Mile 211

Lost Creek Wayside north, Holiday Beach south
Lincoln County

Latitude: 44.560709940047
Longitude: -124.071264833260
  • 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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Lost Creek Wayside north, Holiday Beach south
Mile 211 Reports (29)


June 1, 2022 - Chad101

Erosion in the face of the embankment continues, including new large boulder falls.  Several large rocky areas have appeared on the beach and along the foot of many parts of the embankment.  I walked the beach late in the day, from around 4:30 to just before 7:00, so as more

  • View up the beach from in front of Lost Creek Wayside.
  • boulder fall
  • erosion into face of cliff
  • black color on surface of sand
  • broccoli
  • bald eagle
  • duck


September 21, 2021 - Chad101

Relatively large number of people (for mile 211) were enjoying the beach on a sunny, inviting day.  Standing water in the northern part of mile had disappeared and water level in Thiele Creek at north end of mile was very low.  Parking area at Lost Creek Wayside was nearly more

  • View of mile 211 looking northward from beach access
  • Deteriorated carcass of dead bird
  • Dead bird possibly with wing injury
  • Distressed common murre on beach far from murre nesting areas.
June 21, 2021 - Chad101

Fairly big crowd for mile 211 on a foggy June 21, most of the people as usual near the beach access at Lost Creek Wayside. At least one rocky area on beach had disappeared, and this was one of the first days I did not see any rockhounds.  read more

  • black substance on beach
  • Standing water
  • Cliff erosion
  • View of Mile 211
  • Ducks in ocean
March 13, 2021 - Chad101

My last previous report was at the end of 2019, but the changes over the last year are typical of Mile 211, including rockslides or boulder falls, rockfields covering parts of the beach, and a new drainage pipe.  A fairly large number of people were enjoying the beach on more

  • View up the beach
  • Treated lumber
  • rockfall
  • microplastics
  • chunk of concrete or asphalt
  • rockfield
  • Rocks at base of embankment
  • New construction


June 11, 2020 - Chad101

More than 10 previously unobserved drainage pipes in places with already existing pipes.  Relatively large number of people on beach, presumably seeking respite from sheltering in place.  Weather was sunny but with low fog over beach, low tide so that beach was very wide, mild temperature and little wind, so more

  • Panorama of mile 211
  • Tarry sand
  • rocks above sand
  • charred driftwood
  • boulder fall
  • graffiti
  • Erosion
  • drain pipe
  • numerous drainage pipes
  • drainage pipes
  • new drainage pipes, north end of mile 211
  • Vehicle tracks
January 9, 2020 - Chad101

I tried to pick up and carry back to trash collection area all plastic pieces I found larger than 1 square inch, but for every piece I picked up there were at least 100 smaller pieces, a great increase over the amount of plastic just a few years ago. more


September 19, 2019 - Chad101

The contour of the beach has changed again so that there are numerous patches of standing water at the base of the embankment.  Despite this, and despite the increased amount of trash, it is still a lovely and relatively unfrequented beach.  The embankment continues to show signs of ongoing more

  • Panorama
  • dead bird
  • dead bird
  • drainage pipes
  • standing water
  • more standing water
  • boulder fall
  • Foam float
June 12, 2019 - Chad101

Most of the people were within 100 yards of the Lost Creek beach access.  Standing water has begun to appear on beach, both near base of embankment and near water's edge (see photos).  Pleasant day, mostly sun plus fog, as well as low clouds over more

  • Panorama
  • dead bird
  • Standing water away from ocean
  • standing water near ocean
  • Tracks, probably from ATV
  • Fog on beach
March 17, 2019 - Chad101

Many people enjoying the beach on a beautiful Sunday near spring break.  Standing water I noted earlier on beach near bottom of cliff has disappeared and beach continuously slopes down to more

  • Overview


December 18, 2018 - Chad101

The beach has resumed its gentle slope down to ocean, so no standing water on beach.  There have been many storms in the month preceding this report, and the waves have been lapping the base of the embankment.  Sea seems to have scoured the beach to some extent, though more

  • Panorama 12-18-2018
  • boulder fall
  • Bull kelp
  • water draining on beach
  • bald eagles
  • Drainpipes north of Thiele Creek January 13, 2019
  • Second drainage pipe north of Thiele Creek
  • Drainage pipe farthest south on north side of Thiele Creek
September 14, 2018 - Chad101

Beyond about .5 mile from beach access, there were no people on the beach and the beach remained relatively pristine, at least south of Thiele Creek.  The area at base of cliffs is flattening out and some areas of standing water were forming (I counted at least 6 small areas).  read more

June 12, 2018 - Chad101

Three of the four drainpipes have been either removed or cut down.  Erosion continues in the cliffs, including at least 3 areas with sizable boulders broken off and fallen onto the beach.  The level of the beach has risen by at least a foot, since the rocks near the more

