Mile 110

Merchants Beach, Seven Devils State Wayside
Coos County

Latitude: 43.231139992662
Longitude: -124.393579978800
  • 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 (39)


June 18, 2022 - skimmer

A foggy morning with lots of happy wildlife.  One dead skate just south of Merchant more

March 17, 2022 - skimmer

It appears the sand used to cover the sandbags is washing away.  Our local pair of bald eagles put on a great more


June 26, 2021 - skimmer

I noticed the bright white color near the bluff through the very thick fog while walking at the waters edge.  Upon closer observation saw the sandbags and trail work so I returned the next day to take some pics.  Also, there is a disconnected more

April 18, 2021 - skimmer


May 23, 2020 - skimmer

Looking forward to the day no vehicles are allowed to drive on the beach.

The one good thing about the new Sheep Ranch golf course is the abatement of some gorse on the more

March 16, 2020 - skimmer

Nothing unusual to report, not even much garbage to pick more


March 16, 2019 - skimmer

Quite a few people and dogs enjoying the beach even though it wasn't a particularly warm sunny day.

Unusual things I noticed were:  One headless pinniped carcass.  New gorse slide from the top of the more

January 1, 2019 - billberg

It was a beautiful 1st day of the New Year!!! Collected about 1/3 bag of trash (water bottles, small pieces of styrofoam, small broken plastic pieces, plastic bags, rope, mesh bag, canvas tote bag from VA Administration, and one car tire). Quiet day. read more

  • Tire we carried 2/3 mile. Good exercise!


December 19, 2018 - skimmer

No humans or dogs were on the beach while I was there.  Only a few sanderlings and gulls -visibility was pretty limited.  Plenty of cut gorse at the base of the bluff.  Big storms of late left the beach quite more

November 10, 2018 - billberg

Since this is my first mile report, please tell me what more I can write that will be significant. I have added photos of the sea lion and the more

  • Beached jelly fish
  • carcass of unknown mammal


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 more

April 21, 2017 - skimmer


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 more


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 more


October 11, 2014 - skimmer
High tides were keeping the beach fairly 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 more


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 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 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 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 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 more


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 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 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 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 more


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, 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 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 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 more


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
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 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 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 more


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 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)- 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 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 more