 - newton
Calm ocean this morning, couple people fishing in the surf, one dog running loose and two people walking the beach.  Collected one full large bag of litter almost all man-made trash left from beach...
January 12, 2017 - newton


November 17, 2016 - newton
3 dead birds (2 Fulmar and one possible Rock Sandpiper) no leg bands, or oil.No dogs or other humans.  No marine mammals. Cloudy, low tide (maybe around 3 ft.).Shoreline had grasses, driftwood, micro...
July 25, 2016 - newton
Beach access has been improved to the stairs leading onto the shore.  The final stairs are still being completed, work seems to have been started by OPRD early June. However, the final steps remain...


November 19, 2015 - Anonymous
Beach access is currently closed due to a slide that removed the trail. There were zero humans on the beach and two cars in the parking lot. Areas south along the bluff to Red Rock creek appear to...
  • Arcadia Beach access trail landslide.
  • Arcadia Beach access trail landslide.
  • Arcadia beach slide, Wayside, Lion Rock, Humbug Point


July 28, 2012 - Bill Gordon
calm, early morning with few others present.


September 30, 2011 - Bill Gordon
Quiet, calm and mostly clear morning on Mile 310 - Arcadia Beach. Only a few walkers with their dogs. Beach was quite clean of human trash - looked good in that respect since this mile gets a lot of...


March 24, 2010 - Bill Gordon
Pleasant mid week day during spring break week - part sun and clouds but with a fairly stiff breeze. A lot of people on the mile - approx 55 with 9 dogs. But everyone seemed to be respectful of the...


June 15, 2009 - Bill Gordon
Gorgeous Monday afternoon with considerable number of people on the mile. A bit more debris compared to last report but for early summer not bad at all. Est 3 - 5 feet of sand already in since...
January 29, 2009 - Bill Gordon
Beautiful mid week day at the mile - only one couple on the mile with their two dogs. Mile was extremely clean with minimal tideline debris. Prior winter high tides have brought in quite a bit of...


September 28, 2008 - Bill Gordon
The weather was fabulous leading to very heavy crowds this Sunday afternoon. Day use parking lot(Arcadia wayside)exceeded capacity. Surf was flat. The north side of mile 310 gets a lot of day use...
March 30, 2008 - Bill Gordon
Weather was ever changing (hail/rain at start of walk and sun at the end). Reasonably fresh deer carcass close to north end. Very old rusted car chassis at south end probably uncovered with lower...


December 12, 2007 - Bill Gordon
Quiet day with blustery conditions.