Mile 295

Nedonna Beach
Tillamook County

Latitude: 45.646354801801
Longitude: -123.941204461450
  • 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.
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Nedonna Beach
Mile 295 Reports (31)


September 11, 2021 - allison
  • nedonna marsh
July 18, 2021 - nedonnaman
February 8, 2021 - Koptiuch
Stunning to see the enormous number of logs washed onto the more
  • Piles of logs cover the high beach south of the jetty
  • Piles of logs cover the high beach looking south from the jetty
  • Minimal wrack line looking north from one mile south of the jetty
  • Driftwood fort built atop the dunes' sharp 3' vertical edge
  • Steep 7-10 foot vertical edge cut into the dunes by the king tides
  • Sharp, three-foot vertical edge to the dunes, with giant log pitched over it
  • Steep drop at south entrance to mile 295
  • Minus tide view of shore from water's edge
  • South jetty explorations at low minus-tide
  • Tide pool on the south jetty
  • Harvesting mussels for dinner
  • King tide dune erosion threatens homes at Nadona Beach
  • Kids play at one of many driftwood forts on Nadona Beach
  • King tide logs, a new fort, and a roof of a home now closer to the sea's edge
  • Lots more to Nadona beach at a minus-tide low, just before dusk


December 14, 2020 - Koptiuch

It was the height of the king tides. About 50°, mild breeze, intermittent sunshine. No real beach to walk on safely. When the waves ebbed they left a little beach space up near the dunes, but intermittently the water surged rapidly all the way up to the edge of more

November 8, 2020 - Koptiuch

Beautiful sunny Sunday at low tide, breezy and chilly at about 48°. Pretty big surf. Saw 25 people and 4 dogs upon entering at north end of Nadonna Beach, and saw 38 people and six dogs walking back up my mile from the south. Most people were walking in more

  • Nadonna Beach looking south
  • Nadonna Beach looking north
  • Man on jetty
  • Pretty big surf at Nadonna Beach
  • People hanging out at the driftwood forts on Nadonna Beach
  • People hanging out at the driftwood forts on Nadonna Beach
  • People hanging out at the driftwood forts on Nadonna Beach
  • Sea drift
  • Crescent Creek
  • Between the jetties at Nehalem River
July 11, 2020 - Koptiuch

After a rainy morning people were just starting to come out to Nadonna Beach. The tide seemed much lower than 1.7, and had created a sand bar forming a large shallow “lake” just at the shore south of the jetty. The NW wind was strong but the sea was more

  • Nadonna beach entrance signage
  • lake by south jetty
  • dead fish
  • kids flying kites
  • Pallet on beach
  • View north toward the jetty
May 23, 2020 - Koptiuch

Lots of commotion near the jetty on the north end of Nedonna Beach on this overcast morning! Earlier today a small rental boat had capsized, a man and a dog fell into the water. Both swam to the jetty safely, but the capsized boat could still be seen overturned more

  • Capsized Boat Scene, Nedonna Beach
  • Assessing the Situation of capsized boat, Nedonna Beach
  • View of Capsized Boat, Nedonna Beach
  • Rescue Vehicle Tracks, Nedonna Beach
  • Fire Department to the Rescue, Nedonna Beach
  • Foam in Driftline, Nedonna Beach
  • Driftwood "Fort", Nedonna Beach
May 3, 2020 - Koptiuch

Beach looks like it was swept clean by the tides. Left deposits of seaweed and bits of wood and stuff high up on near dunes. Scattered razor clam and blue muscle shells, crab body shells of small crabs, broken sand dollars. Small bits of wood from trees, black and more


September 6, 2019 - martyandchuck

Normal beach.  As usual, typical movement of sand that change the slope of the beach to the more

August 1, 2019 - nedonnaman

Could have been most any day this summer  when tide is very low in morning ... less dune erosion  than usual last winter, more driftwood on more

