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This was a spectacular day on the central Oregon coast, and we saw lots of people enjoying it in a variety of ways (sitting, walking, horseback riding, flying, fishing offshore). The 30 people we saw on our mile were many more than usual. There were also a lot more vehicle tracks than usual; they stretched from the surfline to the foredune. The beach was very clean, and we did not find anything unusual.


Temperature: 70 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 3.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 35. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 20. Playing in surf: 1. Playing in sand: 5. Sitting: 4. Other Activities: 2 driving, 3 on horses. 3 people were on horseback; fewer dogs [3] than we would have expected for the number of people; 3 ultralight aircraft and 2 helicopters flew over the beach [not counted in people total]; one dory offshore [not counted in people total]; lots of vehicle tracks from surf to foredune


Cars/trucks parking: 8. Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 1.

Notable Wildlife

pelicans offshore; gulls, raven, and shorebirds [only 2 loners]

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. common murre

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

A few dead sea nettles were on the beach.

Driftline Content

Driftline was essentially absent; overall, the beach was very clean.

Actions & Comments

Most of this mile is part of Bob Straub State Park.

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Mile 259

January 3, 2024

extreme cliff/dune erosion from recent King Tides

Linda Fink

Mile 259

December 16, 2023

It was a sunny and beautiful day at the coast.

Polaris Polaris

Mile 259

November 28, 2023

We were not able to walk the entire mile, but we could see down the beach.

Mike Weddle

Mile 259

October 12, 2023

This was the first trip for JGEMS for this beach with Jesse Jones from Coastwatch and Patricia McBride from the Oregon Coast Aquarium.


Mile 259

March 18, 2023

Overall a very clean and beautiful coastline.


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Mile 259

August 30, 2020

It was a pleasant, sunny day with well-separated groups of people--including young children--just relaxing on the beach.


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Mile 259

July 24, 2019

From my perspective on horseback, the beach looked in great shape and was being used by visitors just like a beach should be on a nice summer day.


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Mile 259

October 30, 2018

The beach was not as busy as I thought it would be on a pleasant Fall weekend--only 6 people on the beach.