- 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.
Motor vehicle travel is prohibited from the south line of Oswald West State Park (45° 44.4000', Mile 301), southerly to the north boundary of Nehalem Bay State Park (45° 42.2196', Mile 299), except as follows:
(A) Between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon, October 1 through April 30;
(B) Motor vehicles essential to and engaged in boat launchings will be allowed any time during the year.
- There is hereby established a 15 MPH maximum speed limit within those areas of the ocean shore where motor vehicle travel is permitted pursuant to OAR 736-024-0015 within the city limits of Manzanita, in Tillamook County, Oregon.
The season is definitely winding down with only 33 people and 11 dogs. 8 beached birds including a barred owl and 3 rhinoceros auklets. There were many large translucent moon jellies at the tide line. read more
Summer was in full swing on Manzanita's beach. 179 people and 17 dogs were counted amongst the sand castles and hammocks. Families frolicked in the cool Pacific waters.The driftline content, also known as the wrack, contained a multitude of Dungenous crab parts. Vistors assumed there had been some big die-off...read more
A quiet day on Manzanita's beach with more driftwood than usual. Winter storms have carved the dunes back such that the berm created as the dunes meet the slope of the beach is steeper than in the summer months. read more
16 people and 3 dogs noted. Recent stormy weather has brought in large driftwood as well as an egg case from a Big Skate (Raja binoculata). An egg case, sometimes known as a mermaid’s purse, is the casing made from collagen protein strands that surrounds the eggs of oviparous (egg-laying)...read more
The summer crush of tourists has passed...only 6 strolling people and 3 dogs were noted in addition to 4 dead common murres and 1 dead cormorant. More brown macroalgae (seaweed) had washed in than has been usual in the past few months. After an unusually dry summer, the build-up of...read more
Crowded on the beach on the day after the 4th of July...255 people and 16 dogs. Golfing and a softball game in addition to the more usual digging of holes, building sand castles and cycling. Mild weather and calm ocean with minimal algae and kelp in the driftline. read more
Activities of note on the beach ranged from building sand castles to riding bikes. A significant influx of dead Velella (invertebrates in the same family Cnidaria as jellies) have arrived from the open ocean to the beach as a result of the wind shift from the south winds of winter...read more
Significant influx of decaying Velella velella at the drift line. 42 people including 2 bicyclists; 13 walking/running; 15 playing in surf; 8 playing in sand; 4 sitting plus 3 dogs. read more
Martin Luther King holiday weekend...mild weather. Breezy enough for kite flying. 14 people, 1 dog, 1 dead Northern Fulmar, 1 dead seal, algae at the driftline.read more
Blustery weather today contributed to low numbers of people and dogs...just 7 people and 3 dogs. Only kelp and algae were noticed in the driftline. Blowing sand obscured anything that might have been on the beach...a single dead bird, a northern fulmar was seen. Northern fulmars spend their lives at...read more
Summertime scenario...no rain, lots of people, lots of dead common murres, lots of people inquiring about the large number of dead birds. I explained that it is part of the murre life cycle for many birds to die after the breeding season and that it happens every year at this...read more
28 is an unusually high number of people to encounter on the beach midweek in April and was likely due to spring break. A tall driftwood structure and a young couple playing with an enormous soccer ball in the drizzle may also have been related to spring break. Most people were walking along the water...read more
27 people and 7 dogs noted on calm day before Manzanita experienced 60 mph winds and 7" rain over the following 2 days. Pix attached of a dead short-tailed shearwater...a species of the open sea that is seldom seen alive from the shore.read more
Good weather: tourists are returning following the 10-14-16 tornado: 72 people, 10 dogs, 0 cars
Remains of dead sea lion
Roof and window repairs to homes damaged by 10-14-16 tornado
Typical shallow beach profile of summer, very strong south wind, blowing sand, spitting rain. One kitesurfer had left his rig unattended on the beach where it was becoming inundated with blowing sand.read more
Merry Christmas everyone. What a lovely day to walk this beautiful beach. The dune erosion was significant enough that we didn't recognize that part of the beach. The stream near access 14 was almost completely clogged with logs and debris.read more
About 23 people and six or more dogs were enjoying a sunny spell on mile 299. The beach is mostly clear of driftwood and there was very little litter.read more