Mile 254

Kiwanda Beach, Neskowin Crest
Tillamook County

Latitude: 45.113534995145
Longitude: -123.983544986720
Vehicles:
  • 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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Kiwanda Beach, Neskowin Crest
Mile 254 Reports (31)

2018

July 26, 2018 - Neskowin254

Unusual dead sea life spotted. Dead manta ray at about the junction of miles 253 and mile 254. Dead sea lion or seal (not sure which) at about the junction of mile 254 and mile 255. See attached photos.read more

  • Dead sea lion
  • Dead sea lion
  • Dead ray
  • Dead ray
June 13, 2018 - Neskowin254

Nothing unusual to report.read more

May 3, 2018 - Neskowin254

This is my first mile report since becoming a volunteer and therefore I do not have a previous report with which to make a comparison. However, having routinely walked this mile for ten years it would appear that there is nothing out of the ordinary to report. No recent wash-up...read more

  • Driftwood Structure
  • Driftwood Structure
April 25, 2018 - Jennifer1

Large numbers of Velella Velella in driftline thoroughout the entire length of the mile. Collected kitchen size trash bag amount of ocean debris, plastic bottles, bags, balloons, fishing gear. 2 asian bottles. One large Skate casing, approximately 10" long. read more

February 24, 2018 - Jennifer1

I still need to compare to last years photos but section north of .7 miles appears to have more erosion (photos included) from our last report. beach edge is cliff-like with shear face and drop-off from grass dune area above. visible roots and old logs within the cliff face. read more

  • erosion
  • Dead Sea Lion

2017

March 11, 2017 - Jennifer1
  • Asian Mussels??
  • Large wood
  • Plastic float
  • Wood Debris
  • Pressure treated wood
  • Nylon bag with rope
  • marine debris
  • total collection

2016

December 28, 2016 - Jennifer1

Cleaned plastics along mile stretch of beach from wrack line. Many plastic pieces with Japanese text. Many small broken pieces various colored plastics. Fish netting and floats. Plastic bottle caps, too numerous to count. Hauled 3 large bags for disposal and recycling. 3 dead pinnipeds at locations noted within close proximity. read more

  • Dead harbor seal
  • Japanese marker

2014

May 26, 2014 - SueGabriel
Gorgeous Memorial Day. Lots of people and dogs enjoying the beach--walking, playing in the sand and surf. No problems noted.read more

2013

December 16, 2013 - SueGabriel
Beautiful and very quiet day on the beach. Most notable thing was a nicely designed and constructed wind shelter, which really looked more like a large piece of beach art. Photo attached.read more
  • Made from driftwood and plants.
April 9, 2013 - SueGabriel
Human activities: 2 walkers and 1 dog; 1 fisherman.Shoreline wildlife: 2 Western gulls monitoring the fisherman. Usual things in the driftline plus large piles of bull kelp, a few clumps of sod, and several large pieces of used lumber, 4x4's and 4x12's, 6-8 ft long. Some had tenon joint ends...read more

2012

December 21, 2012 - SueGabriel
Lovely sunny day with a few clouds to make it interesting. Saw full double rainbows! Human Activities: Hardly anyone on the beach. 3 people walking with their dogs. Shoreline/Driftline: The wrack was intermittent and contained all the usual things including lots of plastic. The small pieces, less than 1 inch...read more
August 23, 2012 - SueGabriel
Pleasant sunny day on beach. 5 people and 2 dogs walking in the hard sand. Usual stuff in the wrack line. There was some seaweed washing onto shore with the incoming tide. Did not see evidence of significant physical changes since my last quarterly report. No actions taken.read more
June 21, 2012 - SueGabriel
Pleasant but quiet morning on beach. Saw only five people and two dogs, all of whom were walking. We saw five birds-in-a-row out beyond the breakers, which may or may not have been brown pelicans. No dead birds or mammals. There was the usual array of stuff in the wrack...read more
February 27, 2012 - SueGabriel
Human Activities: 6 people and 2 dogs enjoying walking/playing and surf fishing during this respite from rain and wind.Shoreline: Wrack lines contained the usual shells, wood pieces and abundant amounts of plastic and styrofoam. I did not see any debris that could have been from the Japan tsunami. Groups of...read more

