Mile 193

Yachats Ocean Road Wayside, Yachats SP
Lincoln County

Latitude: 44.308824090020
Longitude: -124.108717449360
Vehicles:
  • Motor vehicle travel is prohibited from Yaquina Bay (44° 37.0374', Mile 215), southerly to the Lincoln County-Lane County line (44° 16.5774', Mile 190).
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Yachats Ocean Road Wayside, Yachats SP
Mile 193 Reports (21)

2018

November 23, 2018 - SKMacK

Cloudy day. No appreciable changes in erosion along along Yachats Ocean Road or Ocean View Drive. read more

August 2, 2018 - SKMacK

It was a cloudy/foggy morning with a misty drizzle that later cleared. Few people were out that early, although the previous afternoon there were 4 surfers, many cars in the parking areas and many people and dogs on the beach. Most of the erosion remains on Oceanview Drive, north of the Yachats...read more

April 23, 2018 - SKMacK

It was a beautiful sunny day. Very little wind. I did not notice any significant changes in extent of erosion along the road north and south of the river. Most appears to be occurring along Ocean View drive north of the Yachats River. 

I had some concerns about the safety of the...read more

January 4, 2018 - SKMacK

Day was mild, cloudy with intermittent rain, mild wind. Surf was higher than I've seen it. There were more logs and wood debris than usual at Yachats State Park. It seems as if there is more shore erosion occurring both north and south of the Yachats River, and south of...read more

2017

August 30, 2017 - SKMacK

Foggy morning. Only a few people were out walking. Extent of erosion along both Yachats Ocean Road and Ocean View Drive appears about the same.  

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May 5, 2017 - SKMacK

The day was cloudy, rainy, and sunny at various times. There was a lot more log debris than usual both north and south of the Yachats River. A fair number of Velella were on the beach, though not as much as in previous years. A dead, headless sea lion was...read more

  • Erosion along Yachats River where it enters ocean.
  • South of Yachats River looking south.
  • Looking north from Agate Cove.
  • Looking north from beach at Yachats State Park.
  • Looking S. from beach at Yachats State Park.
  • Looking N. toward end of mile 193
  • Looking south from north end of Mile 193
  • Dead sea lion and vultures.
  • Harbor porpoise.
  • Harbor porpoise-view 2.
  • Harbor porpoise-view 3
January 13, 2017 - SKMacK

Nothing significant to report even with the King Tide. The water may have been higher in the Yachats River than usual.read more

  • Looking north across river along Yachats Ocean Road

2016

June 24, 2016 - SKMacK

I noticed no significant changes in the shoreline or the amount of erosion threatening either Ocean View Drive north of the Yachats River or Yachats Ocean Road south of the river.read more

  • Looking north toward overlook at Yachats State Park.
  • Looking north toward end of mile 193
  • No new erosion of road since reinforcements were placed.
  • Looking south along Ocean View Drive from end of mile 193 at 7th street
  • Tree that fell many months ago is still there. Amount of erosion appears stable
  • Looking south toward Agate Cove
May 21, 2016 - Volunteer Coordinator

From Glen Olsen: I noticed a harbor seal pup at the end of Windy Way area. This is a newborn, with the umbilical cord still attached. Mom is probably grabbing a bite while the baby rests. Marine mammal stranding coordinator has been contacted.read more

  • newborn harbor seal pup resting on the rocks at the end of Windy Way, Yachats.
February 21, 2016 - SKMacK

South of Yachats River Bridge along Yachats Ocean Road another clump of vegetation has been eroded onto the beach at the same place a tree had fallen last year. Also, it appears that more erosion has occurred along Ocean View Drive to require some warning cones. Otherwise things look about...read more

  • New clump of eroded hillside at same location of last year's fallen tree along Yachats Ocean Road south of river.
  • View toward Agate Cove from first parking area on Yachats Ocean Road
  • Looking north toward Yachats along Yachats Ocean Road
  • Looking south toward Agate Cove along Yachats Ocean Road
  • Warning cones along Ocean View Drive on north side of river
  • Photo from overlook at Yachats State Park along Ocean View Drive north of river
  • Looking north from Yachats State Park along Ocean View Drive
  • looking north toward 7th street along Ocean View Drive
  • looking south from 7th street along Ocean View Drive north of river
  • Looking south from Ocean Overlook bluff just north of 7th street

