Mile 237

Gleneden Beach north, golf course
Lincoln County

Latitude: 44.891769876458
Longitude: -124.034634658600
  • 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 north, golf course
Mile 237 Reports (39)


September 25, 2022 - Walden

The amount of armoring activity was significant. In one section, the beach was disturbed for .30 miles, from construction sign to construction sign.  I did not feel safe walking mile 237 in the spring and early summer as the construction activity went below the high tide line. Even during more

  • View to south of armoring activity
  • Deceased California Sea Lion
  • Armoring work looking north
  • Close up of access road used for armoring work
  • Pile of Bull Kelp?


November 27, 2020 - Walden

It was a busy day with more people on the beach during my walk than usual. It was on the cold side and yet a few people in the water.  My main concern was riprap installation where no structures have been built. The dunes in the two locations had more

July 26, 2020 - Walden

A beautiful day with people enjoying themselves. Warm enough for some people to go into the water, some people wearing bathing suits/bikinis. A Coast Guard helicopter seemd to be flying over the crab oats off shore, as opposed to the usual flight up and down the coast. Also noted more

  • Candle fish?
  • Biplane over a crab boat near Gleneden Beach
  • Playing on the beach with Coast Guard helicopter above.
  • Horses on the beach near Gleneden Beach
  • Sea life on the beach at low tide.
  • Agates collected on my walk
  • Bald Eagle soaring on mile 237
February 18, 2020 - bksouthwick1

Pleasant day, moderate number of people. Small/moderate amount of trash predominantly of plastics, especially bottles, also numerous small chunks of styro more

  • trash collected
  • erosion evidence
  • erosion repair
February 9, 2020 - Walden

I noticed that debris from the recent King Tide event was concentrated at the southern end of mile 237, with little to none in the northern 1/3-1/2.  The appearance of the high water mark indicated that the highest tides reached the cliffs on the southern end, and not all more


October 13, 2019 - Walden

I observed fewer people and dogs than on any other previous walk, but more natural debris than at any other time. Surprising, because the weather was nice and it wasn't yet the stormy time of the year. Debris was washed up all the way to the top of the beach, also not more

January 26, 2019 - Walden


December 22, 2018 - Walden

A pleasant day for a walk on the beach in Oregon in more

September 16, 2018 - Walden

3 unknown species due to level of more

August 14, 2018 - bksouthwick1

Unusual "carving out" of the shoreline by wave more

June 30, 2018 - bksouthwick1

Beautiful day. Moderate amount of trash. Found dead harbor seal approximately midway of mile well above the wrack line. The beach was littered with downy feathers. Not sure if from molting/preening but more that we had ever seen before. There was a Volkswalk event going on this more

  • dead harbor seal
March 9, 2018 - bksouthwick1

Pleasant Friday morning after a big wind. Handful of people on the beach. One man with 2 kids playing in sand. Two people with dogs, one on leash. On man fishing for surf more

February 3, 2018 - Walden

The attached photo was taken to show the change that has taken place to shoreline erosion. At this time of year, the shoreline is fairly smooth with a small hump near the water with a gentle slope toward the land. The photo shows that the ocean has carved out more


December 31, 2017 - bksouthwick1

Very pleasant ending to 2017. Moderate amount of trash. Most trash was close to the dune more

  • Remains of sea lion first reported Dec 5.
  • Dead sea lion.
December 11, 2017 - Walden

It was a sunny wind-free hour on the beach. No people or dogs. No debris.  A couple of exposed gravel beds with some nice-sized more

September 16, 2017 - Walden

Calm seas with little wind. Only saw two people during the walk, both agate hunting. Tee shirt and shorts weather. The beach itself had very little debris of any kind, natural or man more

August 27, 2017 - bksouthwick1

Nice day on the beach. Tide was at low point about to return. We saw 20 adults, 2 teens, 5 kids, 6 dogs. 7 dead birds, 5 murres (I think) and 2 gulls. Actually saw a live female dungeness crab in the surf. Threw it back out before the more

July 8, 2017 - bksouthwick1

We live enarby and have walked this mile ar least once a month since the first week of January 2017. However, this is the first time we have taken the time to do the note taking and make an official more

  • Ladder to private home.
February 25, 2017 - Walden
January 16, 2017 - JDip237

There has been a lot of erosion over the past few months since I was last in town.  Riprap has been installed all along the southern half or so of the mile. read more


December 1, 2016 - ORbeach

Found this interesting item near the Beach Grass Lane access to the Salishan Spit ... a plastic bottle printed in Russian!  No barnacles or evidence of being in the water a long time so possibly off a fishing ship (like just outside the territorial limit).read more


December 1, 2014 - JDip237
Small numbers of people and dogs using the beach. Two dead birds, typical shells and animal casings in driftline. Nothing observed out of the more
July 3, 2014 - JDip237
Another beautiful day on the coast! Moderate amounts of typical driftline materials more
January 19, 2014 - JDip237
A beautiful day at the coast! Observed moderate number of people (16) walking or running, sea lion in surf, two dead more


September 1, 2013 - JDip237
We saw thousands and thousands of migrating dragonflies heading south. It was unbelievable and amazing! They were spread so thin that no one else seemed to even notice them but they went on for miles. We were out there for two hours and they never ended. Gorgeous day on more
July 6, 2013 - JDip237
A beautiful holiday weekend!read more
February 9, 2013 - JDip237
Unusual amount of rocks, exposed agate beds. Very low more


November 5, 2012 - JDip237
There is some new, significant erosion in the southern 1/4 of Mile 237. Evidence of climbing bluffs (initials carved into bluff at top) which appears to have caused loss of vegetation and bluff where residences are more
September 2, 2012 - JDip237
A beautiful holiday weekend! Signs of significant erosion, which may soon threaten houses, were observed. read more
July 7, 2012 - JDip237
Winter storms really ravaged the bluffs on this part of the more
June 9, 2012 - JDip237
Observed retreat of bluff; newly exposed roots and falling trees. Dozens of plastic bottles with Japanese markings found on more
February 10, 2012 - JDip237
A very windy day! The winter storms have eroded several areas of the more


December 9, 2011 - JDip237
Observed serious bluff erosion, with many exposed tree roots and uprooted more
September 4, 2011 - JDip237
Foggy, but a beautiful day!read more
July 17, 2011 - JDip237
The endangered house I have been monitoring looks more stable. Grasses have been planted and a no trespassing sign more
May 28, 2011 - JDip237

Late winter storms appear to have eroded a significant portion of many bluffs. Occasionally people are seen climbing the bluffs but this appears to definitely be weather made more than man made. Several houses are quickly nearing the edge of the eroded bluffs. This mile of the beach beach more

March 19, 2011 - JDip237
Area near house on cliff has eroded a lot more since my last walk in January. It appears to be abandoned and is dangerously close to falling down the cliff. Also, the rip rap project notice that was posted last time is gone, but no rip rap had been more
January 28, 2011 - JDip237
Nice, quiet day. No one else on the beach for miles in either direction. Very windy. I don't see any major problems but this was my first walk so I don't have anything to compare the conditions to. One house, that appears to be uninhabited, is in desperate need more
  • Apparent uninhabited home in need of riprap
  • Area where two houses have posted notice of their joint intent to install riprap


March 25, 2007 - arthur
?? new or newly exposed riprap near south end of more