Mile 110

Merchants Beach, Seven Devils State Wayside
Coos County

Latitude: 43.231139992662
Longitude: -124.393579978800
Vehicles:
  • Motor vehicle travel is prohibited from south jetty at Coos Bay, (43° 21.1158', Mile 123) southerly to Fivemile Point (43° 13.2228', Mile 109), except as follows:
    (A) Motor vehicles are allowed at any time on the ocean shore at the south jetty of Coos Bay (43° 21.0990', Mile 123), southerly to (43° 21.0036', 124° 20.4822', Mile 123);
    (B) Motor vehicles are allowed at any time on the ocean shore at the north end of the Sunset Bay State Park (43° 20.0880', Mile 120) for the purpose of boat launching.

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Merchants Beach, Seven Devils State Wayside
Mile 110 Reports (29)

2017

October 24, 2017 - RebeccaMC
June 18, 2017 - TRBishop

Quite a few out enjoying the beautiful Father's Day. Nothing out of the ordinary to report, except the coast trail at the southern section of the mile is now overgrown and unpassable about half way up the hill.read more

April 21, 2017 - skimmer

2016

September 25, 2016 - TRBishop

The Coast Trail access near the southern edge of Mile 110 is overgrown, and the trail is nearly inaccessible, and probably will be next year due to vegetation, gorse encroachment, and natural erosion. I don't know who has maintained the trail in the past, but it's in major need of...read more

2015

July 8, 2015 - TRBishop
Great summer day; was surprised by the total lack of birds; I'm guessing it might have been due to the Coast Guard helicopter that arrived about the same time I did, and was there doing their practice rescue maneuvers when I left 3 1/2 hours later.I have a four hour...read more

2014

October 11, 2014 - skimmer
High tides were keeping the beach fairly clean.read more
February 3, 2014 - skimmer
A beautiful February day. The driftline was really high after the recent King Tides. There were big piles of kelp, but a seemingly small amount of driftwood.read more

2013

November 13, 2013 - skimmer
A gorgeous fall day. Just four people walking on the shoreline. One dead gull observed.read more
September 1, 2013 - TRBishop
A beautiful Labor Day weekend late summer day - a put your feet in the water sort of day. Shorebirds moving in response to people. Seventeen people walking with eight dogs walking on the beach. White pickup truck driving around mouth of Merchant Creek at Seven Devils Wayside with many...read more
August 16, 2013 - whiskeydevil
Very nice afternoon. Very calm for a summer afternoon! Shells, animal casings, kelp/algae, small rocks and wood pieces in the driftline. Two people walking with two dogs. No one driving on the beach.read more
August 16, 2013 - skimmer
Just a beautiful afternoon on the beach dampened only by a dead pelican and six other small shorebirds. Kelp/algae and small rocks in the driftline. Nine people on the beach, eight walking and one rockhunting. Two dogs.read more
June 8, 2013 - skimmer
Just a gorgeous morning, and no one else on the beach yet. The Bald Eagle sunning at five mile point was awesome, and then a gull pestered it as it flew north. The beach was quite clean with very little human evidence. Just small rocks in the driftline.read more
May 5, 2013 - TRBishop
I planned to access the mile from the Oregon Coast Trail access on Toyko Ln. A new locked gate and Private Property sign have been placed on the road, with no signage depicting the trail. Also, there is now no safe place to park to access the trail, so I...read more

2012

December 29, 2012 - skimmer
What a beautiful day, but the seas were rough and high. There was a lot of driftwood and other natural as well as unnatural debris. I also observed a small landslide, just enough to bury some gorse-temporarily of course. Shells, kelp/algae, small rocks, wood pieces in driftline. Nine people on...read more
November 23, 2012 - skimmer
It was a beautiful and amazingly calm Thanksgiving day at the beach. Given the recent storm activity the beach was really clean. Shells, kelp/algae, small rocks and wood in the driftline. One dead gull. Eight people and two dogs walking on the beach.read more
September 8, 2012 - skimmer
This one mile stretch seemed particularly clean. Shells, animal casings, kelp/algae in driftline. One small dead salmon shark and one dead gull. Three people walking on the beach with one seriously collecting driftwood and stones.read more
February 5, 2012 - TRBishop
A beautiful sunny, warm Super Bowl Sunday - way too nice to stay inside and watch the game. Eleven other people and five dogs joined me on the beach. Three people were panning for gold. Erosion of the foredune. Remarkable the amount of erosion that has occurred in the 30+...read more