  • Panorama
  • Long drainpipe after being cut down.
  • Graffiti carved into cliff.
  • Boulders broken off from cliff face and fallen onto beach.
  • Velella velella on beach.
  • Area of standing water near base of embankment
  • Sawed driftwood south of Thiele Creek
March 17, 2018 - Chad101

Mile 211 is relatively unspoiled, at least south of Thiele Creek.  The mud and standing pools of water have disappeared for the moment, and the level of the beach has dropped several feet, uncovering rocky substratum that is covered in sand in summer.  The beach is beautiful, broad when more

  • Drainage pipe #3
  • Rock field on Mile 211.
  • Rock uncovered by lowered sand
  • Two Bald Eagles
  • Drainage pipe #1 on hillside
  • Drainage pipe #2 on open hillside
  • Drainage pipe #3
  • Drainage pipe #4 coming down cliff face
  • Drainage pipe end protruding from riprap


December 5, 2017 - Chad101

There is still a minor amount of standing water on portions of the beach.  Also, it appears the level of the beach is dropping enough for a few small rocky areas to be emerging from under the sand (44.568638N, 124.070851W).  Not much washed up in high tide line except more

  • Cliff erosion.
September 17, 2017 - Chad101

Very few people on the beach on the cloudy Sunday afternoon I was walking mile 211.  A few areas of mud and standing water had appeared since my last report.  Rocks, broken shells, drift wood, kelp, and a few cut flowers were all I found in the high tide more

  • exposed drain pipe
  • exposed drain pipe
June 17, 2017 - Chad101

Standing water and muddy sand in only one small area.  In general beach slopes continuously to ocean.  Not much plastic debris, large number of rocks, 3 kinds of kelp that I noticed (bull kelp, sea palm, kelp identified as "feather boa kelp" in one of my books).  Beach continues more

  • Panorama
  • Common Murre (?)
  • Boulder Fall from cliff.
March 19, 2017 - Chad101

Mile 211 has greatly changed since I first began walking it 8/16.  The mud and standing water are gone, and it is now a very people-friendly and inviting beach.  As a result, there are many more people on the beach than I have seen in the past.  There still more


November 29, 2016 - Chad101

I have walked this beach maybe a dozen times since my September report.  At the moment it is well-drained and devoid of standing water.  Large boulder-sized rocks have fallen from the cliff onto the beach in several places as the cliffs continue to erode.  Over past weeks I have seen more

September 14, 2016 - Chad101

Mile 211 is not heavily used by people.  I saw 12 people on one or another part of the beach, but that was over 3+ hours.  Because of the constant water seepage from the lower part of the cliff, much of the beach near the cliff face is muddy. more


October 5, 2012 - waterwitch
A few people walking, some with dogs. A beach ranger on an ATV was patrolling. Cliffs crumbling in several places, a large fissure near the end of the more
July 25, 2012 - waterwitch
Low tide and clean beach. More visitors heading south than north from wayside. Considerable cliff erosion, but since this is my first report from mile 211 I will become more aware of any changes as I frequently walk the more
June 9, 2012 - jbrandt
Took suspected Tsunami debris to John Chapman at Hatfield for verification. Significant retreat of bluffs and sand stone. Continue to see slides top tier continues to recede above solid rock bluff. Tide line goes completely up to base of rocky bluff in many more


July 7, 2011 - jbrandt
Five streams running off to the ocean. No visible drainpipes. Couple flocks of sandpiper-type birds, plus lots of gulls and more
March 28, 2011 - jbrandt
Spoke with a walker who is familiar with this beach over many years.She noticed more slides this spring than in previous years. She also said more sand covering up what would have been good agate more


September 23, 2008 - Gibsjerry
My usual beach access trail at LawrenSea OceansideMotel is now blocked by fence & locked gate. Iused alternate beach access trail located about 1/4 mile south of Motel. Beach was very clean (last Sat was SOLV beach cleanup day). The beach was flat and sandy with no cobble or more
March 2, 2008 - Gibsjerry
Most people and cars at/on my mile seen in 14 years! All were "rock hunting". Much sand lost this winter(est. 2-5 ft.) Many Cypress tree roots exposed, as well as sections of wave-cut basalt & cobble. Beach was very clean. I picked up 1 half full "SOLV" bag left more
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October 22, 2007 - Gibsjerry
Flat sandy beach. No exposed cobble. Beach was very more
  • Beach Bluff
June 19, 2007 - Gibsjerry
Very clean beach. Flat, and sandy with much exposed cobble. Fantastic day. Sunny with slight north wind and white fluffy clouds more
February 9, 2007 - Gibsjerry
Much sand lost compared to last survey. Flat, sandy beach with considerable cobble on beach near Thiel Creek. Several rooted Sitka Spruce sticking out of the sand near Thiel more