Mile 259

Nestucca Spit State Park, Kiwanda Beach
Tillamook County

Latitude: 45.186520005431
Longitude: -123.968955014760
Vehicles:
  • Motor vehicle travel is allowed at any time from near Pacific Avenue at Pacific City (45° 12.1890', Mile 260), southerly to Porter Point (45° 09.5142', Mile 257).
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Nestucca Spit State Park, Kiwanda Beach
Mile 259 Reports (13)

2016

September 22, 2016 - powston1

This was my first time on my mile in quite a while.  It looked in good shape, with lots of sand and a gently sloping foredune that did not show any signs of recent erosion.  I observed one vehicle and a few people as well as tracks of vehicles, dogs,...read more

2012

April 21, 2012 - powston1
There was lots of human activity on this sunny, warm weekend day: Relaxing, walking, playing in the sand, and riding horses. The beach has accumulated lots of sand during the winter, but the surfline shows evidence of rip currents. The beach was very clean--probably because of its steepness and recent...read more

2010

June 20, 2010 - powston1
The beach was busy on this nice, sunny, Sunday afternoon--one of the few sunny days this year. Most of the mile fronts Bob Straub State Park. Activities noted were dog-walking, strolling, playing in the sand, kite flying, playing in the surf, and picnicking. The beach was more narrow than usual...read more
March 18, 2010 - powston1
An eagle, gulls, crows, and sanderlings were seen--all alive and well. The beach was very clean and windswept and had quite a bit of sand on it.read more

2009

November 30, 2009 - powston1
This survey turned up the most dead wildlife that we have ever encountered on this mile. There was a fairly strong storm earlier in the month, however. There was a layer of sand over the parking lot on the lee side of the foredune; we have never seen that before...read more
September 11, 2009 - powston1
This was a spectacular day on the central Oregon coast, and we saw lots of people enjoying it in a variety of ways (sitting, walking, horseback riding, flying, fishing offshore). The 30 people we saw on our mile were many more than usual. There were also a lot more vehicle...read more
  • The day was clear, calm, and warm.  Lots of people were on the beach, but we found this chance to get a photo with only a couple of people in the distance.  Note the clean beach and vehicle tracks.
March 4, 2009 - powston1
The beach was relatively free of litter-type debris. There were a few big 'clumps' of bull kelp and a number of jellyfish. It was a nice morning, and we saw 15 people taking advantage of it. One fellow was recording ocean sounds with sophisticated-looking equipment to incorporate into his own...read more

2008

August 24, 2008 - powston1
The only thing to note was that there were 15 people on the beach walking dogs on this wet Sunday afternoon.read more
June 19, 2008 - powston1
It was a beautiful summer afternoon, so it was busier than usual for a weekday. Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves, and we did not observe any problems.read more
  • Four riders on the beach at Bob Straub State Park in Pacific City, Oregon.

2007

December 10, 2007 - powston1
We found the beach to look very normal for this time of year despite the strong storm that occurred a week earlier. There is nothing unusual to report.read more
  • General view of mile 259 looking south from about .25 miles from the north end of the mile.
June 17, 2007 - powston1
The survey was done on Fathers Day. So, our mile being at Bob Straub State Park, the number of people was much larger (42) than normal. The beach and foredune were pretty clean and unremarkable. Sand was building up on the beach as it normally does in the summer.read more
March 15, 2007 - powston1
In a brief, second-visit to our mile this quarter, we saw that the steep drop-off from the foredune to the wet sand beach in late January is still present. The Bob Straub SP restroom that had heavy graffiti on it in late January now has a fresh coat of paint.read more
January 24, 2007 - powston1
Mother Nature has created a steep bank from the west side of the foredune down to the wet sand beach along much of the mile. The restroom at Bob Straub State Park was heavily tagged with graffiti.read more
  • The photo shows some of the steep bank from the foredune to the wet sand beach.  This is a new phenomenon for this mile.