Mile 106

Bullards Beach, west of Fahys Lake
Coos County

Latitude: 43.175225143257
Longitude: -124.405290412650
Vehicles:
  • 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 Fahys Lake
Mile 106 Reports (21)

2016

January 15, 2016 - amyfra

Although there are signs of some erosion of dune, it is not bad. There is significantly less erosion than the miles south of Mile 106. There is a tremendous amount of driftwood and logs up against the dune, and in some place washed up on the dune.read more

2015

April 12, 2015 - amyfra
Very little debris of any kind on the beach. A young sea lion(1 yr. oldish) lying on beach at surf. Appeared a bit thin and lethargic. At 145 post north of Bullards Beach parking area. Will check tomorrow to see if still there and condition.No sign of people or evidence...read more
January 13, 2015 - amyfra
There was a good deal of trash this time. Mostly plastic bottles, some styrofoam and a couple of glass bottles. Nice flat beach. Evidence of wood removal, chainsawing, and truck tire tracks and spot where truck must have been stuck.read more

2014

December 7, 2014 - amyfra
Very quiet and clean beach today. One large group of sanderlings feeding where seasonal creek runs into ocean, along with a few gulls. Garbage had been collected in ocean debris bags and set at dunes above hightide line for state park to collect, therefore very minimal garbage on beach. Beach...read more
October 27, 2014 - amyfra
There were a greater number of dead birds on the beach after Saturday's storm. Unfortunately a large number of dead pelicans at the high tide line. From the 3 mile walk from Bullards parking area I counted 17 dead pelicans. This is the highest concentration of dead pelicans that I...read more
June 23, 2014 - amyfra
There was avery high concentration of by the wind sailor jellyfish at the high tide driftline. Also a good number of baby shrimp. See photosread more
  • By-the-wind sailors in driftline
May 18, 2014 - amyfra
This stretch of beach was quiet as always. I saw no animals or birds along this mile today. The beach has built up considerably with sand. Quite a bit more garbage than last month.read more
April 1, 2014 - amyfra
Very quiet. Large expanse of flat beach. High tide has reached dune but no signs of erosion. More garbage than last month. My gas tank was broken into and gas cap removed while car was parked at parking area.read more
February 23, 2014 - amyfra
I went back to mile 106 this morning to check out the status of ill sea lion. Again I saw no evidence of an injury. The animal was in the same location, no evidence in the sand that it had attempted moving. Will update Jim Rice of the Marine Mammal...read more
February 22, 2014 - amyfra
It was a beautiful day at Mile 106. The beach was very clear of litter. An average amount of driftwood. Very little evidence of any human activity. Sad to see the young sea lion perishing. I stayed a good distance away to not disturb or stress it further.read more
January 13, 2014 - amyfra
Very quiet and secluded. Tide was high but still exposed beach for walking. Evidence of high tides last week reaching dunes but no erosion. Moderate amount of driftwood and kelp piles. Flocks of sanderlings traveling north and south. A small amount of garbage, plastic bottles and rope. Quite a few...read more

2013

November 7, 2013 - amyfra
It was a very overcast, calm day. A very high tide had the driftline about 30 feet from dunes. There was a great deal of decomposing kelp, now lightly covered with sand in most areas. Also, a great many holdfast rocks on the beach. The driftline had a lot of...read more
June 22, 2013 - amyfra
There was very little change or activity along this mile. Only one person was seen. There was a very high concentration of small dead crabs, possibly they were casings. Kelp/algae, plastic pellets and ocean-based debris in driftline. One dead gull. Tire tracks indicated a vehicle had been on the beach...read more
May 20, 2013 - amyfra
I encountered no human activity during my walk on mile 106. There were tire tracks in the sand that looked to be a couple of days old, washed out in places by the tide. There was less litter and driftwood than last month. Also a good deal more sand which...read more
  • A very high concentration all along the driftline of mile 106.
  • Considerably less driftwood against dunes than last month
April 14, 2013 - amyfra
This is a flat mile of shoreline with a short rise into the dunes. There is very little evidence of activity, tire tracks or footprints. A great deal of driftwood at the high tide line. The creek at south end of 107 was running moderately and very clear. There is...read more

2010

September 22, 2010 - Foggy
The carcass of a humpback whale washed up here, September 1. According to a 9/3 Coos Bay World article, it "may be the same one that became tangled in commercial crab pot lines off the Washington Coast... in May". The carcass is about 2.8 miles south of the Whisky...read more
  • There's not much to see, or even much to smell -- just a big pile of blubber. It'll be interesting to check here in a year or so to see what's left.

2009

February 15, 2009 - Doug C
Cool calm day in the middle of President's weekend. Human activity seemed high for this mile, six in four active vehicles. Other vehicle tracks indicated heavy prior usage. Two vehicles disturbed shorebirds. Foredune erosion observed and heavy logs were high on the beach. Lots of razor clam shells in the...read more

2008

October 13, 2008 - Doug C
Beautiful day, 10 mph northerly winds and sunshine. There were numerous piles of Bull Kelp, probably from the early October storms. Sanderlings, Dunlins, Black Turnstones and Short-billed Dowitchers virtially eliminated the insect populations near the piles. A driftwood structure was enhanced. Found and reported evidence of recent fires in the...read more
  • This structure had been partially disassembled in our last visit, but has been rebuilt.  Fire evidence was greater and trash was more extensive.
  • 2006-07 Permit #96210, Tier #500, Tag #425
May 26, 2008 - Doug C
Cloudy day and calm winds. Beach was relatively clean. A few individual kelp were at the tide line along with the usual shells, crabs bits, small rocks and wood pieces. Wildlife absent except for one Sanderling. Erosion of vegetated foredune. Human activity low (3)-1 walking and 2 in vehicle in...read more
  • From the northern half of the mile.  Most of the dunes were unaffected.
  • Driftwood structure on the southern end of the mile previously shown in a mile report was demolished sometime after Jan. 1, 2008 and a fire was started in the driftwood pile as shown in the foreground of the photo.
January 1, 2008 - Doug C
Great way to start the New Year. After the recent severe storms, the beach was relatively clean. Logs and debris were high near the foredune but not much different in quantity from our earlier visit. Dune erosion was not evident. Wildlife was scarce, just a few birds (Killdeer and Western...read more

2007

October 13, 2007 - Doug C
This was our inaugural trip on our adopted mile. Since no reports had previously been filed, we came with camera, notepad, trash bags and provisions. We approached from the south at Bullard's beach, still nearly a 2-mile trek before getting to our mile and stopped within sight of Cut Creek...read more
  • Approximate 10x10 shelter with door, interior shelf, and roof ribbing for tarp.
  • Rear of shelter is at the top of the photo, rusted water heater-sized cylinder at the bottom.
  • Dead Northern Fulmar at the surfline.  Only dead bird observed.
  • Possibly Yellow Sand Verbena, but this was about the only one of these seen besides the beachgrass.