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Lots of rockhounds today, calm conditions. There is insufficient garbage recepticles in the parking area.


Temperature: 48 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 5.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 45. Number of dogs: 10. Walking or running: 33. Sitting: 3. Photography: 2. Surfing: 3. Kayaking: 2. Other Activities: 1 Paddle boarding. Dog poop station overflowing. Two surveyors were surveying the parking lot on behalf of Oregon Parks who is considering modifying the parking areas.


Cars/trucks parking: 46.

Notable Wildlife

200+ brown pelicans, 1 whale, 3 oystercatchers, 2 sea lions

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass. sea grass

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Mile 281

October 31, 2023

Lots of rockhounds today, calm conditions.


Mile 281

July 3, 2023

Live Octopus at Tunnel Beach.

Mile 281

November 13, 2021

A beautiful November fall day at Oceanside Beach, weather was mostly sunny and comfortable.


Mile 281

September 11, 2021

Weather was very pleasant which made for an enjoyable September day doing a Coastwatch mile.


Mile 281

June 17, 2021

Overall the beach was very clean, did not see any trash or plastic.


Mile 281

February 6, 2021

Debris from landslide now cleared and tunnel is accessible again.


Mile 281

December 19, 2020

I'm filing this report because of the big landslide on the south end of the Oceanside Tunnel.


Mile 281

December 9, 2020

Landslide that occurred on Dec 5 has covered most of south entrance from Oceanside Beach to the manmade tunnel under Maxwell point.