Mile 60 Report

August 5, 2012
by Bob Ivey

Floras Lake SP, Floras Lake, Denmark
Sunday 11:30 AM
65° F
Calm/Light from the SE
Tide Level:
5.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
Walking / Running:
Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs
Activity Comments:
General walker and beach goers, three were with backpacks, maybe doing coast trail.
Notable Wildlife:
off shore sea mammals, more likely seals and sea lions. Assorted birds, fair number of Pelicans.
Dead Birds:
Signs of oil:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Kelp or Algae·Small rocks·Wood pieces
New Development:
Natural Changes:
Landslides/major boulder falls
Began walk at bridge crossing outlet at Floras Lake. Head for gap in fore dune, wide and high sand beaches. Some beaches had mini sand dunes cut by wave action. A few people on the beach, some sitting on rock and watching seas. Weather overcast and foggy mostly, air temp not bad, that old sweater help with wind from SE. Cliff/bluffs in various stages of erosion, some new slumping and sliding, a mudstone arch just below bluffs, never seen that before. You run out of beach in a ways, so doubled back to pocket beach and old road up to bluffs, probably early coastal trail. Back in the shore pine and spruce forest, signs of fungi, discovery of small serving of golden fungi, that coast marine layer is very stimulating. Final broke out of coastal wind swept forest, could it be bonsai? It is so tight in spots. Back out along Flores Lakes beach side and return to take out. Heard it was 90ish in Eugene, glad I was here with fog and cool marine layer. The seas were medium waves, great crashing sound and beach could be walk the whole way there and back.
  • Walking N. of Floras Lake
    Walking N. of Floras Lake
    August 5, 2012
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January 12, 2022 - cshepherd50
Very wide beach at low tide, about 140' from edge of surf to grass dunes.  See pictures.
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August 1, 2021 - cshepherd50
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January 17, 2021 - cshepherd50
Large new landslide on the southern cliffs.  Large piles of driftwood at the souther most point of the mile  See pictures of both.  Note the plastic debris amoung the driftwood.  
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September 18, 2020 - cshepherd50
Pretty typical beach experience. The 2 dead pinnipeds appeared to be sea lions. One previously reported in August. Large flock of sea birds floating offshore. 
  • Dead pinniped.
  • Pinniped skull
  • Pinniped carcass
  • Flock of sea birds.
  • 20 foot piece of bamboo.
  • Beach plant.
September 13, 2020 - cshepherd50
Long hike on the Oregon Coast Trail from Floras Lake to Blacklock Point. Started at mile 60 and ended at the southern portion of mile 59. Most of the 4 hours was spent on the trail above the beach....
September 8, 2020 - cshepherd50
A smokey, foggy, walk on the beach. Had to shorten the walk due to the smoke. Nothing else of significance. 
August 27, 2020 - cshepherd50
No unusual or significant changes. Wide open mostly deserted beach. The group of 11 adults and children at "secret cove" playing in the stream was the largest number of people I have ever seen there. 
August 11, 2020 - cshepherd50


September 4, 2016 - azbeach
Whale washed up on Lost Beach below cliffs (Floras Lake area).  There were tire tracks leading up to it, which we assumed were from the Beach Ranger.  Looks like this giant may have died at sea and...


January 20, 2014 - Bob Ivey
Another beautiful day at Mile 60.sunny after fog lifted. Lite Nw wind, tide coming in. Some plastic, which seem to get worst as I walk south, but still pretty clean of trash. 3 groups of people, 2...
  • Floras Lake Beach
  • Floras Lake
  • Floras Lake


February 3, 2013 - Bob Ivey
Just me and Matt and one other person walking this mile. Mild weather, sea calm and not many animals or birds seen. One dead harbor seal and poss. fulmar remains on beach. Normal amounts of...