Mile 236

Gleneden Beach, State Wayside
Lincoln County

Latitude: 44.877209832923
Longitude: -124.038984538060
  • Motor vehicle travel is prohibited from the Tillamook County-Lincoln County line (45° 02.6706', Mile 247), southerly to Yaquina Bay (44° 37.0374', Mile 215), except for the following locations within the corporate limits of Lincoln City:
    (A) A distance of 150 feet on each side of the westerly extension of North 35th Court;
    (B) A distance of 150 feet on each side of the westerly extension of North 15th Street.

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Gleneden Beach, State Wayside
Mile 236 Reports (48)


January 21, 2021 - Streets

As I don't live here, there's a lot that I miss. However, I've been watching for some time the bluff erosion south of the Gleneden Beach State Park, from the north to south property lines of World Mark. Interesting exposure of "stuff" embedded in the cliffs. I shall attempt more


November 22, 2020 - Streets

It has been a while since I've been able to cover my mile. Hopefully, I'll be able to get back to quarterly reports. Easy walking today - lots of hard-packed sand; even soft sand areas near bluff were quite walkable. Very little debris; picked up one empty pet poop more

February 2, 2020 - Streets

Storm damage for this mile seems mostly at Laurel/Sijota; Morris Excavation has built a roadbed parallel to the bluff for equipment access; some erosion at World Mark, north of state park. Sand dune from Schoolhouse Creek (at Wallace Street) extends north so that the creek runs nearly to the more


January 15, 2019 - Streets

Remarkably little debris - anticipating a different story after the King tides!read more


October 19, 2018 - Streets

Gorgeous afternoon, bracing wind, an unobscured sun as it nears the horizonread more

August 25, 2018 - Streets

The winds of July have subsided; lots of beach activity, and not enough debris to warrant carrying a sackread more

January 6, 2018 - Streets

Mild day, people even walking barefoot. Lots of driftwood compared to the usual for this stretch. Very little debris. I picked up maybe an ounce of small more


March 16, 2017 - Streets

Gorgeous morning for a stroll on an exceptionally clean beach. A few big trees, patches of driftwood, but mostly pretty boring!read more

January 23, 2017 - Streets

The beach was swept clean. Only a pocketful of small plastic bits. After scouring the upper reaches, I decided that all birds on mile 236 are alive and more


June 4, 2016 - Streets

Beach is relatively clean, in spite of having just gone through Memorial Day more

February 21, 2016 - Streets more
No action, other than to document with photos
SUMMARYI expected to see dead birds after the storms of last week. Maybe they were covered with sand, but after pretty good scouring, I found none. I picked up about 3 pounds of plastic debris. An enormous


November 18, 2015 - Streets

Lots of bull kelp washed up fairly intact with some holdfast attached. The fierce south wind had hard-packed the sand along the bluff. Beach really more

September 18, 2015 - Streets
The kind of day that sends tourists to the real estate offices in town. Beach very clean - no refuse around firepits; I collected less than a pound of human-related debris on my mile. Eight Common murre more
July 8, 2015 - Streets
I took two spins for debris collection. Total, mostly 4th of July debris, came to 8 pounds. I suspect others have done some cleanup before me. Ocean is calm, people are calm, bonfire sites abound. Lazy day at the beach. read more
May 25, 2015 - Streets
Surprisingly clean beach for a holiday weekend. Evidence of numerous bonfires, all but one completely out. read more


November 23, 2014 - Streets
This is always such a clean beach, but I've started collecting non-biodegradable debris, and it has slowed me down and made me a lot more observant. Today I picked up a full bag of trash: mostly soda cans and styrofoam. read more
October 31, 2014 - Streets
Gorgeous day - nice to see people on the beach, though I was a bit worried about kids in the surf! Fresh Brown pelican carcass found; remains of two dead sea lions still on beach. read more
  • Fresh carcass; broken wing
October 29, 2014 - Streets
The storm brought in a lot of debris and swept it back out. This beach is so clean! More dead wildlife than usual, however. I shall attach photos for identification. read more
  • 10" body, black feathers with white underbelly; distinctively blue legs and feet
  • Maybe 24" in length; long yellow beak, yellowish green legs; brown feathers, white below
  • same bird, but this is top view
  • About eight feet long; buried in sand, badly deteriorated; two photos
  • Same animal, detail
  • What's left is some fur over carcass, about four feet long by 18"
  • Same creature
September 4, 2014 - Streets
Hard to beat this kind of day - beautiful skies and sea, and the beach is clean. Tideline is mostly small bull kelp and kelp foliage. read more
June 17, 2014 - Streets
Calm morning; filled a Surfrider bag with styrofoam and plastic pieces, but had to search for it. Driftline very clean. read more
March 22, 2014 - Streets
Winter storms have taken out a lot of sand in front of World Mark and the Gleneden Beach State Park, creating interesting sand ledges and a lot of exposed river rock. Large logs remain near bluffs, primarily to the north end of Mile 236. read more


