Report Details

This was my first time on my mile in quite a while.  It looked in good shape, with lots of sand and a gently sloping foredune that did not show any signs of recent erosion.  I observed one vehicle and a few people as well as tracks of vehicles, dogs, and horses. The driftline was light.  The only wildlife was a few gulls on the beach and one deer on the backside of the foredune.  All in all, it was just a pleasant late-summer walk on the beach.


Temperature: 55 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: W. Tide Level: 2.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 7. Walking or running: 6. Sitting: 1. More cars than people. I assume some walked beyond the mile--probably to the end of the Nestucca spit. I saw lots of vehicle tracks as well as some dog and horse tracks.


Cars/trucks parking: 10. Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 1.

Notable Wildlife

A few gulls and one deer on the east side of the foredune.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces.

New Development

Nothing noted (most of the mile is in Straub SP).

Man-made Modifications

Nothing noted

Natural Changes

Nothing noted.

Actions & Comments

The beach and foredune looked in good shape. Lots of sand on beach, and the ocean side of the foredune was gently sloping and lots of beach grass growing on it.

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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.