Mile 60 Report

February 3, 2013
by Bob Ivey

Floras Lake SP, Floras Lake, Denmark
Sunday 9:30 AM
52° F
Calm/Light from the NW
Tide Level:
7.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
Walking / Running:
Activity Comments:
One person walking north and us two walking south
Notable Wildlife:
Few shorebirds, one dead harbor seal at creek at Half way beach, at base of bluffs, old road connects main trail to beach. On bird carcass. Not much sea algae, more bull kelp than any other. Medium size wood/logs
Dead Birds:
poss. fulmar. (dead things are less fun for me).
one dead floating and not moving harbor seal in mouth of creek from airport.
Fish & Invertebrates:
no fish or other sea life seen on beach
Kelp or Algae·Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)·Styrofoam·Wood pieces
plastic bottles more closer to Floras Lake, all look blow in.
New Development:
Natural Changes:
These mud cliffs/bluffs are alway eroding, mostly from beach waves.
it is natural.
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 wooden debris, more plastic debris closer to Floras Lake, less closer to Blacklock. Can'nt wait for next hike. Later CapeWalker
  • February 3, 2013
  • February 3, 2013
Other Mile 60 Reports (11)


January 12, 2022 - cshepherd50
Very wide beach at low tide, about 140' from edge of surf to grass dunes.  See pictures.
  • Wide beach at Floras Lake
  • Large buoy entangled in driftwood
  • Large round buoy


August 1, 2021 - cshepherd50
  • sand build-up at mile 60-59 looking south
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.  
  • mile 60 landslide
  • mile 60 driftwood and plastic
  • Mile 60 driftwood and plastic
  • Mile 60 driftwood and plastic


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


August 5, 2012 - Bob Ivey
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...
  • Walking N. of Floras Lake