Mile 264

Tierra Del Mar
Tillamook County

Latitude: 45.254060084394
Longitude: -123.967195231460
  • Motor vehicle travel is allowed at any time from the mouth of Sand Lake (45° 16.6920', Mile 266) southerly to the base of the headland north of Cape Kiwanda (45° 13.3248', Mile 262), except as follows: From the mouth of Sand Lake (45° 16.6920', Mile 266), southerly to the approximate north boundary of Cape Kiwanda State Park property (45° 14.7900', Mile 263), motor vehicle travel is prohibited May 1 through September 30 and from sunrise to sunset on legal holidays (as defined in ORS Chapter 187) and on Saturdays and Sundays between October 1 and April 30.
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Tierra Del Mar
Mile 264 Reports (27)


July 11, 2022 - rbourke

Warm windy afternoon. No issues to report. read more

May 27, 2022 - QuanB

Cloudy with incoming storm clouds on the horizon. Higher number of people on the beach than usual because of the Memorial Day weekend. Some nutjob doing vehicle donuts on the sand in the prohibited vehicle more

May 6, 2022 - QuanB

Nice, sunny, late afternoon with few folks on the shoreline.  Beach pretty clean.  Concerned about the big hole someone dug which at night will cause a more

April 11, 2022 - QuanB

Lots of broken seashells all along the shoreline...have never seen that before.  Picked up various plastic debris.  It hailed this morning and rained most of the day, but the clouds cleared for about an hour late more

March 31, 2022 - QuanB

Wonderful, beach was clean, and hardly any people.  Just a flock of Jonathan Livingston Seagulls. Tangy, salt scent in air and nice cloud formations with sun going more

March 5, 2022 - QuanB

Nice sunshine brought in the crowds mostly on the vehicle allowed side of the beach.  Some one dumped a pallet on the rocks near the vehicle access entrance so I got my car and hauled it away.  read more

March 1, 2022 - QuanB

The high tides reached up into the dune faces and brought up more wood debris.  Also a green trash bin washed up near the dune and was filled up with sand.  I will email the ranger to pick it up off the more

February 21, 2022 - QuanB

Not happy with the crab shells/lemon peels left on the sand as well as the human feces.  Concerned that the campfire ashes should have been covered with sand so ashes won't blow more

February 12, 2022 - QuanB

Nice weather brought out the crowds, about 50 people.  Was concerned about the 2 campfires on the beach, one of them close to the dunes and more

January 15, 2022 - rbourke

There was a tsunami advisory for aprox. 8:40 in the morning.  I didn't witness the waves, but it seems that it came up almost to the dunes and included a large amount of micro and larger plastic along with many pyrosomes, sea pickles. Photos more

  • plastic in the tideline. this is representative of the entire mile 264.
  • "Sea Pickle" pyrosome aprox. 5" long


October 31, 2021 - rbourke

Unseasonably warm for late October.  Clean beach with very few people. read more

January 7, 2021 - rbourke

Dune removal. See photos. Also, the Facebook drilling was active with a large loud machine working.  read more


August 15, 2020 - rbourke

More cars parked at the end of Pollock Ave. than ever before and  more people on the beach than previous more

April 20, 2020 - rbourke

The large sign on the sand at marker 34B of Sitka Sedge Park warning against driving any further north on the beach has been pushed more

  • downed no-driving sign at marker 34B
March 13, 2020 - rbourke

Heavy equipment in place, noise curtains installed and removal of all vegitation on the lot, save for a few feet between shoreline and chain link more

  • Facebook drilling project, Tierra del Mar Oregon 3/13/20


November 11, 2018 - rbourke

Dune fire pit much closer to beach grass that what is more

  • Fire pit near beach grass


May 28, 2011 - rbourke
All in all the beach was pretty more


April 4, 2010 - rbourke
The big change was the addition of new riprap that covers the ocean frontage on about 10 lots, most more


October 17, 2009 - smish73
There were 2 boats close to shore speeding. Within the hour a 2-3 foot juvenile salmon shark washed up bleeding with a prop cut that severed it's tail. cause of death most likely suffocation and bleed more
August 22, 2009 - rbourke
Large quantities of horse manure at driftline, piles every 3 or 4 feet for an extensive length of the beach, extending into mile 265. We find such a large quantity of horse manure troubling and worry about the effect on human health and recreational activities in an otherwise pristine more
  • Kids digging in the sand within a few feet of piles of horse manure
  • child's footprints with manure in tide line
  • Sign offering beach horse rides on Roma Street, Tierra Del Mar
  • debris including horse manure in high tide line
March 8, 2009 - rbourke
Only remarkable change is the large number of jellyfish washed up at more


October 25, 2008 - rbourke
About normal for this time of year. Less dune erosion than in some previous more
July 3, 2008 - rbourke
As is usual, the beach is quite clean. Even after the Labor Day weekend, there was no litter to be more


September 9, 2007 - rbourke
Beach was very clean and more
May 7, 2007 - connierbruce
Did not notice anything unusual this visit. Tide as far out as we have ever seen it, lots of rocks exposed, shorebird flocks in migration, no dead birds or marine more
April 28, 2007 - rbourke
very little to note. Beach was very clean. Thank you SOLV!read more
February 18, 2007 - rbourke
Due to the bad weather, very little human or bird activity. Extremely large piece of a ship, barge or dock on north end of mile 264. This could present a danger if anyone was close and it was hit by the surf. I would estimate that it is aprox. more