- Motor vehicle travel is allowed at any time from the Dunes NRA boundary (43° 26.2074', Mile 130), southerly to the south jetty at Coos Bay (43° 21.1158', Mile 123).
- Motor vehicle travel is prohibited from May l through September 30 from approximately 500 feet north of Horsfall Beach Access (43° 27.3384', Mile 131) southerly to the Dunes NRA boundary (43° 26.2074', Mile 130).
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Mile 130 Reports (18)
December 18, 2009 - Larry PlewsMy first sighting of the shipwreck of the Helen E, probably on mile 128 or 127. This was a WW II submarine chaser, that was converted to a fishing boat (I think), that was grounded and burned in 1951. These ships were referred to as the "splinter fleet" as they...read more
December 14, 2009 - sandyrandy94Very quiet day on mile 130 with few birds (gulls) and no people. New sand deposits left beach smooth and clean from waterline to vegetation line. Very last one hundred yards of mile 130 still retained some logs and tree stumps. Shells, animal casings, kelp/algae and wood pieces in the driftline.read more
September 20, 2009 - sandyrandy94Clear and windy day. Large amount of shell casings on north end of 130 while middle part was fairly clean. Significant log debris and sharp cut in beach by ocean sand removal on last third of mile. Some shells and kelp/algae in the driftline. Moderate human impact (15)-3 playing in...read more
June 23, 2009 - sandyrandy94Beach was fairly clean with new sand covering logs near vegetation line. Shell/animal casings not in a heavy concentration. Some kelp/algae, styrofoam and ocean-based debris in driftline. One dead cormorant. Shorebirds moving in response to humans and dogs. Heavy human impact (20)-2 walking, 18 sitting-10 dogs. Beach sand increasing as...read more
May 7, 2009 - sandyrandy94
March 22, 2009 - sandyrandy94Heavy ocean action has brought a lot of wood debris to the beach along the mile. Some spots have more wood than others. Animal casings, kelp/algae and wood pieces in the driftline. Sharp drop-off of sand along the vegetation line. Low human impact (3)-fishing. Three dogs.read more
December 14, 2008 - sandyrandy94A lot of sand removed from beach and steep bluff at vegetation line. Old ship on mile 129 uncovered again. Wood pieces in driftline, and stumps and logs on beach. Low human impact (3)-walking with one dog.read more
September 16, 2008 - sandyrandy94Mile 130 looked very clean with new sand. North end down to last third was quite clean. Some log debris near vegetation line. Last third was much more filled with logs and shell casings. One small structure built from driftwood near the end of the mile. Small numbers of gulls...read more
July 2, 2008 - sandyrandy94New sand being deposited on parts of the beach, and other parts seemed to have lost sand. Beach was clean on the first third of walk coming from North. Southern part had more log debris and toward the end of Mile 130 there is extensive log and drift deposits. Part...read more
March 20, 2008 - sandyrandy94Shells and animal casings in driftline. Gulls on beach. Beach looked clean, with log debris on southern portion. Sharp breaks between water line and vegetation line has been filled in and storm damage covered over. All in all, almost pristine beach conditions. Low human impact (2)-2 on ATV in allowed...read more
December 16, 2007 - sandyrandy94Animal casings and wood pieces in driftline. Sanderlings on the beach. Erosion of the foredune. Low human impact (5)- 5 walking, 3 dogs.read more
August 14, 2007 - sandyrandy94Kelp/algae, shells and animal casings in driftline. One dead bird. Wave action created sharp bench about 300 feet from the vegetation line. Shipwreck that was exposed last winter is covered over by sand. Heavy human impact (25)-15 walking, 3 playing in surf, 5 playing in sand. 6 dogs.read more
April 21, 2007 - sandyrandy94Kelp/algae, shells, animal casings, wood pices, log debris and styrofoam in driftline. Beach fillin in with sand. Ship wreck mostly covered with sand. Low human impact (5)-riding ATV's in allowed area.read more
February 21, 2007 - sandyrandy94Since this mile is close to Horsfall parking, there is a lot of fishing and related activity. On better days there are more vehicles on the beach. Most of the litter seems to be from the ocean side and from ships at sea. Debris is mostly ropes and blocks of...read more