Mile 296

South end Nehalem Beach, Nehalem Bay SP
Tillamook County

Latitude: 45.661074281128
Longitude: -123.939598049420
Vehicles:
  • 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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South end Nehalem Beach, Nehalem Bay SP
Mile 296 Reports (16)

2018

June 12, 2018 - Coopersmith

Many new signs. Since the last time:; the beach is semi blocked. Shorebird preserve: pedestrians must walk on wet sand only. No dogs, bikes, motorized vehicles. Every 50 yards a stake with a sign : March 15-Sept 15 Snow Plover Preserve: Keep out. Near North Jetty: Not constructed for public access.read more

February 13, 2018 - Coopersmith

Gorgeous day: low temperature brought out only the hardiest, well-wrapped walkers. Beach looks good. As usual in winter, high waves and loads of driftwood.read more

2013

October 6, 2013 - Coopersmith
Since this mile, ending in the Nehalem Bay North Jetty, is in a state park and activity is patrolled by park rangers, it is clean. No human debris and very little natural debris sighted on this windswept beach. Dunes half-covered by new grass.read more

2010

June 10, 2010 - Coopersmith
Aside from noted litter, otherwise clean; no erosion or interference.read more
May 18, 2010 - skyhar8000
This afternoon I hiked the length of the South Nehalem Jetty. Near the end of the jetty, I discovered two large tarps. One is caught in rocks and wood. The other one, I managed to dig out and haul back. Wind blowing, waves crashing, rain pelting down, and me jumping...read more
March 19, 2010 - Coopersmith
Unusual to see hikers climbing on N. Jetty. Jetty showed extra driftwood and logs on top, indicating rougher seas than we observed from shore. Still paradise.read more

2009

October 6, 2009 - Coopersmith
Exceptionally clean beach. East end of jetty covered with sand, making it look much shorter. The huge barnacle-covered tree trunk that I have been observing for years is gone. All is well.read more
July 11, 2009 - Coopersmith
11 People. Almost no litter except for a red foil balloon, now half its original size.read more
April 10, 2009 - Coopersmith
Many jellyfish pieces. Light (7) human use, not one speck of litter on beach or dunes path.read more

2008

December 2, 2008 - [email protected]
Very few people or dogs on this walk, none on mile 296. I did not complete the south portion of mile 296.read more
June 27, 2008 - Coopersmith
Exquisitely clean + windsweptread more
April 13, 2008 - Coopersmith
Staggering beauty; heartbreaking litter. Evidence of winter storm activity.read more
January 1, 2008 - Coopersmith
Winter storms brought usual mass of driftwood + logs up to dune grass. Lots on jetty, too.Collected 3 gallon-sized chunks of white styrofoam. Sure wish styro. could be recycled: worst man-made hazard to marine life, + lasts indefinitely. Saw red fishing float + blue marine rope tangled in tree stump...read more

2007

September 24, 2007 - Coopersmith
No human disturbance or litter. 5 dogs, 3 horses. Saw 7 brown pelicans, flying + fishing.read more
July 8, 2007 - Coopersmith
Unusual concentration of seagulls of all ages fishing with pelicans (more than ever seen before)read more
January 15, 2007 - Coopersmith
MAJOR LITTER (needs a truck to remove):Red buoy washed up on dune; White plastic shelter by GRI-Plastics, Grassie, Ontario: big enough for a small family or 2 St. Bernards.read more