March 4, 2019 - Paulissen

Very minimal activity noted today, likely as a result of the high tide and it being a Monday. We noticed a very high concentration of washed up moon jellies, unlike what we have seen in the more


December 22, 2018 - martyandchuck

Pleasant day at beach, comfortable winter weather, hardly any wind, with visible sand erosion, and loss of beach. King tides reaching far up more

July 14, 2018 - nedonnaman

Very nice summer morning ... typical mid-summer beachread more


October 12, 2017 - nedonnaman
July 26, 2017 - nedonnaman

Typical summer beach.  Most of the heavy drfitwood accumulation from the winter is gone ... up in smoke or used to make forts and shelters.  Unlike many past years, there has not been any mowing of dune grass.  Mile 294 to the south gets a lot more use and more

January 23, 2017 - nedonnaman

Effects of storms and high tides over last couple of weeks striking -- northern half mile shows major erosion of fore dune.  Lots of large logs high up on beach; relatively few smaller pieces.  Fair amount of sand added to beach; looks more like mid-summer width than usual winter. read more


August 15, 2016 - nedonnaman

Pretty typical summer beach. Most notable feature is fact that there is substantially more driftwood on beach than in recent past ... result of last winter's more


July 23, 2012 - martyandchuck
A very quiet time @ the beach, only a few people, with beach fairly clean. Sand has shifted, some drift wood is covered,although much remains. Have found some plastic bottles from Japan in the past, but this visit just noticed more


September 3, 2011 - martyandchuck
Report for Septemberread more


August 10, 2010 - skyhar8000
An excellent hike. Very little trash found. We did encounter a gigantic bull sea lion -- we went one way, and he went the other. No seals seen, but plenty of evidence that they continue to use the area -- body drag marks, etc. Very nice to find another more
August 2, 2010 - skyhar8000
Almost directly in front of our family beach cabin in North Rockaway Beach, I discovered a dead fish. Apparently an adult salmon of one species or another. Corpse is almost completely intact except for the eyes. (We get almost NO washed-in large marine life of ANY type.) Cause of more
June 21, 2010 - skyhar8000
Found the corpse of a ray or skate washed up. Very unusual for this area. Body was perhaps 18-24 inches front to back (not including the tail and 30-36 inches wide. No apparent cause of death, a little decay but not more
June 17, 2010 - skyhar8000
Found seal pup on beach. Called local police station, and the volunteer at the desk notified the local wildlife network. As I returned from my walk, a state parks person was at the scene and an adult seal had just returned to pick up and swim off with the more


December 6, 2009 - martyandchuck
The beach continues to have large logs/driftwood on it, making walking to shoreline difficult. Dead pelican noted among the more
  • sad to see but unsure if it was anything but a natural death.


October 19, 2008 - martyandchuck
Beautiful day. Many areas where beach grasses have been 'mowed'. Not sure if this is appropriate or not; will try to find out. After seeing 2 dead Humboldt squid on our mile, we heard that this has been considerable especially in more
September 7, 2008 - martyandchuck

Owners of house on beach drive have mown down all the beach grasses in front of house (the dune area) to better see the ocean (!!??)read more

May 31, 2008 - martyandchuck
Some movement in driftwood. Two large pieces of a dock on shore as 'driftwood' from someplace more
March 1, 2008 - martyandchuck
After rainy morning (with hail), afternoon was mostly sunny and more


November 21, 2007 - martyandchuck
Beautiful weather. Lots of folks arriving for Thanksgiving weekend. About 1/2 dozen dead birds sighted in the sand. They aren't sea gulls but not sure what more
October 27, 2007 - martyandchuck
Overall the beach looks much more like it did 4 years ago when we first began walking along it. The sand is more level and less debris on the shore with no sightings of any dead animals, the weather was too good to be true.. global warming???read more
June 12, 2007 - martyandchuck

Quiet - saw bald eagle and also osprey flying over ocean. Very few seagulls - beach appears to be returning after sand loss this more