Mile 243

Wecoma Beach, Lincoln City
Lincoln County

Latitude: 44.983364393054
Longitude: -124.015103326640
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.

Tides: NOAA Tide Predictions. Click on the station nearest to your location to see predicted tides in graphical and tabular formats.
Wecoma Beach, Lincoln City
Mile 243 Reports (23)

2017

December 29, 2017 - oregonmarinenaturalist
October 23, 2017 - Volunteer Coordinator

Guided walk to document changes occuring after a storm surge. The previous week included strong waves, high surf, and over 3 inches of downpouring rain.

 read more

  • Tire filled with styrofoam and float
  • Comb jellies-Ctenophora
July 5, 2017 - oregonmarinenaturalist

There was a large amount of post July 4th garbage on this beach.  Including, but not limited to: bottles, cans, LOTS of firework debris, candy wrappers, plastic disposable silverware, foam pieces, human clothing, flip-flops, gloves, large gutter from a house that someone exploded fireworks inside, large coils of sharp and...read more

2016

November 6, 2016 - sciencedave

Pretty good crowd at the beach that day.  Bull kelp and surf worm castings in the wrack line.  Gulls mostly grounded.read more

September 26, 2016 - sciencedave

Gulls the only live wildlife observed,along with six beached birds.  Remains of campfire also present.read more

April 25, 2016 - sciencedave

Velella vellella in early- larval and young hydroids. 47 people on the beach, vehicles on the beach-allowedread more

February 24, 2016 - sciencedave

Erosion of vegetated foredune, strong smell of decay from unidentified source, squid egg cases in driftline.read more

January 21, 2016 - sciencedave

beautiful warm morning...got done before the rain came...read more

2015

December 16, 2015 - Volunteer Coordinator

Report submitted by ScienceDave.

1 dead tagged bird- leg band # 09771, 1 untagged dead bird.  Cellophane worm casings in drifline along with plastic and rope  collected approximately 10 lbs of debris.read more

2014

December 21, 2014 - HARTLA
Interesting changes from King Tides at 11 a.m. More dead gulls than usual, more logs and human debris as well. Sea foam was amazing and left good marks for where the tides had taken it.read more
  • King Tide
  • Large amounts of sea foam in area usual having little.
  • Seafoam up banks made it appear waves have gone higher than sand at the bottom of the banks.  It didn't seem windy enuf to blow foam that hight.
  • Noted many large logs and other debris on my mile.
  • Filled half a bag with debris, many plastic bottles and other pieces of plastic.  One piece of lumber.  Nothing with tsunami markings that I noticed.
September 11, 2014 - HARTLA
Very warm day for Mile 243, 81 degrees air. Piles of empty mussel shells were puzzling (see photo)Otherwise, beaches were clean and litter free.One vehicle stuck in loose sand in permitted area was being towed out by a Good Samaritan. Sadly, my favorite large drift wood seemed to have been...read more
  • Tide was too high to see tidepool areas, but many empty mussel shells piles seem to have washed in near NE 15th Street access.
June 17, 2014 - HARTLA
Primary focus on this date was sea star population and wasting. I'm not often on beach at low tide, but saw many sea stars 06/04/14 at 0.4 that appeared healthy. This visit 6/17/14 showed more evidence of sea star wasting at NW 15th St tidal pools in Lincoln City. See...read more
  • Ochre Star found at popular tidal pools with one leg apparently wasting.
  • Young person brought this specimen to me in his hand.  It may have beginnings of sea star wasting on the tip of one leg, tho mild, if at all.
  • Abundance of sea stars in this cluster, with surrounding anemones...too numerous to count accurately.  Several appeared to have sea star wasting symptoms.
February 2, 2014 - rainydaywalker
January 17, 2014 - rainydaywalker

2013

December 17, 2013 - HARTLA
Nice, quiet day on clean beaches. Sand deeper at 15th St access than I've ever seen, but new signs are posted to keep drivers alerted to changes.read more
  • New signs pointing out deeper sand.
  • Banks 1/3 mile north of beach vehicle access show riprap replaced since earlier storms.  Despite postings, it seemed new grafitti had appeared in banks.
October 1, 2013 - HARTLA
17 people on beach, 3 walking dogs, 2 families playing in surf, 3 cars at each of 3 access points. Three cars were at each access point.Many gulls were on the beach, one badly decayed.Many changes on beach after four days of high winds and rain. One large piece of...read more
  • Driftwood washed in during weekend storms.
  • Riprap on bank was blown or washed totally out of place and useless during storms the weekend before this beach walk.
  • These logs had washed far up on beach beyond the usual tide line, displaying many beached barnacles.
  • Many goose barnacles looking for seawater after being washed ashore.
  • Beach was littered with nature's debris after three days of storms.
September 17, 2013 - HARTLA
22 people on the beach on a sunny day seemed relatively inactive: 8 sitting in cars, 1 fishing, 2 with dogs, others just walking the beach. Maybe it was too close to lunch time to be very busy.Beaches seemed quite clean, except for newspapers advertising Farmers' Markets and boxes of...read more
March 18, 2013 - HARTLA
Pleasant day on Mile 243 with 15 people enjoying walking beach with another person and/or dog. One fishing while dog was playing nearby. Tidal pool area was busy as tide receded. Sand at SW 15th area was packed, allowing some smaller cars on beach that would not have made it...read more

2012

July 13, 2012 - rick & janet
A cloudy, quiet morning on this normally busy beach. Walkers, joggers,a few dogs, 2 surf fishers, 2 dead birds - 1 old, 1 new. Sea very calm. Very little debris on beach which is surprising and pleasant after the busy 4th of July week.read more

2009

March 28, 2009 - rick & janet
Human activities: many people, just strolling and frolicking, nothing unusualShoreline Wildlife: Driftline very high and scarce. Only one partial bird remains observedPhysical Changes: The cave just north of 15th street seems larger.read more

2007

July 11, 2007 - rainydaywalker
I have been following the behaviors along the rocks at ebb tides this month, as large mussels have appeared onshore and in the grasses. Many of the mussels were still alive. My findings show that large seagulls have been dislodging the mussels from the tops of the rocky outcroppings. They...read more
June 20, 2007 - [email protected]
We compared last years photos of the new beach grass clumps that had been planted at the base of the cliff area about half way down our mile. The beach grass is filling in nicely. Major Bluff Erosion: Again, we compared our photos with today's walk and did not see...read more
March 21, 2007 - rick & janet
Tide was out, and beach was relatively clean. A new home is being built on 26th St. bluff.read more