Mile 104

Bullards Beach west of the Campground
Coos County

Latitude: 43.149069922978
Longitude: -124.415639778060
Vehicles:
  • Motor vehicle travel is prohibited from the northerly beach access parking area at Bullards Beach State Park (43° 08.9484', Mile 104), southerly to north of China Creek (43° 04.3938', Mile 98), except as follows: Motor vehicles are allowed at any time on the ocean shore at the south jetty of the Coquille River between (43° 07.3566', Mile 102) and (43° 07.3398', Mile 102).
  • Motor vehicle travel is allowed at any time from Fivemile Point (43° 13.2228', Mile 109), southerly to the northerly beach access parking area at Bullards Beach State Park (43° 08.9484', Mile 104).
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Bullards Beach west of the Campground
Mile 104 Reports (30)

2013

June 20, 2013 - T-money
After finishing the walk and observing the family around their fire, I made my way to the park host/ranger station to report the illegal campfire. After introducing myself, I started to explain what was the concern, and in mid-sentence the ranger got a call from the other ranger that was...read more
  • South side of "no vehicles beyond this point" sign.
June 15, 2013 - Doug C
Calm slightly overcast day. Beach was relatively clean. From photo taken 3 years ago, sand elevation has risen about 8 feet based on my calculations at the "No Motor Vehicle" signpost. One dead Western Gull. Shells, animal casings and small rocks in the driftline. Fifteen people on the beach, 13...read more
  • Photo taken 4/28/2010 shows a near vertical post exposed about 21 feet. A new photo on 6/15/2013 shows a post exposed about 13 feet and tilted about 20 degrees. Slightly over 8 feet of sand has been deposited (or the post has settled).
March 18, 2013 - T-money
A chilly and windy day at the beach. Mostly cloudy with the sun trying to break through. Two vehicles in the parking lot upon arrival. A couple with a dog are north, walking towards the parking lot. Another couple passes me and does the same. Wind has eroded a once...read more
  • This photo was taken looking south on a part of the closed beach at Bullard's Beach.
March 4, 2013 - T-money
The weather was mostly cloudy with 10-14 mph winds. Later, changing to partly cloudy. Discovered an unusual floor mat that was pretty torn up and had mussels attached to it. No vegetation, had been newly washed up along the shoreline. Lots of driftwood closer to dunes. No mammals, birds, or...read more
  • This floor mat had mussels on it, indicating that it had been at sea for some time.  The design looks like it might have come from Japan.

2012

July 30, 2012 - beachnut
A cloudy but calm morning saw just me and a few gulls on the beach, while about 20 cormorants, a pelican and other gulls flew offshore. The human/dog ratio changed on the return trip though, but not the live critter count. Four dead baby Common Murres were in the high...read more

2011

January 30, 2011 - beachnut
Scads of people were out enjoying a calm, sunny January Sunday. Most were rock hunting, but two were on horses, two others walking, one sitting, three playing in the sand. Four large dogs were out and not on leashes. Not much wildlife, living or dead. A few gulls were hanging...read more

2010

November 7, 2010 - beachnut
No one else was out on this calm morning after two days of extremely high surf--at least when we started north. Erosion of the dune area was very noticeable north of the parking lot at Bullards Beach, and there was an unusually dense collection of driftwood and logs just south...read more
July 17, 2010 - beachnut
The wind was brisk, but the sun was shining,and we had the beach to ourselves practically the whole outing. Lots of stones and some agates were strewn along large stretches of my mile and beyond. Most of the logs of winter have either moved on or been buried by the...read more
April 25, 2010 - Doug C
This was a walk on the northern 2/3rds of the mile from the Bullards Beach parking lot due west of the campground. Beautiful calm day. Five people (2 dogs) were out walking. Heavy erosion of "No Vehicle" sign and vegetated foredune noted by 'beachnut' earlier was photographed. Estimated 10 feet...read more
  • Person is 5'6".  Estimated erosion from previous visit is 10 feet.
  • Trails leading up to the top of the foredune were completely gone.  Estimated erosion is 10-15 feet.
April 14, 2010 - beachnut
Eight people and 1 unleashed dog were out on my mile this overcast morning. The people were mostly rock hunting. High surf and west winds brought in an abundance of litter, much of it glass and plastic bottles. The grassy dunes between the northern beach access off the parking lot...read more
February 28, 2010 - beachnut
Only two other people were out at 7 a.m. with me: rockhunting in a dicey surf resulting from the Chilean earthquake/tidal wave situation more than 24 hours earlier. Wildlife was scarce: only one gull that I startled from the tideline.Non-living entities were abundant in the form of lots more logs...read more
January 25, 2010 - beachnut
Only one other person (beachcombing) was out on my mile today several hours after high tide, but that's not surprising. Surf advisories were out and the swells were running at least 16 feet. Consequently, the waves were still coming in to the base of the dunes at times, spewing foam...read more