2011

December 24, 2011 - SueGabriel
Human activities: 5 people and 3 dogs seen walking and playing on beach.Shoreline Wildlife: Shells, pebbles, small pieces of wood, and some plastic debris. Some seaweed. 5 dead birds--2 Grebes, 1 Common Murre, 1 ? Rhino-ceros auklet, 1 otherwise unidentified Alcid.Physical Changes: No recent overtopping but there may be additional...read more
September 18, 2011 - SueGabriel
Human Activities: For a somewhat drippy day there were more people than usual out on the beach--19 and 2 dogs. Tire tracks of an ATV but did not see the offending vehicle.Shoreline Wildlife: Usual small rocks, shell casings, pieces of wood in the wrack line. Three dead birds, one of...read more
March 19, 2011 - SueGabriel
Human Activities: 14 people total: 8 adults; 6 children. Watching waves come in and out.Shoreline Wildlife: Large flock of small shore birds. No dead birds or mammals.Physical Changes: Dune face erosion continues, particularly on north end of mile. One area of riprap in the village was recently repaired.read more

2010

December 16, 2010 - SueGabriel
Human Activities: Crisp sunny day, wonderful for walking, but only saw one person and her dog enjoying the beach.Shoreline Wildlife: Flocks of small shore birds were foraging in the drift line and also up higher on the beach around piles of bull kelp and sea grasses. Saw a small shark...read more
September 19, 2010 - SueGabriel
Mostly sunny day on beach with 17 people and 3 dogs taking the opportunity to get a good walk in before the weather deteriorates again. Although the seagulls dining on crabs were occasionally disturbed by humans, they were more often disturbed by each other. There was lots of competition for...read more
May 31, 2010 - SueGabriel
16 people and 3 dogs were enjoying the beach on this last day of the Memorial Day weekend. One dead sealion was providing meals for turkey vultures. Sand seems to be building up in one area but dune face is retreating both north and south of that area. The condition...read more
March 10, 2010 - SueGabriel
Beach appeared to have been swept clean by wind and water. Despite being a beautiful day, I only saw two people on the beach: one walking his 2 dogs and the other surf fishing. There wasn't much of a wrack line but when present it contained the usual stuff. Birds...read more

2009

December 19, 2009 - SueGabriel
There was not much to see on the beach today.read more
December 9, 2009 - SueGabriel
Humboldt squid dead on beach within 10 feet of dune face. Friend saw it the previous afternoon. Her description (verified by me) is as follows: "A Humboldt squid! Dead, of course; head almost severed, plus a deep injury at the base of the tail and a big notch out of...read more
September 13, 2009 - SueGabriel
Human Activities: 11 adults/children with 2 dogs playing in sand.Shoreline Wildlife: 4 dead birds (3 common murres and 1 Heermann's gull); 1 dead seal; 1 dead sea lion.Driftline content: Usual things plus kelp uprooted by recent storm and lots of small pieces of charcoal in wrack line.Physical Changes: No new...read more
June 9, 2009 - SueGabriel
Aside from some nice beach art and a couple of wind shelters, the beach was free of human clutter. There was build-up of sand close to the water line (a normal summer occurence)with "lakes" forming behind. The wrack line was continuous and contained shells, crab casings, mole crabs, wood pieces,...read more
March 4, 2009 - SueGabriel
Report prepared in conjunction with dead bird survey. Only one other person seen on beach with two dogs. More jelly fish and salps on beach than we usually see. Large flock of sanderlings foraging in surf line. Some evidence of wave over-topping and erosion but nothing dramatic. We did see...read more

2008

September 2, 2008 - SueGabriel
Lovely quiet day on beach. Found quite a few dead common murres, numbers that we ordinarily see in July and August. Also found a dead ocean sunfish. No problems identified.read more
June 18, 2008 - SueGabriel
Beautiful clear day. One person fishing in the surf; three others strolling along the beach taking pictures and hoping to find the elusive agate or a special piece of sea glass. No new problems observed; riprap being repaired at south end of mile. Some sand may be returning. Seagulls seem...read more
March 18, 2008 - SueGabriel
The dog and I had the beach to ourselves except for one seagull foraging in the surf line. The south 1/4 mile was not accessible from the beach because the ocean was crashing into the riprap. Installation of rip rap continues between Corvallis and Mt. Angel streets. There is no...read more

2007

November 23, 2007 - SueGabriel
Beautiful day with more than the usual number of people enjoying the beach. No unusual problems were seen other than a moderately large number of dead Northern Fulmars (13).read more
September 21, 2007 - SueGabriel
Lovely day on the beach. Very little human activity. Only saw one dead common murre. There is a new large residence on the beach front at the end of Amity Street. Oregon State Parks is considering a request for installation of permanent revetments on beach front properties near Corvallis Street...read more