Mile 194

Yachats, Adobe Inn, Smelt Sands Wayside
Lincoln County

Latitude: 44.319174989205
Longitude: -124.107029969780
  • 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, Adobe Inn, Smelt Sands Wayside
Mile 194 Reports (14)


August 3, 2022 - tietjenl

My Coastwatch began with a flyover by six brown pelicans just above the surf at the southern border of Mile 194! A warm, calm day. Enjoyed observing the usual tidepool animals as listed above. Also interesting to note was what I thought was a chiton and it's track in the more

May 17, 2022 - tietjenl

This Coastwatch walk started out with a fly by of 8 brown pelicans in line just above the surface of the water! Loved it! Gorgeous, sunny morning with almost no wind. Spent some time watching two purple shore crabs apparently fighting just below the level of the water. No more

April 13, 2022 - tietjenl

A welcome calm, partly sunny hour on Mile 194 amid what has been several days of hail, high winds and rain. Observed a group of 5 black oystercatchers and 2 additional single ones; a small feeding flock of surfscoters, one sea lion rolling around in the waves approximately 50yards out more

March 7, 2022 - tietjenl

Fun to see the spout of a whale just beyond the surf at the southern border of Mile 194 this morning! Enjoyed observing a group of striped shore crabs as they were feeding and dancing/hiding. A group of four black oystercatchers were quite vocal today! Only a small tote more


December 3, 2021 - tietjenl

Notably warmer weather this December than last year [no gloves or knit hat necessary]! Clear, mostly sunny afternoon after a 9.6ft high tide this morning around 11a. No obvious cliff/bluff erosion. More empty mussel shells than usual. And the great news is no litter other than one tennis ball! Enjoyed more

  • Dead Western Gull
  • Dead Western Gull
  • Gulls bathing in the run off from Agency Creek
September 15, 2021 - tietjenl

A wonderfully blustery, but sunny day! The waves looked enticing if you enjoy surfing! Walked the mile from south to north and didn't see any people until the Adobe. Found one dead bird just south of the Adobe [see picture]. Will use some resources to try to ID the dead bird. more

  • Dead bird Adobe
  • Dead seabird relative size to a size 9.5 shoe
  • Closer view of the dead bird
  • Purple asters looking out from the Adobe
  • Color contrast of pool and ocean
July 29, 2021 - tietjenl

It was cool and breezy and the fog bank limited visibility of the ocean much past the surf. But many people were out enjoying this special environment! Happy 50th Birthday Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition!read more

April 30, 2021 - tietjenl

A beautiful, peaceful morning on Mile 194 at a negative tide. Less marine litter collected than a few months ago. People were enjoying the trail, pebble shoreline and tidepools respectfully. No shoreline wildlife in apparent distress. No physical changes noted. read more

March 4, 2021 - tietjenl

A blustery day on the beach today. No concerns or significant changes noted, but as I'm new to CoastWatch, I'm still taking note of the normal baselines. I spotted one Black Oystercatcher on the south end of the mile. Also noted a pair of Killdeer at the north end. more

February 13, 2021 - tietjenl
  • Styrofoam debris
  • Adobe frontage
  • North toward Adobe
  • South from Adobe


May 23, 2017 - DepoeRena

I walked this mile in the early morning hours and only saw two people.  Tide was low, but incoming.  Light breeze and moderate inversion layer.  This shoreline is surprisingly free of litter.  Micro plastics may be found if one sifts through the sand.  The shoreline from Yachats SP to more

  • Dead sea lion
  • Bluff erosion near 2nd St
  • Bluff Erosion


November 28, 2016 - Volunteer Trainer

28 Nov 2016 Smelt Sands Beach, Yachats Oregon. NOT JTMD. Polystyrene filled concrete float washed onto beach in late morning. Broken on impact of beaching.  Remaining surfaces that had been below waterline were covered with, primarily, Balanus nubilus (up to 80 mm diameter) and Semibalanus cariusus. The more


February 2, 2009 - PhelpsPham
Beautiful, calm day a day after a very windy day. Saw some crows eating two dead fish, another rocky cove filled with foam, and found an unusual egg sac - most likely fish eggs. Very little human activity. Three joggers were on the 804 trail. None on the beach. more
  • Found near Adobe Inn on rocks.
  • not sure what this is?
  • Foam-filled rocky cove


October 19, 2008 - wallytina
Will try and send a photo next was a beautiful day with a nice group of people enjoying our coast trails and beaches.Everything was awesome.!!!read more