Report Details

Big waves brought out some serious surfers while the hazy sunshine and very light wind brought out more dog lovers than usual. Seems that vehicles almost outnumbered the people on the beach or at least equated to very low number of people in each vehicle with the exception of the tour group that had about 35 people---they came in several smaller vehicles. Even with the light wind, the surf was larger than normal evidenced by the above mentioned surfers. Loads of sea-foam was everywhere and the light winds scooted clumps of it along the beach like scattering amebas. Lot of people just stnding and walking--- not too much activity. A few kids digging in the sand and a couple of picnics. Seems that most were just enjoying looking at the big waves. The beach was very clean with only traces of liter. No dead marine life-plant or animal. Very nice day for a beach walk.

Conditions

Temperature: 51 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 5.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 188. Number of dogs: 29. Walking or running: 51. Playing in surf: 9. Playing in sand: 10. Sitting: 18. Photography: 1. Tidepooling: 19. Surfing: 8. Other Activities: kite flying-2, with surfers-30, on tour-35. There were 35 in a tour group wathching the surfing and associated jet skis at Caynon Drive Park where three jet skis assisted the 8 surfers to the big waves. It appeared that about 30 were in the surfing group.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 86. RVs/Buses parking: 2. Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 10.

Notable Wildlife

normal sea gull activity

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

None noted

Driftline Content

Sea foam

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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