- Motor vehicle travel is prohibited from the north boundary of Nehalem Bay State Park (45° 42.2196', Mile 299), southerly to the south boundary of the Boy Scout property north of Sand Lake (45° 18.6444', Mile 268), except as follows: Motor vehicles essential to and engaged in boat launchings will be allowed any time during the year for a distance of 300 feet northwest from (45° 26.4036' 123° 57.2052', Mile 279), near Happy Camp.
Since it was a Saturday, the beach was relatively busy. Many people were walking their dogs... mostly unleashed!read more
There was quite a lot of erosion of the cliffs and sand dunes near THE CAPES gated community.
Otherwise, the beach was clean with little debris following our recent KING TIDES!read more
Clear and warm. Very few people out. Watched the sunset. Saw one fishing boat at mouth of bay.read more
8 people on the beach. Large piece of driftwood smoldering from a fire that had not been properly extinguished. Monday morning observing the remnants of human activity over the weekend. Besides the smoldering driftwood, there was some litter (water bottle, Styrofoam cup, paper), and a couple of new driftwood forts. Noticed that...read more