Mile 131

Horsfall Beach, Oregon Dunes NRA
Coos County

Latitude: 43.456604969643
Longitude: -124.276739913400
Vehicles:
  • 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).
  • Motor vehicle travel is allowed at any time from approximately one mile south of the Tenmile Creek estuary (43° 32.9232', Mile 137), southerly to approximately 500 feet north of Horsfall Beach Access (43° 27.3384', Mile 131).
Tides: NOAA Tide Predictions. Click on the station nearest to your location to see predicted tides in graphical and tabular formats.
Horsfall Beach, Oregon Dunes NRA
Mile 131 Reports (16)

2017

May 18, 2017 - JohnnyCN

Today was a very warm, sunshiny day with little wind.  The mellow weather seemed to have brought out mellow people and their mellow dogs.  People who had dogs were walking them; children were playing at the edge of the surf.  An eventless, but very nice day at the beach.read more

January 27, 2017 - JohnnyCN

When I arrived for my walk, there was a limited area of beach to walk on.  By the time I left, the waves were sweeping clear up to the foredune in many places and there was no beach to walk on at all.  Due to the height of the tide, I...read more

2014

December 31, 2014 - thunderhead
On the last day of the year, the full sun, light wind and low tide in late afternoon made for a beautiful day at Horsfall Beach. About a dozen of us wandered, and a half dozen ATVs headed south with lights at dusk. Sadly, a California sea lion lay dead...read more
March 27, 2014 - thunderhead
On the Oregon SOLVE day, there was good turnout but not much to collect, at least at Horsfall Beach. It seems that sand moved onshore during the last major storm, and buried whatever debris was on the beach. The dunes had caved onto the beach in spots. Some people left...read more
  • Erosion of coastal dunes after major storm.

2013

January 2, 2013 - thunderhead
We saw the calm after the storm...there were many logs, kelp and wood debris on the beach against the foredune, which had collapsed in places. Shells, animal casings, kelp/algae, small rocks, wood, ocean-based debris and Styrofoam in driftline. No animals, no birds, happy people a-plenty (13 people walking and 4...read more

2012

September 21, 2012 - thunderhead
Lovely warm day at the beach. I was happy to find minimal litter, easily fit into a plastic grocery bag. The water was an inviting deep green. I saw a large ship leave the Coos jetty and make an amazing fast turn south, leaving its tugboats behind. Shells, animal casings,...read more

2011

June 22, 2011 - thunderhead
Lovely calm day at low tide. Beach was quite empty of wood or debris. Small shell deposits periodically and nice hydraulics at sandbars. Very little garbage! Beach looked good. Sand being deposited against foredunes. Osprey flew overhead with a fresh catch. Broke stems of thistle on beach access path, to...read more

2010

September 10, 2010 - thunderhead
Lovely day on the beach. Low tides are the best! Shells, animal casings, small rocks, wood pieces, land- and ocean-based debris, Styrofoam, 3 ft. long plastic pipe and a tire on rim in the driftline. Three gulls on beach, and small shorebirds flying south. One dead Western Gull. Sand deposition...read more
June 22, 2010 - thunderhead
Lovely low-tide day at the beach! High groundwater evidenced by the outflow of water at points above the surf, only visible during low tide. Waves were low. Lots of folks around (26)-walking, playing in the sand, kite-flying and horseback riding. . Not much sign of any campfires or trash on...read more
March 31, 2010 - thunderhead
Uneventful. No significant changes.read more
January 19, 2010 - thunderhead
There was more sand on the beach than two months earlier as the iron ship at the Horsfall beach access point was buried again except for a 2 ft spike. Much groundwater moving out of the sand and toward the water, midway up the beach. a sandbar was visible south...read more

2009

September 19, 2009 - thunderhead
With a minus tide, the beach view was spectacular.Due to Saturday morning rains, visible fresh water was flowing at the same elevation midway up the beach on a horizontal line several hundred feet in width. Some driftwood, not much kelp.ATV tracks kept north of 'Motor Vehicle ProhibitedSign at Horsfall'. Beach...read more
July 5, 2009 - thunderhead
The beach has more sand against the bluff.There were alot more people this trip (41-walking, 2 playing in sand and others driving on allowed beach), and I collected only two bags of trash. There really wasn't much more to collect, pretty clean being as it the Sunday after the Fourth...read more
March 21, 2009 - thunderhead
There was alot of trash on the beach. I removed some and the SOLV work party on March 28th removed alot. The logs and debris pile up at any indentation to the shoreline, especially to the north halfway to 10 Mile Creek. Thanks to the folks with ATVs who helped...read more
January 3, 2009 - thunderhead
This visit was made shortly after a big storm.I expected to find more storm evidence on the beach but did not. I guess it all was washed away or just not captured on this beach.However, the shoreline in general was very steep,in fact the main access to the beach from...read more

2008

October 18, 2008 - thunderhead
This Coast Watch orientation hike was unusual in the discovery of a Bullseye Puffer fish, normally found in warmer waters, and an ailing California sea lion. The wreck of the Sajameco, a 324 foot Steel Steamer (3542 tons)built in 1920 was partly visible just at the Horsfall Beach access point...read more
  • small dark fish with large beak