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Quiet mid week day with chilly temperatures, cloudy that turned to sunny in the afternoon. High sand levels and high tides limit the width of the beach. High tides are sweeping the beaches and taking litter and logs so beaches are pretty clean. 


Temperature: 40 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Tide Level: 4.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 37. Number of dogs: 5. Walking or running: 37. Camping tent just south of NW 26 beach access, against the bank, there at least 2-3 weeks.


Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 2.

Notable Wildlife

Did see a blue heron on evening of December 6, 2022. Unusual to see herons on the beach, usually along the creeks, ponds, and rivers..

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 5.

Driftline Content

Small rocks.

Man-made Modifications

New riprap or shoreline protection structures. Continual reinforcement of erosion just south of NW 15th Street Auto Access in Lincoln City. Now using the broken pieces of the asphalt that has been broken by vehicles and tides. Photo attached.

Natural Changes

Visible retreat of solid bluff. "Nordic Caves" just north of the old Nordic Inn now the Surfrider Motel, NW Lincoln City, are continuing to erode and be damaged by people climbing, carving and digging.

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