2008

September 1, 2008 - BH
Visited the mile on Labor Day morning and found many folks and dogs enjoying the beach and water. Weather was warm and sunny with little wind. People tend to cluster around Seven Devils Wayside and very few walk the beach. Sign of the times? Beach was clean of debris, had...read more
June 18, 2008 - BH
Beach was clean and almost litter free. Very few people (7)-5 walking and 2 sitting) on the beach at this time of day which is the most pleasant time as there is little wind. Noticed very few birds and no mammals. Shells, animal casings, kelp/algae, small rocks, wood and ocean-based...read more
June 8, 2008 - TRBishop
I began with the intention to hike the Oregon Coast Trail at the access point on Tokyo Lane that borders on the line between mile 109 and 110. I found the access unaccessible due to a recently installed locked gate with fencing on either side. There was no trace of...read more
  • New fenced-in trail going west from Tokyo Ln., eventually joining the old trail that descends the bluff to Merchants beach.
March 22, 2008 - BH
A nice day to be on the beach between storms. Beach clean and almost litter free. Did not notice any gulls or other birds during my entire time on the beach. Thought this was a little strange. Noticed severe erosion on beach bluffs and many rocks being swept into the...read more

2007

September 16, 2007 - BH
Great day to be on beach. Little wind and warm temperatures. Normal amount of kelp/algae, large number of crab casings and clam shells, small rocks and wood pieces. Many gulls roosting and feeding near surfline unconcerned about nearby human activity. Much more water drainage across beach from headlands indicating more...read more
June 20, 2007 - BH
Kelp/algae, shells, small rocks and wood pieces in driftline. Foraging shorebirds at surfline and moving in response to humans. Erosion of bluff and vegetated foredunes. Beach was at low tide which provided access to wide,flat,sandy beach. Almost no litter was observed. Many tide pools and rocks exposed but not visited...read more
March 17, 2007 - BH
A great way to spend Saturday afternoon on the southern Oregon Coast walking your Coastwatch mile. The beach was at almost low-tide and was uncommonly clean of debris and litter. Only observed very small amount of plastic litter but did find portion of damaged rowboat washed in from ocean --possibly...read more
March 3, 2007 - TRBishop
Shells, animal casings and styrofoam in driftline. Erosion of vegetated foredune. Paved path and picnic fire ring removed and reseeded and new stairs constructed to creek and beach at Seven Devil's Wayside. A visitor removed a bag of plastic containers from the beach. New house built at 110.2 Ship wreck...read more

2006

December 16, 2006 - BH
Foraging shorebirds moving in reponse to humans. Kelp and small rocks in driftline. Very little driftwood. One dead Western Gull. Sand removed from beach and leveled. Moderate erosion on bluffs and rock faces. Foredune eroded. Clumps of gorse on beach. Evidence of wave overtopping. 2 auto tires, some crab pot...read more
October 4, 2006 - BH
Kelp, shells, crab castings, small rocks and wood pieces in driftline. Foraging shorebirds moving in response to humans. 2 automobile tires and small amounts of litter on beach. 3 dead Common Murre, one small (3ft) dead grey/white shark. 8-10 small (3-10 inch) jellyfish on beach. Low human impact (6)- 2...read more
September 10, 2006 - TRBishop
Foraging shorebirds, carcass (bones only) of sea lion or seal in surf. Visible retreat of bluff. Moderate human impact (6)- walking, sitting and panning for gold. Concerned about litter.read more
June 24, 2006 - TRBishop
One dead California sea lion. Major retreat of bluff and headline at Mile 110.3. Foraging seabirds. Moderate human impact (6)- walking and playing in surf.read more