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.
Very undisturbed today. Tide had smoothed beach over, no animals, low wind, medium surf. No birds, seemed strange. read more
Large dead sea lion on beach.read more
Dead seal on beach in front of/near house #271.read more
This day was similar to several other days I walked this mile since it was assigned. Very little activity of any kind. No trash or other signs of pollution. No people this day, only 4-5 on the other days I walked it. No pets. Very mild weather - little wind,...read more
Beach was completely deserted in mile 238. More people in mile 239.
Also, no dogs or other pets. Few birds and a few seals playing in the ocean.
Natural berm throughout most of the mile which has been there awhile. Looks like waves aren't washing over it at this time of year.read more
A recent storm pushed some large tree stumps and logs up to the beach. There was an abundance of European sea grass along the driftline. Some American Searocket and Seabeach Sandwort near the bluffs. We picked up about 15 pounds of trash. There was a very heavy piece of painted wood...read more
While riding on the southern end of Salishan Beach Sean Lee spotted a sea turtle. He called his wife Adrianna, who called a friend who happened to be a CoastWatcher. Katharine gave her Fawn's number. Jim Rice was contacted. He was able to get there and with Sean and Adrianna's...read more
It was a beautiful, clear day to walk along mile 238. Once again, the landscape of this beautiful mile has changed, more flat than on previous walks On this day, there was more bird activity, a few dead cormorats, and a few other dead birds that I could not identify, and a...read more
April 15 in the afternoon was a clear, sunny day with winds 10 - 20 mph. The bluffs that were evident for much of mile 238 in January were gone or smaller. There was a lot of fish netting and fish lines along the drift line, some of which was picked...read more
This was the first time I visited mile 238. Most of the debris picked up washed in from the ocean. read more
There were few people and one dog on this mile today. Driftline had the normal type of plastic polution we see here bottles, cups, styrofoam, plastic bits and some rope pieces from vessels. The physical changes have been in the foredune and addition of grading and riprap from last years...read more