2009

December 21, 2009 - beachnut
At last, a break in the rain and wind occurred. I took advantage of it even though the tide was high and the surf was running way up the beach. No worries. Also absent was any wildlife: no birds, no seals, no people. That was unusual for this popular beach...read more
November 22, 2009 - beachnut
High surf and screaming winds occurred the night before my beach walk. They took a high toll on seabirds along my mile and into mile 105: 15 (12 Northern Fulmar, 2 Western Grebe & 1 cormorant). There might even have been more, but thick foam obscured the tideline. Those I...read more
  • dead, unbanded Northern Fulmar; 12 others of the same kind were in the high tideline on mile 101 and into mile 102.
  • High surf damage along much of the mile was evident. This segment was several hundred yards north of the big Motor Vehicles Prohibited sign.
April 14, 2009 - beachnut
There was not much human or animal activity on this stretch on this blustery morning. However, that did not stop an ATV operator coming south from Whiskey Run access. This person went several yards beyond the MOTOR VEHICLES PROHIBITED sign, which I'm sure he/she "didn't see."Otherwise, there are many logs...read more

2008

December 31, 2008 - beachnut
Only one other person was out of my mile today, though it was a pleasant beach-walking time. Unfortunately it was also attractive for atv operators, one of which I encountered in the flesh. He was not fazed by my telling him atvs are not allowed on this stretch and continued...read more
December 10, 2008 - beachnut
There wasn't much to see or report on this sunny but chilly morning. Two walkers came in from the campground, and two others were resident-regulars. For some reason there was a noticeable amount of rope and plastic debris, which I removed.The sea was fairly calm. Several sanderlings fed in the...read more
July 31, 2008 - beachnut
A glorious, sunny, almost-windless day at the beach. The only complaint was a churned up beach caused by 4 horses to-ing and fro-ing. Wildlife was not evident, apart from one gull flying offshore. Green slimy foam was coming in on the tide. Not much litter for a change. two driftwood...read more
April 1, 2008 - beachnut
The only development of note is a very large sign prohibiting vehicles from going south of it on the beach. The sign is attached to a steel i-beam embedded in the high-tide area perhaps a quarter of a mile north of the beach parking lot. This one's chance of survival...read more
January 13, 2008 - beachnut
There is much dune erosion in my mile and one beyond. The water from the high tides, pacific storms and surf advisories has encroached well into the dunes, leaving exposed beachgrass roots and numerous logs and other debris above the normal water line. Ocean-borne litter is abundant; I removed 1...read more

2007

December 7, 2007 - beachnut
The pitch of the beach (about 20 degrees) and the heighth of the tides are moving the accumulated logs from the dune base. Some are tossed inland; others out to sea or wherever. There will be at least two nonexistent beach areas at stormy high tides; at the southern end...read more
November 20, 2007 - beachnut
It's beginning to look a lot like winter on the beach now, apart from the usual northerly winds. The high tides are lapping at the dune base in the usual areas and the terrain is leveling out. Four dead immature gulls. Gulls and pelicans flying offshore. Sanderlings foraging in the...read more
October 23, 2007 - beachnut
A perfect day, a perfect beach. Sanderlings in surfline. Gulls on beach. Moderate human impact (9)- 6 walking and 3 sitting. Two dogs.read more
September 15, 2007 - Doug C
We visited this mile as part of the SOLV Beach Cleanup. This section was fairly clean. Small amount of plastic bags and bottles were found (5 lbs) and removed mostly from high dunes below the beachgrass. Surfline was relatively free from non-natural debris. Kelp/algae, shells, animal casings, small rocks, wood...read more
September 13, 2007 - beachnut
Small rocks and wood pieces in the driftline. Two groups of pelicans flying north over the waves. Gulls at the surfline. An unidentified raptor on the beach. For a change, little litter from shore or sea was observed on this stretch. The mile continues to be underpopulated by humans, odd...read more
August 9, 2007 - beachnut
The campground was full so it was surprising so few people were at the beach on this windless morning. Litter continues to be a problem, mostly in the area just over the dune from the parking lot because that is where people hang out. Most of what I removed, however,...read more
June 6, 2007 - beachnut
Kelp/algae, small rocks and styrofoam in the driftline. Few shorebirds, crows and gull on dry sand. 1 dead Common Murre and 1 dead gull. There was not much activity -- human or otherwise -- on this intermittently rainy morning. Low human impact (2)-1 walking and 1 rockhunting. 1 dog. The...read more
May 23, 2007 - beachnut
It was a glorious morning to walk the beach, but apart from me there were only four others out enjoying it -- and three of them didn't walk that far. There appears to be less litter coming in from the sea, perhaps because there have been no storms lately to...read more
May 13, 2007 - beachnut
Plastic litter from the sea, mostly, was obvious. Northerly winds are blowing sand that is starting to cover the winter accumulation of logs and debris, but these are still visible at this point. Baby crab carcasses in the driftline. Sanderlings and crows feeding at surfline and moving in response to...read more

2005

December 22, 2005 - D Brittain
Virgin sand with large driftwood logs against foredunes. Low human impact (0). 1 gull in flight.read more