- 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).
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 the...read more
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 for...read more
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 line.read more
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 to...read more
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 is...read more
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 an...read more
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. The...read more