November 20, 2013 - Streets
I expected to find a lot more debris on this windswept beach. Perhaps it is all covered with sand. Gloriously clear day, perfect for poking about in search of treasures or more
September 7, 2013 - Streets
A seventy-foot log washed up during the night of 9/05/13 at the junction of miles 236 and 237. It lay parallel to the tideline, and was encrusted with a mollusk that is unfamiliar to me: Pearly gray surface, divided by one dark gray line, and a brilliant orangish-yellow rim more
  • 1-1/2" long, 3/4" wide; shell is pearly gray, most bisected with a dark line. Edges are brilliant orangey-yellow. Mollusk is brown/black. Attached to log on "stem" of 1-2"
  • see previous photo
  • see first of three photos
September 4, 2013 - Streets
Beautiful morning; most interesting was the quantity of crab shell parts, and five dead birds (though two of the birds were probably into Mile 237).read more
  • black neck and head; white breast; brown feet body about 12"
  • black head, white breast, dark legs, 12" torso
  • torso probably about 20" long; large head skeleton; fur belly exposed; black and white fur on tail
  • wings 18" long, black and white; red feet
  • red feet; black and white wings; am wondering if it's a gull
  • Intense sky color after so many dead birds :-)
June 13, 2013 - Streets
Lovely, calm day. Hard-packed sand. Feathers were tangled up in every kelp pile (which were numerous) along the driftline. read more
March 15, 2013 - Streets

Calm seas, clean beach, even a spot of sun!read more

March 14, 2013 - Streets
Clean beach, pleasant walking conditions. Scarcity of more


October 9, 2012 - Streets
Gorgeous morning walk. Two dead birds, one dead and decaying seal/sea lion, otherwise peaceful and warm for more
August 8, 2012 - Streets
Weather has been so calm and warm lots of people are using the beach; evidence of more than 20 campfire sites, all but one completely out (the other had one smoldering piece of wood which I pulled away and doused with wet sand). People are doing a good job more
  • lying on back; white underbelly and under wings; mottled white and black throat; black head with large downturned black beak; black toes with webbing (did not look closely, alas; photo shows possible webbing)
June 14, 2012 - Streets
Beach has been swept clean by high tides. Driftline hard to find in some spots. Big waves, nice day! read more
May 10, 2012 - Streets
High tides last night reached the bluffs in some spots, and swept the lower beach clean. Still seeing tops of buried tree stumps and logs near Schoolhouse Creek. Good agate hunting!read more
March 7, 2012 - Streets
A lot of sand appears to have washed out, particularly at the south end of Mile 236, where the enormous exposed slabs of clay create tidepools and numerous paths for the water running to the ocean. Primary path for Schoolhouse Creek is a deep canyon, with "waterfalls" of water more
February 16, 2012 - Streets
Lots of driftwood - some very large trees and stumps. Otherwise a very clean beach and quiet day. Vegetative collapse on bluff most visible on north end of my more
January 15, 2012 - Streets
A perfect January day at the beach! Clouds part for bits of blue, occasional bursts of sun, occasional downpours of hail, and major piles of fluffy foam scuttle across the sand and quiver in jello-like fashion until they rip apart and scoot off to oblivion. No drama except for more


November 7, 2011 - Streets
Nothing of concern to report. A cool, but pleasant afternoon, which drew a surprising number of people to enjoy the beach. Someone constructed a flawless four-sided sand pyramid about 40" at its base, 30" high, with a perfect point at the top. Abandoned to the elements, of more
September 24, 2011 - Streets
This was the day before the storms, so it was relatively calm. The next day a piece of boat washed ashore, and on the 26th the rest of it came - the bottom of a hull and an outboard motor still attached.Otherwise, a fair number of large logs littered more
September 12, 2011 - Streets
Quiet day. Evidence of a busy summer with nearly 20 bonfire sites, all pretty well cleaned up. Fine misty rain was a nice change from inland more
June 8, 2011 - Streets
Schoolhouse Creek, adjacent to Wallace Street toward the south end of Mile 236, has cut a deep, curving canyon through the sand to the shoreline. Sand walls are perhaps 10 feet high. It seems like sand was dumped here, perhaps in preparation for riprap work? It has all been dispersed, more
April 24, 2011 - Streets
More people than usual on this beach, I suppose because it's Easter Sunday. Early rain turned to sun breaks, inviting people to shed their coats and enjoy the beach. Some driftwood has come ashore, but it's a pretty clean shoreline. North end of Coronado Shores shows preparation for bluff more
January 14, 2011 - Streets

One of those days when you fight your way south, and run north with the wind pushing all the way. Sand-swept beach clean as can be - no dead wildlife, and no rain for the last more


June 17, 2010 - Streets
Pretty hard to find a day like this given such a wretched spring. Blue sky and sunshine, sparkling surf and clean sand. One would think the world was at more
February 28, 2010 - Streets

I have been able to walk my mile about 7 times in January/February, thanks to minus low tides and mild weather. What I have seen is a great deal of erosion from one end of my mile to the other, much of it old riprap walls that have come apart, more


November 23, 2009 - Streets
Unusual amount of driftwood for this beach, due to storms and wind directions. Only notable difference to shoreline is erosion of fill material at the beach rescue access south of Laurel Street. Riprap was replaced three years ago when houses teetered on the edge, and access was rebuilt with more
September 27, 2009 - Streets
Other than the questionable pickup cruising the beach, and the dead sea lion, it seemed to be people enjoying a pretty nice day on a pretty nice clean beachread more


September 22, 2008 - Derskin
There were illegal beach drivers. Also, there is continued erosion at Worldmark and at Wayside State more
June 29, 2008 - Derskin

At Wallace St you sometimes see vehicles cutting firewood on the beach, and there are almost always tire tracks on beach. There is no sign prohibiting anythng; there was a State sign telling beach rules, but it was knocked down by winter seas a few years ago. There are more


December 25, 2007 - Derskin
The last winter storm with the high winds moved ten to fifteen feet of sand along the whole more
June 20, 2007 - Derskin
Beautiful clean beach and very low more