Mile 300

Manzanita Beach, Manzanita, Neahkahnie Beach
Tillamook County

Latitude: 45.723220133787
Longitude: -123.942350362540
  • 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.
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Manzanita Beach, Manzanita, Neahkahnie Beach
Mile 300 Reports (50)


September 2, 2021 - cpendergrass

Almost half of the people seen were kite surfers. The dead Mola mola was a sigificant find...the first I've found in 5 years of CoastWatch surveys. They are not uncommon in the open ocean near Manzanita but are rare on the more

  • Mola mola
  • kite surfer


December 12, 2020 - llucaskmehra
November 27, 2020 - llucaskmehra

Very clean, people social distancing and wearing masks. No plastic bits in the driftline. Parking area tidy - no overflowing more

November 11, 2020 - llucaskmehra
October 1, 2020 - llucaskmehra

All is wellread more

January 11, 2020 - mccannavc

These observations were recorded during a King High Tide.  12:00PM on 1/11/2020.

The Cape Elizabeth Buoy reported 9.5 high tide, 16 kts WNW, 21 kts gusts, and significant wave heights of 29 feet.  It was partly cloudy with a temperature of 44 degrees.

The beach more


December 1, 2019 - llucaskmehra

Rainy day so fewer people on this holiday weekend Sunday. Friday was sunny and more than 200 people and their dogs were enjoying - walking, running, exercising dogs, throwing footballs, kites, surfing, a few splashing in the water.

No animals other than one flock of birds on Sunday - a group of sandpipers - more

August 18, 2019 - mccannavc

Mile 300


Sunday Morning

6:30am - 9:00am

The surf was 3-4 feet waist to chest high. The scent of beach fire was notable.

There was evidence of human beach activity prior to my arrival - 6 sand castles, 4 large holes in the sand, misc. more


November 25, 2018 - llucaskmehra

Lovely days for November, observations over four days - many people enjoying the beach with dogs, upwards of 200 on Friday. No wildlife likely as a result of the busy tourist weekend. Sea gulls enjoying a brackish pool were the only critters. Dog fecal matter was seen left behind more


August 31, 2017 - Volunteer Trainer

I found this murre chick on the beach at Manzanita, August 31. I took it to a rehab lady in Rockaway Beach (recommended by the Wildlife Center in Astoria) an hour or so after recovering it, but unfortunately it died as we arrived at her facility.  Anyway, I thought more

  • Murre Chick-Manzanita 8/31/17
July 19, 2017 - [email protected]

Unusual increase in dead grebes on Mile more


December 21, 2016 - [email protected]
September 19, 2016 - [email protected]

Decapitated seal on beach.  Cormorant, gull only other more

May 27, 2016 - [email protected]

May Reportread more

  • starfish, Manzanita Beach, Manzanita, Neahkahnie Beach
  • vellella on beach
March 9, 2016 - [email protected]

I forgot to post this on 110215 - dead shark at foot of North Avenue on Mile 300read more

  • dead shark that lingered quite a while at the foot of North Avenue.
March 8, 2016 - [email protected]

Purple, very slippery small organisms. What are they - krill?read more

  • slippery purple small organisms; On the beach
  • slippery purple small organisms on Oregon beach


August 24, 2015 - [email protected]
Dead murres on north beach of Manzanitaread more
January 3, 2015 - beachmike
I just received a phone call in regard to a large number of dead Cassin's Auklets currently washing up on Manzanita Beach. She counted over a hundred in the span of a quarter mile from Laneda more


October 17, 2014 - [email protected]
Excess of dead birds on mile 300read more
October 7, 2014 - [email protected]
I've seen 4 dead Grebes on mile 300read more


August 29, 2013 - beachmike
Submitted by a guest to the website:We are vacationing in Manzanita for a week. Yesterday, we walked the beach and found one dead gull. Today we found six dead adults and adolescent gulls in a strip of beach only about 150 yards. Also a dead sea lion on the rocks, more
April 7, 2013 - beachmike
Stormy morning on the coast. No signs of tsunami debris. Found one interesting post, but it didn't look as if it had been at sea very long and was held together by modern-looking more


June 16, 2012 - beachmike
I noted a few pieces of unusual debris (flat and rounded foam-based materials) that could be tsunami-related, based purely upon reports I've seen of other such objects on TV. See attached photos. The largest of which was roughly the size of a more
  • Large tree in foreground washed up root-ball and all.  Halfway submerged beneath the dune.
  • I found three pieces like this.
April 14, 2012 - beachmike
Very popular day on the coast. Everything is pretty clean, due mostly to the recent SOLV event. Didn't see any readily apparent tsunami debris in this more


May 21, 2011 - beachmike
Overall, the mile appears to be in good shape. Heavily used, but remarkably clean of litter, considering. Very little wildlife observed this time more