2015

October 19, 2015 - SKMacK
The coastal erosion north and south of the Yachats River looks about the same. Finding of two dead sea mammals (?sea lions) was remarkable.read more
  • Looking north from Agate Cove toward town of YAchats.
  • Erosion seen from beach approaching mouth of Yachats River from the south
  • This mammal was seen walking north from Agate Cove.
  • This dead animal was seen closer to beach where the Yachats River empties into the ocean.
  • Erosion at overlook Yachats State Park.
  • Coastal erosion north of river affecting Ocean View drive
  • More erosion affecting Ocean View Drive
  • More erosion affecting road
  • Erosion of bluff looking toward end of mile 193
July 1, 2015 - SKMacK
The gradual erosion of the coast north and south of the Yachats River continues. I was unable to identify any major changes except for the placement of a barrier where a portion of Oceanview Drive broke off and the road and its center yellow line were moved inward.read more
  • Erosion of the beach below the overlook.
  • View of the overlook from the beach
  • Erosion of bluff north of the parking area
  • Looking north toward end of mile 193
  • View of eroded bluff and house and end of Mile 193 looking toward Yachats State Park.
  • Looking south from Oceanview Drive and 7th street.Note proximity of eroded bluff to the road.
  • This is where the road was breached and a barrier constructed. The road was moved inward-note the new yellow line.
  • Overview of erosion along Yachats Ocean Road south of Yachats River.
  • Another view of the beach from Yachats Ocean Road
  • Still looking north toward downtown Yachats, slightly north of Agate Cove. View from beach.
  • Eroded bluff and fallen tree just south of Yachats River near picnic area
April 1, 2015 - SKMacK
There seem to be more breaches in the bluff abutting both Ocean View drive north of the Yachats River Bridge, and Yachats Ocean Road south of the bridge. The paths down from the overlook at Yachats State Park are extensively eroded and slick although the stairs remain functional. A large...read more
  • Erosion below overlook.
  • View of erosion below overlook
  • Another view of erosion looking up toward parking area.
  • Tree has fallen town the bluff off Ocean View Drive.
  • Another view of fallen tree
  • More erosion of bluff along Ocean View Drive
  • South of bridge looking toward Agate Cove
  • Overview of beach at north end of mile 193 showing riprap.
  • Detail of breach in riprap
  • Detail of breath in bluff
January 1, 2015 - SKMacK
Mile 193 was fairly unchanged with usual areas of erosion. Bald eagle was seen on one of the Sitka Spruces souh of Yachats River.read more
  • Erosion next to Yachats Ocean Road looking north
  • Eagle resting on Sitka spruce
  • Just north of overlook at State Park
  • Riprap and erosion of bluff at north end of mile 193. Pretty much unchanged.

2014

August 20, 2014 - SKMacK
No significant changes in the amount of erosion of the shoreline or the amount of riprap at north end of mile 193. Yachats Ocean Road, Ocean View Drive, and the house at the north end of mile 193 have not yet washed into the sea.read more
May 19, 2014 - SKMacK
Overall the amount of erosion of the bluffs along both Yachats Ocean Road and Ocean View Drive looked about the same. It seems inevitable that the ocean will continue to encroach on the adjacent roads. A lot of rocks no longer have barnacles, mussels and other sea life, most likely...read more
  • same
  • looking north toward Yachats Inn. South of Yachats River
  • People climbing on rocks has likely caused a lot of the barnacles and mussels to be ground off the rocks
  • One of 4 dead starfish found on sandy beach where Yachats River empties into sea. Seeing this many dead starfish is unusual. This is only one with some of its integument eroded. Wasting syndrome?
  • Erosion of bluffs along Ocean View Drive and house precariously perched on cliff at end of Mile 193
  • Erosion along Ocean View drive is such that the road is being moved further inland away from the shore.
January 17, 2014 - SKMacK
Since September 2013 there has been more erosion of the shoreline along both Oceanview Drive, north of the Yachats River, and along Yachats Ocean Road South of the river. Pictures of this are attached and labeled. All photos were taken 1-17-2014.read more
  • from Agate Cove looking north
  • Notice the Landmark Inn, now closed, and the still inhabited house perched above the river.
  • This is same area as previous photo as seen from beach

2013

September 10, 2013 - SKMacK
This mile encompasses two beaches: north of the Yachats River along Ocean View Drive and south of the river along Yachats Ocean Road. There is extensive erosion of the bluff on both beaches, such that both roads have been affected. There are also boulders on the north end of mile...read more

2007

September 23, 2007 - [email protected]
There is still a lot of drift wood scattered on rocky and river sandy area's. Many have burn marks left from July 4th fires. The marine life observed appeared in good health.read more
June 18, 2007 - [email protected]
In general everything seems healthy. A little trash at Yachats State Park and down at the tidal area. Observed many footprints on sandy areas not cleansed by tide. This is not unusual for this time of year there are lots of visitors. There are paths from observation platform that encourage...read more
March 16, 2007 - [email protected]
Everything is in a similar condition as my last report. I did have a very unpleasant encounter with beach walker and his agressive dog that should have been on a leash.read more