Report Details

Beware of high tides and sneaker waves. Today the beach was completely wind-swept and smoothed over by recent wave action. It was almost completely clear south of house #333 (beach access there) but covered with logs north of 333 all the way to the north end of Mile 238. Waves are coming all the way in to the rock line.

Conditions

Temperature: 43 F. Cloud Cover: Rain. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light.

Human Activities

No one was on the beach this morning due to heavy rain and cold temperature

Driftline Content

Wood pieces.

Man-made Modifications

New riprap or shoreline protection structures. Rip-rap project at southern end of Mile 238 is either completed or on hold due to bad weather. Equipment was not evident and stockpile of boulders in nearby parking lot is depleted. There is still a pile of boulders near beach access at Beach Grass Lane.

Natural Changes

Several ridges/bluffs have formed in various locations on the beach making for some difficult access. Most of the unmarked beach accesses are usable but access #50A is still closed and dangerous.

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Mile 238

Salishan Spit, North Lagoon, Siletz Bay

May 20, 2024

The beach was completely empty today.

Cathy

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Mile 238

Salishan Spit, North Lagoon, Siletz Bay

December 20, 2023

Beach was completely deserted today. The only usable accesses are at 50B and in between properties 281 and 283.

Catherine Berger

Mile 238

Salishan Spit, North Lagoon, Siletz Bay

October 8, 2023

Beach was calm and litter-free.

Cathy238

Mile 238

Salishan Spit, North Lagoon, Siletz Bay

July 9, 2023

Some beach accesses have been reopened (50B and between property 281/283).

Cathy238

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Mile 238

Salishan Spit, North Lagoon, Siletz Bay

March 26, 2023

Beach accesses are currently closed along Salishan Drive, except at the end of the road at access #50, and an unmarked access at lot #349.

Cathy238

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Mile 238

Salishan Spit, North Lagoon, Siletz Bay

December 29, 2022

Very little beach to walk on at this time of year at high tide.

Cathy238

Mile 238

Salishan Spit, North Lagoon, Siletz Bay

September 1, 2022

Some accesses are usable again, like the one near lot 281.

Cathy238

Mile 238

Salishan Spit, North Lagoon, Siletz Bay

June 7, 2022

Very little activity and little debris (logs, kelp, etc) today on this mile.

Cathy238