September 29, 2010 - beachmike
Beach was extremely clean from the recent cleanup weekend. Very few people on the beach for such a lovely day. I soon realized that it may have something to do with the salps ( These things are covering the beach right now from the driftline right down to more
August 15, 2010 - beachmike
Pod of orcas 500 yards off Manzanita beach right now! Easily six to eight fins visible at any given time. Perfect viewing weather. Look just north of Ocean and Manzanita intersection to see them. They've been circling for an hour or more
April 18, 2010 - beachmike
Significant shoreline activity along access trail "8", about a quarter mile south of Laneda Ave. Much of the foredune has been scraped away across a section of beach about a 100 yards across. Behind it, a large section of new beachgrass has been planted in a grid-like formation in more
February 14, 2010 - beachmike
Almost like the 4th of July on the beach today, based on visitor traffic. Too many people to accurately count, but definitely in the low hundreds. About one dog for every 7 of them. None on leash, but mostly just chasing each other. We picked up a little trash more
January 2, 2010 - beachmike
Very stormy day on the coast around noon today. The sea-foam was 1-2 feet high along the driftline. The surf was rushing in right up to the beachgrass, catching many walkers off-guard and causing a few last-minute dashes toward Ocean more
  • A sneaker wave comes ashore on Manzanita Beach.


October 30, 2009 - [email protected]
Walking on mile 300 each morning, I am NOT seeing a recent excess of dead birds. (We did find a dead human 2 weeks ago). Beach is almost pure more
October 18, 2009 - [email protected]
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October 11, 2009 - beachmike
The beach appeared clean and almost swept free of anything to report. It was difficult to even find the driftline. About the only negative I observed today is that the horseback riders are still not cleaning up after their horses. As they're riding along the surfline, this could be more
  • Lots of beach walkers today!
September 16, 2009 - [email protected]
Large number of dead birds (10) reported on this more
September 5, 2009 - beachmike
This is a heavily used beach, particularly on these holiday weekends, but it manages to stay reasonably clean. Every drift-log is typically heavily torched from campfires, making for a bit of an eyesore. Almost all dogs are off-leash on the beach, but I didn't notice any chasing birds (mostly more
June 13, 2009 - beachmike
Despite the high use of this beach, it remains pretty pristine in terms of accumulated trash and other human impact. My only complaint is that folks tend to torch every large log or stump that washes up. But overall, it appears that the overall cleanliness of the beach encourages more
February 1, 2009 - [email protected]
Jellyfish every 10 feet. 11 people more


December 30, 2008 - [email protected]
Dead birds: Northern Fulmar, Sheerwater, Rhinoceros Auklet. 23 people, 4 playing in more
November 25, 2008 - [email protected]
Large patch of knotweed growing at north end of mile 300. Light use: 4 people, 2 more
November 1, 2008 - beachmike
The beach was really clean. I couldn't find anything to pick up. Dogs were all off-leash except for one, but none were observed chasing wildlife. There are a few companies that lead horseback trips along the shoreline, but the owners appear to make no attempt to pick up after more
  • Representative of the beach crowd that day.  A few strollers with dogs.  Someone practicing kitesurfing on the shore
  • The pelicans were making many dives into the surf, so I'm guessing there's some decent fishing out there.  Amazing display of fishing prowess in the heavy wind and waves.
September 26, 2008 - [email protected]
Light human use (7). Nothing much to comment more
September 8, 2008 - [email protected]
Heavy use by humans (35) and dogs (6). Pelicans still active. 6 dead more
August 23, 2008 - [email protected]
Very heavy human use (102). Beach grass seems to be spreading and the dunes building more
March 4, 2008 - [email protected]
Very little human activity on this day. Huge amounts of driftwood. Creek runoff moved by storms.A very quiet day. It felt like nobody else was here. Eventually I saw in the distance what appeared to be a parent and a child. A very peaceful mood. At the end of more


November 23, 2007 - JCampf
Thanksgiving weekend -- unusual # (82) of people on beach. Sunny & more
November 21, 2007 - [email protected]
What a fabulous crisp, sunny, winter more
September 5, 2007 - [email protected]
Nothing extraordinary. Dead harbor seal, sculpted more
June 7, 2007 - [email protected]
Several eagle sightings. Few dead birds. Large driftwood & plywood structure nailed together on beach for more than a month. No action yet taken by Nehalem State Park regarding dangerous structure on more
April 27, 2007 - [email protected]
A great deal of wood on beach at the wrack -- must have been a big storm at high tide sometime earlier.Walking to Jetty miles 298-297 saw about 1000 migrating shorebirds (heading north in groups of 50 - 150) including dunlins, p.b. plover but mostly sandpipers (least, western)read more
January 25, 2007 - [email protected]
Dead sea lion at north end of beach. Pretty more