Report Details

This was a cool, hazy sunny day on the first day of spring break. Only problem area was the usual evidence of people climbing the sand bluffs approx 1/6 mile north of Canyon Drive Park. (Nobody was climbing during this observation)

Conditions

Temperature: 46 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 6.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 209. Number of dogs: 21. Walking or running: 120. Playing in surf: 8. Playing in sand: 28. Sitting: 22. Photography: 6. Fishing: 2. Other Activities: 6 flying kites, 65 in parking area.

Concerns

Climbing bluffs/seastacks

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 99. Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 8.

Notable Wildlife

Usual sea gulls mainly at D River. No sea weed and only a few broken clam shells.

Driftline Content

Shells, Small rocks, Wood pieces.

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Mile 242

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

July 8, 2024

Urban travelers flocked to the coast to escape the sweltering heat and enjoy the cool sea breezes.

Teachers Bill, Bobbie, Sally, Annette, and Maureen

Mile 242

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

June 6, 2024

The late spring discoveries of Mile 242 brought many people to enjoy the tidepools. https://beachconnection. We collected three pounds of trash and noted that there were fewer plastic bottle caps this month. Although the wind brought a chill to the air, it was a beautifully sunny day to explore the mile.

Bobbie, Sally, Annette Retired Teachers

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