Mile 120

Sunset Bay, Squaw Island
Coos County

Latitude: 43.335654780163
Longitude: -124.378949368970
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.
  • 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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Sunset Bay, Squaw Island
Mile 120 Reports (17)

2018

October 6, 2018 - ronnijenni22

A lot of people have a good time on the beach...read more

August 4, 2018 - ronnijenni22
May 20, 2018 - ronnijenni22

A nice day at the beach. Lots of activity.read more

2017

January 21, 2017 - JohnnyCN

This area appeared to me to have been somewhat laid to waste by high waves along with rain which flooded the parking lots and, of course, the beach.  There were driftwood, rocks, high water and debris in the parking lots along with twenty or so hyper high school girls who, though unhappy...read more

January 11, 2017 - mzlizee

There's a lot of erosion at Sunset Bay beach.  The waves are crashing against the riprap in front of the parking lot at the beach, and where unprotected, the asphalt parking lot is being undermined.

Waves are crashing against the cliffs and boat ramp at the north end of the beach...read more

2016

December 13, 2016 - mzlizee

King Tide observation at Sunset Beach.

Seawater upto rock breakwater at beach.  Water has not reached the cement walk in front of the bathrooms.

Tidewater covering lower portion of the beach boat ramp.read more

2012

June 17, 2012 - LouiseW
This is the beach report for SCUUF. Five of us walked the mile. A high use beach with 121 people and nine dogs (80 walking, 5 playing in surf, 4 playing in sand, 4 sitting, 5 tidepooling, 2 surfing, 3 fishing and others at a wedding). Little trash for a...read more
March 11, 2012 - LouiseW
This report is being filed for South Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (SCUUF), who have adopted this mile. Two of us walked the mile. It was a windy day with threatening rain. We picked up some trash, mostly cans, candy wrappers and things that people have dropped. Kelp/algae, small rocks and...read more

2011

November 20, 2011 - LouiseW
Four of us from the UU Congregation did the walk today. Animal casings, kelp/algae, plastic pellets and very little trash in the driftline. Four Western Grebe and gulls. Thirty people walking (26),surfing (3) and sitting (2)Concerns are visible undermining of concrete under bathrooms and English Ivy growing along sea bluffs...read more
June 21, 2011 - SCUUFmile
Heavily used beach and picnic area with 300 people, walking, playing in the surf and sand, sitting, photographing, rockhunting, tidepooling, surfing, kayaking fishing and paddleboarding but no one on the trail. Shells, animal casings, Kelp/algae, wood, plastic pieces, land-based debris and Styrofoam in driftline. Four vultures at North Gulch camground.read more
May 22, 2011 - SCUUFmile
Typical nice day in May for one of the most special places on Oregon coast (Sunset Bay). Pileated Woodpecker, Wren Tits, Winter Wren, Song Sparrow were seen on the mile. About 65 people walking on the beach, playing in the sand or kayaking in the bay. Six dogs.read more
February 13, 2011 - wowunupo
A very light driftline. Twenty people on the beach walking and taking photographs. Four dogs. No notable wildlife.read more

2010

December 5, 2010 - wowunupo
This is the first official mile report from the South Coast Unitarian-Universalists since we gave up mile 128 and switched to mile 120. On mile 128, we were able to walk the entire one mile on the beach easily. Mile 120, at Sunset Bay has many portions not readily accessible,...read more

2008

January 13, 2008 - yogabigail
A beautiful sunny day where everyone was safely enjoying the coast! Kelp,shells, small rocks, wood pieces and land-based debris in driftline. Shorebirds moving in response to dogs. Geese in the air and on the water. Trails spruced up. Heavy human impact (48)- 15 walking, 13 playing in surf, 10 playing...read more

2007

September 17, 2007 - yogabigail
People out enjoying the beach with their pets and kids. A beautiful day and everyone had a happy grin breathing this fresh air and soaking up the sunshine. The walkway along the road is much more convenient than making a mad dash along that stretch of road. Shells, animal casings,...read more
June 28, 2007 - yogabigail
Looked good and people were really having a great time playing frisbee, jogging and swiming. Everyone looked respectful of our beautiful shoreline. We all had smiles on our faces, and the 2 dogs we saw were leashed. Heavy human impact (105)- 10 walking/jogging, 40 playing in surf, 45 playing in...read more
January 21, 2007 - yogabigail
Kelp/algae, shells, animal casings, eel grass and small rocks in driftline. Canadian Geese swimming in Sunset Bay, Western Gulls on shore. Landslide on side of bay. Tidal surge deposited stones on trail at south end of bay. Dead birds: 1 Western Grebe and 1 Scoter. Moderate human impact (11)-2 kayaking,...read more
  • Cape Arago Lighthouse as viewed from the south.
  • These climbers were violating Park rules by climbing on the cliff face and using a hammer to make holds.
  • This picture shows a new landslide on the south side of Sunset Bay.  Also shown is a kayaker on the bay.