Mile 298

Nehalem Beach, Nehalem Bay SP 2
Tillamook County

Latitude: 45.692105430817
Longitude: -123.939031167490
  • 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.
Tides: NOAA Tide Predictions. Click on the station nearest to your location to see predicted tides in graphical and tabular formats.
Nehalem Beach, Nehalem Bay SP 2
Mile 298 Reports (20)


July 12, 2022 - LeboC

Very little human-made debris on beach. Folks were being very respectful of plover more

February 4, 2022 - LeboC

The beach was empty. No plastics or trash were observed. We stumbled across 10 western snowy plovers on the north end of our survey. Shorebirds were hunkered down in deep foot prints in the sand--providing some shelter from the rain. Woody debris on the beach was composed of mostly large wood pieces. read more

  • western snowy plovers
  • sanderlings


July 21, 2019 - Sue R.

From the entrance to the beach from the state park, walking north, I saw about 40 people, eight dogs, three horses, lots of washed up upside-down crabs, and several small beached jellyfish.  There was one pair of car tire tracks.

Walking south from the access point there were large two more


January 12, 2013 - nkn pete
Had 7 members of the NKN Natural Resource/Envir club & 2 adults observing the beach and removing litter. Collected 6 SOLV size plastic bags of litter. Mostly plastic bottles, styrofoam, and a inflatable camping matress. Debris looked like it was local not much tsunami debris more


February 11, 2012 - nkn pete
There were 17 members of the NKN Nat'l Resource/Envir. Club to help with the beach cleanup and coastal monitoring. We collected 3.5 SOLV bags of debris (mostly all plastic and styrofoam) & one 30' plastic fishing rope. No evidence of tsunami debris. Monitored bird mortality, and checked beach for more


April 16, 2011 - nkn pete
Beach very clean only collected one SOLV bag of trash. We had 12 members of our NKN Natural Resource/Envir. Club survey & collect litter. We cut Scotch Broom for the Nehalem Bay state park when we finished our shore more


December 30, 2010 - nkn pete
Area was very clean. Less than one SOLV size bag of trash collected, mostly plastic. No evidence of oil or marine pollution. Only one dead gull seen. We saw a young seal in the surf. It was acting normal. There were recent tracks of a vehicle that was riding more
June 10, 2010 - nkn pete
Done with NKN 6th Grade Middle School (covered the beach from the base of the dune to the shore). Thorough cleanup using 55 kids. Only 2 SOLV bags collected. Found a long message in a bottle. Also cut Scotch Broom for more
February 15, 2010 - nkn pete
Seven members of the Natural Resource/Environment Club worked on this monitoring activity. No mortality -- everything looks clean and good today. Beach very clean only 0.5 SOLV of litter collected. We cut Scotch Broom for NBSP after our monitoring more


November 1, 2009 - nkn pete
Walked mile 298 to check for dead birds. Observed:1 ancient murrelet quite old just wings1 black footed albatross older both wings still attached to shoulder girdle1 western grebe -- fresh entire carcass.Less than 1/2 bag of trash collected.Met mile 297 people who also did a bird mortality more
October 24, 2009 - [email protected]
A beautiful day and a beautiful beach. This is our first visit to this area. There were sporadic clumps of kelp, lots of crab shells and large pieces of driftwood. The beach was clean of trash which surprised us since the park had many campers in it. There were more
September 19, 2009 - nkn pete
Beach was very clean. Our NKN National Resource/Envir Club only collected 1 full SOLV bag + 1 clump of more


November 22, 2008 - nkn pete
Light human use (6 people, 3 dogs). Very little litter.Had members of the NKN Nat'l Resource Club with us. We documented the amount + type of litter for the International Coastal Cleanup Project on their data card + submitted it to the Ocean Conservancy in Wash. more
September 20, 2008 - nkn pete
We also helped with the SOLV beach cleanup. Found an old derelict tent, and collected one SOLV bag of trash. (Beach was clean.) We completed the international survey of litter found on the beach for Ocean Conservancy. Ten students from the NKN Natural Resource club helped with this survey more
June 11, 2008 - nkn pete
Heavy (73) human use. First time we didn't see any beached birds. ~20 NKN Middle School students participated in the monitoring/clean up - only 1 SOLV-size bag of debris (mostly plastic bottles) collected, some with oriental writing. Most students participated in the nature hike + estuary science activities following the more
May 10, 2008 - nkn pete
Beach berm still steep from winter storms, but beginning to flatten out.Observation done with NKN Nat'l Resource Club members. We also cleaned the beach, a total of 1 SOLV bag collected. Most of the litter was plastic. One 3'-long rectangular styrofoam float material collectedread more
January 29, 2008 - nkn pete
December storm - really changed the beach. Large over 4m wide pile of tree trunks + branches from flood throughout mile surveyed.Much erosion of beach + dune - cut back and steep angle ~ 40° to high tide zone. Six ft drop from edge of dune to more


September 15, 2007 - nkn pete
Beach was clean of debris. We collected less than 1/2 SOLV bag. This project was done with NKN Nat'l Resource Club members from the NKN Middle + High Schools. We also completed an Ocean Conservancy Cleanup Data Card today.We also walked and collected debris about 1 mile south through more
June 7, 2007 - nkn pete
It was the first time we did not see any dead birds in years!!There were about 30 - 40 Dungeness crab cases along beach. They may have been molts.Beach was clean - 2 SOLV-size bags of trash collected mostly plastic. 1 3ft by 2' styrofoam float with rope tied more
February 3, 2007 - nkn pete
Surveyed the beach with members of the NKN Natural Resources Club. Two full SOLV bags of trash collected, 1 10-gal plastic can + one 3' plastic yard fence. Most garbage ~90% was plastic (land based) except for the plastic (5%) rope found, glass bottles more