Report Details

Various activities included 6 people assembling a tent type structure for picnic, 12 huddled around campfire , 7 feeding gulls, 4 climbing bluffs just north of Canyon Drive. General info: No visible additional erosion on banks however, much more rock exposed at reefs at 15th Street and Canyon Drive. Shape of beach changed from last walk ... less sand, more rock. A few clumps of mussels broken from their normal resting place. Scattered broken shells (mainly mussels with some crab parts). Some driftwood left from winter storms. Not as many birds (too many people). Storm litter still on beach.

Conditions

Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Strong. Wind Direction: S.

Human Activities

Number of people: 264. Number of dogs: 6. Walking or running: 107. Playing in surf: 27. Playing in sand: 10. Tidepooling: 40. Other Activities: Misc. 80.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 87.

Driftline Content

Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Shells, Wood pieces.

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Mile 242

Lincoln City, D River SW, Devils Lake SP, Oceanlake

May 10, 2024

The low tide and the number of sea stars made tide pooling an educational experience for many families.

Teachers: Annette, Maureen, Bobbie, and Sally

Mile 242

Lincoln City, D River SW, Devils Lake SP, Oceanlake

April 12, 2024

The season of warming weather has brought more people to mile 242. We would appreciate Lincoln City sending out a stronger message for people who are searching for floats.

Teachers: Sally, Bill, Annette, Maureen, Bobbie, Laurie

Mile 242

Lincoln City, D River SW, Devils Lake SP, Oceanlake

March 13, 2024

The winter storms have caused erosion with the 242 mile. It was a beautiful, sunny day filled with people and dogs exploring this stretch of mile 242.

Teachers: Annette, Sally, Bobbie, Bill, Maureen

Mile 242

Lincoln City, D River SW, Devils Lake SP, Oceanlake

February 2, 2024

We found some type of plant tuber, four total, North of D Sands. Graffiti was noted on a boulder north of D Sands. Of the dead birds, 51 were south of D Sands, and 10 were north. Our team collected a 3-gallon bag of marine debris.

Maureen Foelkl

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 242

Lincoln City, D River SW, Devils Lake SP, Oceanlake

March 8, 2020

Was a sunny day at the beach today.

Bluewater

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 242

Lincoln City, D River SW, Devils Lake SP, Oceanlake

July 21, 2019

I did not get any pictures as my camera is not working correctly at the moment.

Bluewater

Mile 242

Lincoln City, D River SW, Devils Lake SP, Oceanlake

February 17, 2019

It was a pretty calm day at the beach.

Bluewater

Mile 242

Lincoln City, D River SW, Devils Lake SP, Oceanlake

October 14, 2018

Today was perfect beach weather.

Bluewater