Mile 311 Report

June 18, 2009
by Anemone

Location:
Clatsop
Jockey Cap, Silver Pt, S Cannon Beach, Tolovana Beach
Conditions:
Thursday 2:10 PM
Sunny
66° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the S
Tide Level:
2.6 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
55
Dogs:
2
Activities:
Walking / Running:
31
Sitting:
3
Tidepooling:
1
Cycling: 17
Concerns:
Fire·Shellfish collection
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Activity Comments:
The number of people is abnormally high for mile 311 because it was such a sunny day. For the rest of the week we were there, we saw about twenty-five people on average.
Notable Wildlife:
We saw twenty pelicans, one harbor seal, and several cormorants. There were many Dungeness Crab and sand dollar fragments at the driftline.
Dead Birds:
Total:
1
Species/names:
Gull
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
Dungeness Crabs and Sand crabs
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Shells·Small rocks
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
No changes sighted, although bluffs near Silver Point have many rocks that have fallen and are ready to fall.
Comments:
The beach between Tolovana Park and Arcadia remains pristine. There was a thankfully small amount of litter. In fact, I only found one shard of glass on mile 311!
Summary:
There were around 55 people on mile 311. Seventeen of them were cycling. People had come to Tolovana Park Beach in unusually high numbers because of the warm weather, but the beach between Tolovana Park and Arcadia had few visitors and is still practically undiscovered. Many pelicans were flying over the ocean, and we spotted one harbor seal in the surf. There were many Dungeness Crab and sand dollar fragments in the driftline. Mile 311 is pristine and largely litter-free.
Other Mile 311 Reports (17)

2021

May 22, 2021 - browneyed
Definitely a beach to visit for low tide! We walked up and down our mile and fell in love. So many cool tide pools, tons of awesome rocks, great collection of driftwood.*Bonus scavenger hunt item:...
  • Cellophane worm casings
  • Dungeness crab and ochre sea star
  • Striations
  • Metal
  • Blue mussels with barnacles and marine snail
  • Anemone and sea stars
  • Anemone and sea stars
  • Silver Point cave
  • Ochre sea star
  • Cellophane worm casings
February 9, 2021 - jessejones
Beautiful low tide left a very wide and clean beach on a bright and cold afternoon. Not a lot of wildlife observed unfortunately. I saw one sea star with obvious wasting disease and will report it to...

2018

November 1, 2018 - Ostj
The beach was quiet. A low tide showing very smooth sand. 
July 18, 2018 - Ostj
I walked at low tide and this was a very low tide. The beach was quite large. Not much activity except for close to Tolovana and the tidepools. I took many photos to upload. There were two artlike...

2015

July 19, 2015 - historylover1
Beach lightly used even on a busy day on other adjacent beach. There was almost no garbage, almost no dead animals or seaweed. Overall a healthy beach.
May 10, 2015 - historylover1
The beach had a light amount of debris and a large number of dead Purple Sails or velella velella on the beach. Healthy, lightly used beach!
January 25, 2015 - historylover1
Healthy and clean beach. Almost no man-made trash. No inappropriate use.

2013

November 11, 2013 - historylover1
Healthy and clean beach.
March 28, 2013 - historylover1
The beach was relatively clean with no problems.

2012

July 31, 2012 - historylover1
This beach is healthy and was almost completely trash-free. There are no present concerns about this lightly-used mile of the Oregon coast.
June 27, 2012 - historylover1
Beach looks relatively clear of litter and healthy at this time.
March 24, 2012 - historylover1
Quiet and generally clean. Main concern is an exposed tank that appears to be dripping oil in the dunes adjacent to the beach. From an old homesite.

2008

October 28, 2008 - tolovana 1

2007

December 20, 2007 - TomandGretel
It was nice to have the beach practically to ourselves. The one dog we encountered was under perfect voice control.There was much less debris than we expected after the Big Storm.We will keep an eye...
September 19, 2007 - TomandGretel
all in all a pleasant day. Lots of sand washed up and built up all over. Very clean beach, as this was just several days after the SOLV cleanup. Wish it remained that way. Evidence of beachfires in...
  • natural vegetation has been mowed down, some of it has been 'shaped', and a hedge planted.
  • last year's attempt on placing rip rap looking even worse this year
July 5, 2007 - TomandGretel
actually, quite an improvement over previous 'day after the 4th.' the fireworks ban seems to be working, and the violations are more sporadic every year. Still lots of fireworks debris.
March 8, 2007 - TomandGretel
Will need to take a photo of a riprap structure gone bad. Ocean washed out sand placed between riprap, and some kind of netting to hold plants.Very ugly to look at. Will get address and photos.