Mile 247

South Spit Salmon River, Tillamook/Lincoln county line
Lincoln County

Latitude: 45.040119963795
Longitude: -124.007359900110
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.

  • Motor vehicle travel is prohibited from Porter Point (45° 09.5142', Mile 257), southerly to the Tillamook County/Lincoln County line (45° 02.6706', Mile 247).
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South Spit Salmon River, Tillamook/Lincoln county line
Mile 247 Reports (11)

2019

December 3, 2019 - jayenhollytag

Overall, Mile 247 continues to be an an exceptionally clean, pristine beach, owing largely to its remote location.  In addition to what was noted above, we saw two dead seals or sea lions and about a dozen or so live harbor seals at the north end of the beach on the...read more

  • Mile 247
  • Dead seal
  • Live harbor seals
September 3, 2019 - jayenhollytag

We were informed by Westwind staff that a live trap had been set for a dog that had been roaming the beach for several months, living off a whale tale that had washed ashore. We saw the trap (see picture) but not the dog. We saw several dozen people access...read more

2013

April 8, 2013 - rainydaywalker
A significant number of people appeared for such a remote mile. Spotted an entire tree deposited on shoreline, as well as clumps of mussels.read more

2012

August 2, 2012 - rainydaywalker
Sandcastle on the beach. Trawler offshore. Abundant tidepool life.read more
July 24, 2012 - rainydaywalker
Six sandcastles present. Found some spent fireworks debris.read more
April 7, 2012 - rainydaywalker
It was invigorating to be on the beach again. Short visits due to winter tide conditions and my schedule have limited this activity. I was so taken by the apparent joy among the folks out for their own beach fun, that I decided to photograph the humans, as well as...read more

2011

June 1, 2011 - rainydaywalker
I noted the average in my report, as my walks are frequent, but my reports are few. Have misplaced my log-on identity, so created a new one this afternoon, in order to submit this report.read more

2009

September 25, 2009 - jboyden
A glorious Indian Summer day on this pristine beach. The gulls and brown pelicans had it all to themselves.read more
  • Looking south over Mile 247
  • Keyhole in bluff at south end of mile 247

2008

February 5, 2008 - jboyden
The weather was fierce and the tide was high. The beach was clean. No problems to report.read more

2007

August 25, 2007 - jboyden
This mile continues to be very clean. The large number of brown pelicans was the highlight of the day.read more

2006

September 24, 2006 - jboyden
1. No further progress in rock slides on southern basalt wall. Grass is starting to grow on it. 2. The sand has really built up since my last visit [6/18/06]. The rocks at the south end are nearly covered by sand. 3. Lots of gulls. Several crows. Seven brown pelicans. Very clean beach.read more