Mile 244

Wecoma Beach north, Lincoln City, Roads End south
Lincoln County

Latitude: 44.998570032624
Longitude: -124.012020089970
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 north, Lincoln City, Roads End south
Mile 244 Reports (36)

2018

September 16, 2018 - rainydaywalker

Dog:            1

People:      39

Problems:   0read more

June 8, 2018 - Victoria

World ocean day. Peaceful. The main concern is the plastic trash. Plastic kids beach toys are a common litter here.read more

  • Mile 244
  • Mile 244
  • World ocean day Mile 244
April 3, 2018 - Victoria

The scene at the beach today was more typical except for many ? washed ashore on the tideline. The mallard pair is still here too.read more

March 25, 2018 - Victoria

This was a holiday weekend. The parking at Roads End State Park is not adequate for the number of vehicles trying to find a parking spot on a sunny day. Cars were parked into the neighboring streets.
People were carving names into the cliffs, particularly the area below Chinook Winds...read more

January 3, 2018 - Victoria

I am filing this report to add photo documentation of the king tide today. My previous post for January 2, 2018, explained that today’s  high tide according to the tide chart was 8.1 yet in actuality it was much higher than yesterday’s high tide which was supposed to be 8.3. The tide reached...read more

  • Roads end at height of king tide.
  • Roads end at height of king tide looking south.
  • Roads end state beach in front of parking lot
  • Wave spits out rainbows at roads end.
January 2, 2018 - Victoria

See 'Comments' on observing the king tide.read more

  • Wecoma beach king tide.
  • Access point 41a at king tide.
  • King tide looking north.
  • Dead bird 1.
  • Dead bird 2.
  • Dead bird 3.
  • Dead bird 4.
  • Dead bird 5-seagull.
  • Dead bird 6.
  • Dead bird 7 with kelp.
  • Dead sea lion 1.
  • Dead sea lion 2.

2017

November 18, 2017 - Victoria

It was a nice weekend on the beach. The most noticeable change from my last post was the way the beach has changed due to the runoff from pipes on top of the bluffs creating channels on the shore. My favorite find was a tiny angel, 1" long, on the beach...read more

November 6, 2017 - Victoria
October 16, 2017 - rainydaywalker

Usually, we have about 50 people and 3 to 5 dogs this time of year.  As it was October and a weekday, that we surpassed 100 people was a surprise.  We usually see aditional birdlife, and crows instead of ravens.read more

2015

October 18, 2015 - rainydaywalker

Large number of people (184) observed. Two varieties of gull present in numbers. Body parts of several Common murre carcasses observed, including one being fed on by a gull. Large numbers of dislodged mussels and barnacles found in the wrack line. Of the birds I counted today, none were banded....read more

August 8, 2015 - rainydaywalker
It was a delightful experience to encounter so many people enjoying shoreline creatures, without trying to take them home, nor to damage them by invasive physical contact. We observed four healthy stars on the southernmost rock. On the center rock, we found one 8 inch purple, this in excellent condition.read more
June 20, 2015 - rainydaywalker
This morning at around 9 a.m., I walked about an eighth of my mile, directly west of NW 37th to NW 39th streets. I was checking on the health of my rock-inhabiting neighbors. Using the “observing eye technique” taught to us by Fawn, I looked carefully at a small area...read more
January 10, 2015 - rainydaywalker
The tide had been up to the grass line. Sand deposit was heavy, covering bottom three steps at 38th Street access. I found most of the birds above the wrack line, one in the wrack and two west of the wrack. There was a grouping of about 10 birds, arranged...read more
January 9, 2015 - rainydaywalker
Having read this article in the local paper, I went out this morning to see it. It would have been on the north half of my mile, 244, just west of the casino. I did not see the bouy. It may have been retrieved or relocated.read more

2014

November 1, 2014 - rainydaywalker
Fourteen colonies of those small, oval beads and a yard-long by 2-foot-wide cluster of live mussels in varying sizes up to 4 inches rested along a spotty wrack. Fifteen clusters of a green-leafed shore plant grew along the high tide line. These plants are like the ones we saw in...read more
October 31, 2014 - rainydaywalker
This was the south part of my beach, going along grass line, returning near water line. I started at 8:30 a.m. and finished at 10 a.m. There was a goodly amount of diatoms on the surf, and the surf was white. I saw a loveseat lawn chair on the edge...read more
September 14, 2014 - rainydaywalker
The beach was clear again today. In fact, we have few clouds and the ocean mist has vanished. The sand was soft about halfway to the water's edge. It has been rather dry here, too, then.read more
August 14, 2014 - rainydaywalker
It is always refreshing to receive a thanks from strangers. by the time we parted company, Wally from Tuscon, Jennifer, Warren and their children from Snohomish and I had bonded over sea stars. They said that their enjoyment of the beach had been enhanced by a bit of introduction to...read more
August 8, 2014 - rainydaywalker
Rocks at the 36th Street beach access usually provide some challenge between the paved drive and the sandy dune. Today, the rocks were covered, allowing smooth walking. I have felt fortunate for not finding dead birds nor mammals on my walks for some months. Today's young seagull was an unpleasant...read more
June 28, 2014 - rainydaywalker
A couple of large groups, one of them a family gathering, included small children. A few of these group members were wading on the west side of the rocks out from the NW 38th Street access. I made mention of the incoming tide to a nearby member of the group,...read more
March 24, 2014 - rainydaywalker
I brought a friend to visit the north cap of my mile. We collected a sample pebble for her geography students.read more

2011

May 19, 2011 - Millie & Carl
Nothing spectacular; just a nice peaceful scene on a sunny spring day. A few individuals looking in some low-tide pools, others just looking or walking; the few dogs all on leash. Very little trash; I presume the recent tsunami wave may have flushed much of it away.read more

2010

August 24, 2010 - Millie & Carl
In general, there was very little visible debris. However, we suspect a lot will appear as the sand gets shifted around by winds and tides. At the time of tihs report, the tide was only a foot or so but beginning to come in, but by noon would be almost...read more
  • A group of people about 50' offshore in shallow water, probably oblivious to rising tide making the water not so shallow.

