Mile 196

Vingie Creek, San Marine Beach south
Lincoln County

Latitude: 44.345314774791
Longitude: -124.098054369720
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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Vingie Creek, San Marine Beach south
Mile 196 Reports (14)

2018

December 1, 2018 - Pardiatthebeach

With the better weather lots of people and dogs were on the beach. Higher winter tides are washing up to the banks and the plants that colonized the sand over the summer are being washed away. Still several feet of sand deposited on beach. Not much large debris washing in,...read more

August 31, 2018 - Pardiatthebeach

Since it is the Friday before Labor Day weekend 6 people and 4 dogs were out. A couple of wood "forts" are built on the upper sand. Since there have been no big tides vegetation and grass is growing back on upper sand in some places. Very little debris has...read more

August 23, 2018 - Pardiatthebeach

Found a small dead shark while walking the beach this morning. It is about 3-3.5 feet in length.read more

  • Salmon Shark-Lamna ditropis
May 27, 2018 - Pardiatthebeach

Today was the most people we have seen on this beach, but it is the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend and it is sunny! 28 walkers, 3 runners, 8 dogs and a couple groups sitting and playing in the sand. Not much new debris washing in and the vegetation is...read more

March 1, 2018 - Pardiatthebeach

Winter waves have been washing all the way up to the bluffs and vegetation zone. Some damage to stairs and railings. A dead porpoise or dolphin washed in 2/19 and now is mostly just a carcass due to scavengers.  Our debris survey found very little small or mediium debris. However...read more

2017

December 1, 2017 - Pardiatthebeach

High tides are now reaching all the way to the bluff in most places. All driftwood shelters have been knocked down by waves.  Found 15 pieces of large manmade debris over a meter in size, mostly wood and rope. Also there is a big increase in small plastic debris scattered at...read more

September 1, 2017 - Pardiatthebeach

Only two pieces of large debris, both rope. No small and only slight medium debris. Some sand and vegatation building up above tideline, since tide has not been very high.  There are a couple of shelters built from driftwood, one is quite large. Photo attached.read more

June 2, 2017 - Pardiatthebeach

We started surveying this beach for marine debris in December 2016 for COASST. This is our first report for Coast Watch. Many more people walking the beach this month, and more dogs. Much less debris washing in. Only found one piece of large debris, rope. Also within our survey rectangles...read more

2012

June 9, 2012 - oceanloonie
My COASST survey partner, Bert Johnstone, and I came across this seal while on our survey Saturday the 9th of June. It was on an open expanse of beach, ocean-side of the wrack, at low tide. It was undisturbed aside from a few bird footprints in the sand around it...read more
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2009

October 8, 2009 - yhobbits
This is my first report of this mile. I am still learning about it. It appears to be an exceptionally clean mile with little or no noticeable litter or garbage. This time there were large sea gull flocks on the sand. It was a foggy day and little or no...read more

2007

December 13, 2007 - bertjohnst
A cool drizzly day with surprisingly little animate life about apart from a little lady gathering shells and a bald eagle circling off shore. Except for the presence of numerous large logs, the beach was also swept clean by recent storms. The rough sea and capricious rogue waves continued to...read more
September 19, 2007 - bertjohnst
A sunny day with a strong north wind carrying sand southwards. Thirteen people, all quite bundled up, were moving about on the beach, along with the usual sparse contingent of gulls, crows, and sanderlings. Considerable number and variety of dead birds. A few new bluff constructions: added steps, and an...read more
May 19, 2007 - bertjohnst
A mild, sunny morning over a beach swept clean of debris. A remarkable number of people present (24) mostly taking walks; exceptionally few birds: no gulls, one charadrius vociferus, and a few beach crows busily digging up sand-crabs. The low tide left uncovered the usually hidden ancient forest floor off...read more
February 5, 2007 - bertjohnst
Beach unusually storm-swept, but otherwise its normal wild self.read more