- 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).
Half of mile 195 is on the 804 trail. During the covid crisis, I have been avoiding that portion, which tends to be crowded with visitors not wearing masks or keeping a safe distance. But I braved it to walk with my dog Westly, in celebration of his tenth birthday....read more
It was the best day in quite a while for trail and beach walking--warm and dry. Most of the hikers were on the 804 trail, which is closed at stairs above the beach at Starr Creek. Some hikers were walking down the rocks along the side of the stairs, but...read more
It was a lovely, calm day for a beach walk with my dog Westly. Many other vsitors were enjoying the 804 trail and the beach north of Starr Creek. The driftline was free of human debris, but there were numerous crab molts. There was no activity of concern to report.read more
It was a lovely, calm day for a beach walk. The beach was as clean as I have ever seen it. The only marine life present included a few broken shells and beach hoppers. There was no human debris, as though SOLVE had just been through. One change noted was...read more
Many visitors were enjoying this coast walk in spite of warm, light rain. It was difficult to access the beach from the 804 trail because of a seasonal stair closing. I went up to the highway to bypass this point on the way back. The beach was washed clean of...read more
It was a pleasant fall day for a beach walk with my canine companion, Westly. He helped me with the only unusual finds, a series on dead birds on the drift line, most probably Murres. They will likely be gone with the next high tide. Most of the visitors seen...read more
It was a wonderful day for a walk on the beach. The summer crowds had not yet arrived. No unusual human activity was seen. The only unusual wildlife was a few pyrosomes (tunicates) in a small pool.read more
It was a rare warm, dry day with numerous beach walkers. Nothing unusual was sighted. I just enjoyed the beautiful surf and a walk with Westly.read more
Just saw this today, must have happened yesterday on Mile 195.
After emailing Phillip Johnson for advice we made contact with Jay Sennewald OSP permit coordinator. He felt that this was a serious matter and that it would be pursued.read more
It was a lovely clear day, with many visitors enjoying the beach and flying kites. Nothing unusual was seen except 9 decomposing birds at the wrack line (see photo).read more
This was a combination CoastWatch mile walk and SOLVE beach cleanup. I collected debris from the size of a flip flop to small plastic pieces. With several others also collecting, we left the beach very clean, at least until the next tide. There was light drizzle, but otherwise it was...read more
The clear day was a welcome break in the recent storm activity, bringing hikers and dogs to the beach. The beach was mostly washed clean of natural and human debris, but there were tube worm castings in the drift line. An unusual bird seen was either a red or red-necked...read more
It was a quiet Monday afternoon with only two beach visitors and one dog (3+2 including myself and Westly). Two differences from my last report in January were noted, evidently resulting from winter storms. The wrack line was completely cleared of all human debris and contained only sand (half) dollars...read more
It was a rare, partly sunny day, bringing many hikers and dogs onto the beach. Streams were full, making the crossing of Starr Creek a challenge. I included a photo of a fibrous material washed up along the tide line and am looking for identification. Nothing else was unusual.read more