Mile 214

South Beach SP, South Jetty Yaquina River
Lincoln County

Latitude: 44.606089834220
Longitude: -124.068279538230
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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South Beach SP, South Jetty Yaquina River
Mile 214 Reports (31)

2017

November 29, 2017 - PCTronquet

November 29th was glorious weather at sunrise, and the birdlife abundant in Mile 214, Sanderling, Dunlin, and Snowy Plover.  The high tide line was littered with tunicates.  Large and small piles of kelp scattered the beach and provided good cover for the snowy plover.  We also saw 5 dead and...read more

August 27, 2017 - PCTronquet

We found a seagull on the beach totally wrapped in fishing line with hook and bobber, unable to get free.  After covering the bird with a jacket, we were able to cut the line, unravel and free the bird.  It quickly flew away, unharmed.  A second bird caught in the...read more

June 4, 2017 - PCTronquet

Human Activities ~  More people seem to be enjoying South Beach, Mile 214.....we've lived here two years, and see many more people on the beach this year.  The beach was remarkably clean.read more

  • South Beach
  • 56 degree day on South Beach
  • Sand digging

2016

December 12, 2016 - PCTronquet
September 30, 2016 - PCTronquet

*There are very few left-over signs of summer tourists. Several "structures" have survived the tides. Surfers in the waves many mornings and evenings.
*Eight snowy plover were foraging at the last high tide mark, and dropped into footprints when folks passed close by.
*Summer tides didn't fill in all dune...read more

April 21, 2016 - Anonymous

Our first report as CoastWatch volunteers. We have been watching the plover on our mile since January, 8 snowy plover and 1 mountain plover. As of this date, we think they have all moved on, our last sighting of two snowys April 15th. There is a lot of wood washed...read more

  • This mile has many access points from South Beach State Park and stays remarkably clean of human debris....most has washed ashore.

2013

December 25, 2013 - rasmussenschramm
The beach was almost empty of people. No litter to speak of and no sign of dead animals or unusual erosion.read more
May 11, 2013 - rasmussenschramm
Not much has changed on our mile since our last report. It is very clean. The line of the bluff over the beach has softened a little since last time, but that's all we noticed.read more
  • Nothing much has changed in the last couple of months. Quiet and clean...

2012

December 30, 2012 - rasmussenschramm
We're attaching pictures of the wood construction we found.read more
  • Again, not sure what this is.
  • Not sure what this is...
June 9, 2012 - rasmussenschramm
We were surprised not to find more debris on the beach- it was mostly squeaky clean, except for a few areas with small styrofoam pieces.read more

2011

July 23, 2011 - rasmussenschramm
The beach was very clean. A few kites were flying, sandcastles were being created, kids were wading in the watet. At the South Jetty on the bay side where beach grass grows, sand has been piling up and walking is dificult. On the south side of the jetty large areas...read more

2010

July 24, 2010 - rasmussenschramm
On the way north on the trail we met a group of about 20 naturalists from Yamhill County on an outing, and also several people on foot and on bicycles. We checked the handicapped platform and met about a dozen people walking to and from the platform. From the platform...read more
June 21, 2010 - rasmussenschramm
Walking from the jetty towards the state park we encountered about 20 people on the beach, enjoying the sun and about 14 playing in the water, and about five dogs running about.Close to the jetty we found many tiny bits and pieces of plastic but generally, the beach was very...read more
February 18, 2010 - rasmussenschramm
The beach was very clean, we found one dead murre. On our way north we encountered 8 person and two dogs plus two surfers close to the jetty. There were 8 vehicles parked on the jetty and about 10 more at the jetty parking lot. We counted several people, one...read more

2009

June 8, 2009 - rasmussenschramm
The beach was very clean, at the tideline we noticed crab molts, crab shells, small rocks and just natural debris. Near the jetty in the dunes was a huge broken tree trunk that had been cut in several places but the cuts did not look new. Also on the jetty...read more
January 12, 2009 - rasmussenschramm
The morning was sunny, and the beach was relatively clean but for numerous beverage lids in one area. The sand has drifted towards the shore and built up towards the vegetation line.read more

2008

December 30, 2008 - MAshley
Tide was way out. It was a beautiful day. Noticeable winter beach retreat.read more
December 29, 2008 - MAshley
Moderate numbers of visitors, mostly walking dogs.read more
September 27, 2008 - rasmussenschramm
The beach was very clean, but there was noticeable sand build-upread more
August 21, 2008 - ocayouthvol
Went out on the mile watch with a number of new volunteers. It was overall a pretty cool morning and not many people were out on the beach. And for the most part, there was very little trash. Since most the volunteers were new, we were unable to note a...read more
April 21, 2008 - malachite
Interesting foredune undercutting or erosion present on one section of the beach. Associated with more (than average for this beach) steeply sloping beach & cobble sized sediment (if that's the correct term) in intertidal area.read more
  • Photo of beach at South Beach state park on 04/21/08 in late afternoon/early evening showing undercutting of foredune, exposure of bedding planes & cobble deposition (or suspension of smaller particles) in intertidal zone
  • Slight to moderate undercutting near oceanward base of foredune at South Beach state park reveals bedding planes, including some cross bedding, etc.
March 22, 2008 - rasmussenschramm
The beach was clean but much sand has been piling up in waves and some large pieces of driftwood were at the water's edge. No one was visible at the handicap platform above the dunes. 11 cars were parked on the jetty and 19 people were walking about. As we...read more
February 11, 2008 - rensmere
The beach was mostly clear of debris and looked very "clean". It was a nice sunny day so there were more people than there have been. The only posible concern was the woman feeding the seagulls.read more
  • This is a picture documenting the south beach mile
  • Seagulls are eating bread pieces that a woman has just thrown onto the beach.

2007

December 21, 2007 - rasmussenschramm
At the State Park were six cars parked, and at the beach were fourteen people, six dogs, people walking dogs and writing their names in the sand, one flying a kite. Five people were watching the ocean from the platform for the handicapped. The beach was relatively clean. Sand had...read more
October 14, 2007 - rensmere
The beach was very "clean" with no driftline content. There were a lot of people out enjoying the day.read more
September 8, 2007 - rasmussenschramm
Close to the jetty was the "Gathering Longboard Classic", the annual surf competition, in progress. Rogue Ale sponsering the event was to serve food and beer and wine. On the beach at the gathering, numerous surfers were riding the waves (incoming tide). A big tent had been set up and...read more
August 25, 2007 - rasmussenschramm
At the park picnicers were using tables and sitting in the shade of trees. At the beach there were people in the water, two surfers, many sunbathing. On the path east of the beach people were walking and biking.read more
August 9, 2007 - rensmere
There were a lot of people on the beach for recreation. There was not a lot of debris. This was our first time surveying the mile so it is hard to compare. We will be sure to take pictures to add.read more
June 14, 2007 - rasmussenschramm
The tide was coming in having been at its lowest at 6:23 a.m., i.e. -2.3 feet. It was a beautiful morning except for a bit of chilly wind from the north. The beach was clean. Beyond the high tide mark were sea rocket plants all along the beach, some dead...read more
March 16, 2007 - rasmussenschramm
On a beautiful sunny and calm morning on March 16, 2007 at 10 a.m. we walked our mile from the State Park to the South Jetty. The tide was coming in. At the State Park we counted 7 cars, and along the beach we met 21 people and 9 dogs,...read more
January 11, 2007 - ocayouthvol
There was snow that day (though none on the beach at that time) and suprisingly few people for such a beautiful day. No obvious changes were noted.read more