Mile 11

Cape Ferrelo, Boardman SP, House Rock Creek
Curry County

Latitude: 42.106874913852
Longitude: -124.349759745540
Vehicles:
  • Motor vehicles are prohibited from Meyers Creek (42° 18.4422', Mile 23), southerly to the Oregon-California border (41° 59.9208', Mile 1).
Tides: NOAA Tide Predictions. Click on the station nearest to your location to see predicted tides in graphical and tabular formats.
Cape Ferrelo, Boardman SP, House Rock Creek
Mile 11 Reports (10)

2017

December 30, 2017 - sandy beach

It delighted me to see others sharing my love of mile 11. The Whale Watching signs brought them in. It's rare to see more than 2 cars at either House Rock or Cape Ferrelo view points. 10 cars and some 14 people parked at Cape Ferrelo December 30, including plates from...read more

March 12, 2017 - sandy beach

Most of mile 11's beach area isn't visited by many people. It's a bit steep so I rarely encounter anyone where sea meets land.Usually folks are walking the Coast Trail. Today was no exception. I forged on down the now very sloshy deer path and was surprised as I approached...read more

2014

March 23, 2014 - sandy beach
It was a calm, sunny day but my 3 family members and I were the only ones walking the rocky shore line of Mile 11. Once we came to the only stretch of sandy beach, we found a big wad of rope with 2 floats both bearing the numbers 18217...read more

2013

December 10, 2013 - sandy beach
Lots of folks visiting House Rock viewpoint recently. Late November to early December the whales were giving spectacular displays, flukes and all. Some people reported hearing their voices from shore but I wasn't so fortunate. One man said he'd been out on a boat near House Rock and counted 12...read more

2012

December 29, 2012 - sandy beach
It was another gorgeous day on mile 11. Sea lions bellowing from their usual spot near House Rock. Walking south on the Coast Trail I passed 6 people. Very high traffic. When I got to the parking lot at Cape Ferrelo - oh my gosh! The place was packed, no...read more
March 17, 2012 - sandy beach
There's an abundance of driftwood on many of our local Brookings area beaches. Having been gone for 2 months I noticed the difference but don't know if it was storm action or something else. A huge Firestone dozer tire 5-6 ft. in diameter now rests on the bit of beach...read more
  • dozer tire

2010

December 6, 2010 - sandy beach
Miles of personality. That's what occurred to me as I puzzled over my recent finds on mile 11. The day was gray but mild with barely a breeze from the south so I expected the balancing act it takes to cross the mostly rocky mini-beaches below the Coast Trail between...read more
March 6, 2010 - sandy beach
Today House Rock Creek forms an ever widening triangle on its way to the sea unlike its thin ribbon of summer. My mission to collect edible seaweeds while reporting on my mile is being thwarted as I realize this .5 tide is not exposing near the seaweeds of a really...read more

2009

November 14, 2009 - sandy beach
As the oystercatchers and surfbirds foraged among the recently exposed rocks of the receding tide gulls perched here and there. Since the "view restoration" the regrowth consists of many local natives: salal, grasses, coyote brush, huckleberry, etc. The sitka spruce sprouts I've watched are very dense in spots and some...read more

2008

December 6, 2008 - sandy beach
I observed a decomposing seal on one of the small difficult to access beach areas. My husband and I have seen 3 such bodies from Whaleshead to Lone Ranch recently. Finally, there was a large bundle of what appeared to be shoe sole material (because of the cut out patterns)...read more