Mile 311 Report

September 19, 2007
by TomandGretel

Location:
Clatsop
Jockey Cap, Silver Pt, S Cannon Beach, Tolovana Beach
Conditions:
Wednesday 11:00 AM
Party cloudy
60° F
Wind:
Moderate from the SE
Tide Level:
3.8 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
31
Dogs:
4
Activities:
Walking / Running:
29
Sitting:
2
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Total:
1
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
New Development:
Modifications:
Dune Modification
Natural Changes:
Comments:
several dogs a nuisance, running up to people ( incl. one fresh out of the ocean and jumping up on me...), owners not picking up after them. The usual.Also, noted the 'rip rap' gone bad house is still an eyesore when viewing from the beach. Their attempt to place riprap, put down some kind of netting, cover with sand, then planting, has gone bad. Picture enclosed. Also: another pic of someone 'landscaping' the area down almost to the sand. Not sure thats illegal, but sure looks strange. I would assume the natural vegetation provides some protection when the winterstorms start moving some of that sand away.Why mess with it???
Summary:
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 large driftwood piles, but none smoldering.
  • natural vegetation has been mowed down, some of it has been 'shaped', and a hedge planted.
    natural vegetation has been mowed down, some of it has been 'shaped', and a hedge planted.
    halfway on our mile
    September 19, 2007
  • last year's attempt on placing rip rap looking even worse this year
    last year's attempt on placing rip rap looking even worse this year
    at start of our mile
    September 19, 2007
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.

2009

June 18, 2009 - Anemone
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...

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...
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.