Mile 238

Salishan Spit, North Lagoon, Siletz Bay
Lincoln County

Latitude: 44.906969844944
Longitude: -124.030629571550
Vehicles:
  • 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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Salishan Spit, North Lagoon, Siletz Bay
Mile 238 Reports (15)

2017

October 29, 2017 - njwhite

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

October 20, 2017 - Volunteer Coordinator

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

  • Olive Ridley sea turtle
August 26, 2017 - njwhite

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, 2017 - njwhite

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

  • A clear day
January 27, 2017 - njwhite

This was the first time I visited mile 238. Most of the debris picked up washed in from the ocean. read more

2016

November 27, 2016 - KiwiMcK

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

2015

October 11, 2015 - KiwiMcK
A clear sunny day after hurricane Oho scooted by to our north. The wave action was strong and it was the clear that the higher tides were pushing quite a way up the beach.Only one other person was observed walking at the edge of the surf.Four dead birds were seen...read more
  • Mile 238 wave action making new sand ridge on the shore.
August 28, 2015 - KiwiMcK
A warm overcast day. Five people, two dogs walking on the beach. Plastic bottles, handles and float parts picked up as trash.Four dead birds at the north end of the mile. See attached photos.read more
  • 1 of 4 dead birds at 44 degrees 50 minutes 45 seconds.  This was more intact than other birds
July 27, 2015 - KiwiMcK
A hand full of people and a couple of dogs out on the beach on this spectacular day. Sun shining brightly and the water just sparkling. Is this really the Oregon coast? Large bundles of bull kelp in the rack line and many crystal jellies landing on the sand with...read more
  • Bull Kelp on Southern portion of mile 238
July 14, 2015 - KiwiMcK
Just a beautifully sunny day on the beach with a few white caps, sparkling ocean and not much wind. 4 people walking, one person reading and a couple sunning themselves. Two flocks of gulls and little to nothing in the rack line.read more

2008

December 21, 2008 - Gertie C
Rainy afternoon. Not much activity -- just me, and one other person picking up trash.read more
February 29, 2008 - Gertie C
Not much to report this time -- State Parks & Rec buried a dead cow a few days ago.read more

2007

September 21, 2007 - Gertie C
Quiet day in the early evening. Only two people seen, walking and collecting trash.read more
June 21, 2007 - Gertie C
Little of concern. Some sand seems to be coming back.read more
March 20, 2007 - Gertie C
Some sand seems to be coming back. However, all along the mile there is eveidence of beach erosion. Where I had a gradual slope to the beach, I now have about a 15' drop.read more