2009

October 2, 2009 - Millie & Carl
A quiet, peaceful, sunny day; a moderate number of people just relaxing, wandering, etc.; one family with a couple of little kids busily building a sand castle. With beach clean-up just a few weeks ago, very little litter. One dead seal pup, and a couple of deteriorating gull carcasses. One...read more
  • A young dead seal pup (about 3'long), beginning to deteriorate
  • This young gent was really carried away; wholly engrossed in his music and the surf's roar, dancing while totally oblivious to the rest of the world.
  • Lincoln City PD beach patrol
March 6, 2009 - Millie & Carl
A sunny, shirtsleeve day. Purely by chance, we hit the beach the same time a wedding group did - bride in full regalia; tiny flower girl sprinkling flower petals ahead of the bride from the bottom of the access stairs to the tent. A fine time being had by all.Overall,...read more
  • Groomsmen preparing the scene
  • On-the-beach wedding

2008

December 11, 2008 - Millie & Carl
Quiet, pleasant afternoon on the beach. Cool breeze, not too strong. Very few people out strolling, walking and some playing with their dogs (all small, friendly and under good control). Lots of sand, all still damp from recent rains and well-packed for easy walking. Three bunches of gulls, and one...read more
  • One of three flocks of gulls.
September 14, 2008 - Millie & Carl
Busy late-summer sunny Sunday; lots of people on the beach near the main access points. A few dogs, some on leash, but all well under control.There is a path down the bluff, apparently from houses at about NW 50th Drive, going past a "No Trespassing" sign. Also, in an apparent...read more
  • Busily carving graffiti in the sandstone wall, oblivious to the surroundings
  • A rough path up the slope from the beach
June 19, 2008 - Millie & Carl
One bicycle carrying rider and surf board. Very quiet though occupied. Low tide revealed abundant life attached to the usually covered rocks.read more
  • New Stairs under construction from a house on the bluff at approximately NW 55th St.
  • Wind-blown loose sand  created these "shadows" on the downwind side of pebbles, shells, etc.
February 24, 2008 - Jwilson

Griffiti sprayed on "Warning" Sign posted on bluff.Many charred logs.Logs driven onto embankments result of strong winter storms.Several forts and other structures erected. Some rather creative; e.g. a makeshift ship with 3 masts.Several sandcastles built.Large logs which has been buried by sand are now re-appearing. Dogs of all sizes represented...read more

January 18, 2008 - Millie & Carl
Post-storm, many driftwood logs, most with burn charring. Beach generally pretty clean, with just scattered bits of small debris; biggest items were one bath towel and one sock draped over a log. One "No climbing" warning sign made almost unreadable with graffiti (photo included).Overall, quite enjoyable -- first calm, sunny...read more
  • An "unstable rocks - do not climb" warning sign, defaced and made almost unreadable by graffiti.

2007

November 14, 2007 - Millie & Carl
Although few people were on the beach in threatening weather, it was actually pleasant. Mostly I was counting dead fulmars (20 total), and making my periodic check on the caves perpetually carved at Roads End Wayside.read more
  • The two openings seen in this photo are connected, forming a short "tunnel". The obvious cave-in hazard has been reported several times.
September 21, 2007 - Millie & Carl
Generally, the beach was quite clean appearing (SOLV beach cleanup just a week ago, and much sand build-up hiding who knows how much buried). Quite a few pieces of palm kelp washed up, not often seen in these numbers.read more
May 14, 2007 - Jwilson
The continual erosion of bluff at Roads End State Park is of concern, as people are continuing to carve into the bluff, thereby creating premature erosion.read more
April 20, 2007 - Millie & Carl
Beautiful day, very low tide, people enjoying being on the quiet beach, friendly dogs happily running off steam. Ultra-low tide exposing sea stars, anemones, mussels, and barnacles on the normally submerged rocks. Good sand build up -- only one (quarter to half an acre) area, vicinity of NW 55th St,...read more
March 5, 2007 - Millie & Carl
One 30-40' tree trunk and enough scragelly branches to look like the skeleton of a fair-sized shipwreck. Much less sand, many more cobbles exposed.There has been some apparent effort to collapse the caves previously reported at the bluff base under the Roads End parking area, but one deep one is...read more
  • Some kids must've had fun building this harmless little attraction.
  • Couple of the caves dug into the base of the bluff directly under the Roads End Wayside parking lot, in soft collapsable sandstone.
March 3, 2007 - Jwilson
Large clusters of kelp, plus many empty water bottles, several broken wooden pallets, considerable amount of charred driftwood. Erosion: Considerable human destruction of bluffs, evidenced by carving into bluffs, and initials etched into them.read more