Mile 240

Taft, Nelscott south, Baldy Creek
Lincoln County

Latitude: 44.936569916684
Longitude: -124.024104769820
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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Taft, Nelscott south, Baldy Creek
Mile 240 Reports (16)

2018

September 5, 2018 - midnite5484

Found two fires left unattended, called the fire station.read more

  • Kayakers crabbing in Siletz bay
June 18, 2018 - midnite5484

2- horseback riding on beach with a third horse, North of Siletz River and one bike rider on the south spit of the Siletz, who luckily did not disturb the seals who are usually seen sunbathing there on nice days.Most rock hunters are looking for agates using long sticks with...read more

  • Velella vella (by-the-wind) in early June 2018
January 19, 2018 - midnite5484

A high water event occurred on Jan. 18, 2018. Waves came up the the bottom of the steps at beach access #48 and deposited new sand a few steps up. Water entered the parking lot (up the ramp) at Canyon Drive City Park (#46), and the Inn at Spanish Head had...read more

2017

December 21, 2017 - midnite5484
November 11, 2017 - BJKauai

We did our survey the weekend following King Tide. It was very cloudy, and it rained periodically. A lot of wood debris along the beach, various sizes, and noted throughout the mile until D River. There were a few people collecting driftwood. Others were sifting through the rocks. And many...read more

2014

March 11, 2014 - JBowman
Sunny day, active waves with moderate north wind. No appreciable gravel visible today, sand has moved in. Noticed a piece of man made wooden debris and 6 tents pitched in the dunes halfway between the Inn at Spanish Head and the Siletz River.read more
  • Man made wooden debris found in dunes south of the Inn at Spanish Head
  • 6 tents in the dunes south of the Inn at Spanish Head and north of the Siletz River
March 10, 2014 - JBowman
There was a dead young deer on the beach just south of Sharkfin Rocks, at northern end of mile 240. Many people on the stretch of mile 240 shoreline north of the Inn at Spanish Head were rock hounding.read more
  • Deer on beach near cliff face just south of shark fin rocks, which is near stairs to beach from cliff approx where 26th st sw would intersect if it extended to beach
  • On beach below cliffs just south of where SW 26th street would intersect beach if it extended to ocean.

2013

November 24, 2013 - JBowman
Over the summer, dunes up to 8 ft. high developed at various locations along the mile. The late September Japanese typhoon-spawned storm eroded much of this sand and since that time, gravel beds have been exposed at low tide. Rock hounding is in full bloom, as is surfing and even...read more
  • The weather was warm, wind calm, as folks searched for agates in the exposed gravel at low tide.
  • As testament to the lovely weather, this back packer slept peacefully in a comfortable cranny of driftwood.
  • The waves were good for surfing and several wetsuit clad folks enjoyed the afternoon near SW 35th Street.
  • Many different types of nets and floats comprised this deposit on the beach north of SW 33rd St.
  • Morning King Tides on December 2, close to the seawall at the access ramp west of SW 33rd St in Lincoln City
  • Morning King Tide at the steps area west of SW 35th St, Lincoln City
  • This new house is being constructed on concrete pylons beside the parking area and stepped beach access on SW 35th Street. Other houses are at this level, just above the high water line.
March 1, 2013 - JBowman
We’ve walked this beach mile several times each week since October and have observed yards of sand dune erosion, exposing massive logs to tides, and creating expansive flat beach front where sloped sand fronting the dunes had been. Recently sand deposits have started on the north end of the Salishan...read more
  • Today there were many pieces of broken lumber scattered the entire mile. These pieces were just north of the Siletz jaws.
  • This piece of wood washed up on Feb 2, 2013
  • This wooden structure has washed along the beach for months
  • A rare sight on this mile was this pelican
  • Tide lapping onto bottom steps at SW 35th Street
  • Picked up these plastic bottles with Asian markings
  • Horse riders on he beach
  • Son of surf shop owner found his first glass float
  • Surfers take advantage of the waves on New Years Day
  • This refrigerator arrived on the north side of the Inn at Spanish Head
  • Several of these foam filled tires have washed up in the past several months

2011

August 6, 2011 - Lisa Lynch
Several seals were basking on the other side of the water in the bay. In the drift line, at low tide, there were dogwinkles, nassas, and other gastropods mixed in with multiple types of kelp and seaweed. There was only a small amount of plastic litter, mostly plastic bottles and...read more

2008

May 19, 2008 - seacrater
Ordinary, quiet day, nothing of significance to report.read more
March 2, 2008 - seacrater
The walking area at Siletz Bay from the picnic area to sand dunes where rock had been added is now covered with logs and sand. Some erosion to the rock area because of lower level of sand.read more

2007

November 23, 2007 - seacrater
Enjoyed a beautiful day at the beachread more
September 13, 2007 - seacrater
Two small fires were burning in driftwood.Road along the cliff at the end of the parking lot at Siletz Bay has been inmproved, with rock out to the dune area. Improved road is wider.read more
May 17, 2007 - seacrater
Noticed several log shelters, one near Siletz Bay that looked lived in. Easier beach access, as here are fewer logs.read more
March 8, 2007 - seacrater
Noticed initials carved on hillside, potential cause of erosion. Saw small shelters built in driftwood, not permanent structures as in the past. There were approximately ten small seals in shallow water at shoreline in the Yaquina Bay area, probably feeding.read more