Mile 301

Neahkahnie Beach north, Oswald West SP
Tillamook County

Latitude: 45.737459954216
Longitude: -123.952194876020
Vehicles:
  • 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.

  • Motor vehicle travel is prohibited from the Clatsop County-Tillamook County line (45° 46.9902', Mile 306), southerly to the south line of Oswald West State Park (45° 44.4000', Mile 301).
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Neahkahnie Beach north, Oswald West SP
Mile 301 Reports (38)

2017

December 1, 2017 - beachmike

Expected seasonal detritus and velella.  Otherwise, beach very clean.read more

2016

December 16, 2016 - beachmike

Modest quantities of washed-ashore kelp.read more

June 13, 2016 - [email protected]

Velella velella debris the only thing of note.read more

March 4, 2016 - [email protected]

March Reportread more

2015

December 2, 2015 - [email protected]

Considerable small woody pieces at driftline, resulting from recent storm surges.read more

September 9, 2015 - [email protected]
Revegetation of burned area from 2014 cliffside fire substantially complete.read more
June 1, 2015 - [email protected]
24 piles of driftwood on upper beach (rocks), waiting for favorable burning weather to remove fire hazard.read more
March 3, 2015 - [email protected]
About a dozen tepees of heavier driftwood piled up in preparation for controlled burning of same, as preventative for driftwood fires. One last summer damaged three bluffside homes.read more

2014

December 14, 2014 - [email protected]
Regrowth of vegetation designed to stabilize fire-damaged bluff proceeding well.read more
October 11, 2014 - beachmike
Sneaker Waves seen on the beach this morning. National Weather Service warns that more may possible on Sunday. Everyone appears to be minding them though. Overall, the beach is really clean right now.read more
September 10, 2014 - [email protected]
Cliffside site of driftwood fire being rehabilitated with horizontal shoring and planting.read more
September 7, 2014 - Volunteer Coordinator
these photographs from J. Joneshave been finding massive number of sand dollars on the north end of neahkahnie beach for weeks this summer 2014read more
  • This event happened throughout the summer
June 10, 2014 - [email protected]
Hardly any visible plastic/foam detritus. I note the starfish because a die-off seems to have reached Oregon (California and Washington preceded ours).read more
May 31, 2014 - beachmike
A visitor to the site submitted the following information:There has been an unusually high number of sand dollar shells on the beach recently. We have never seen this before.read more
March 6, 2014 - [email protected]
Customary post-storm flotsam; half-mile-long line of (quite picturesque) 3-high spruce.read more

2013

December 11, 2013 - Volunteer Coordinator
This report was submitted by a concerned citizen.On the beach of Neahkahnie on Dec 11, 2013 there were about 50 seastars dead on the beach. All in one area and viewed Mon and Wed. Don't know if they were the same ones both days as the tide had been in...read more
December 2, 2013 - [email protected]
Beach in a state of post-storm cleanliness.read more
September 16, 2013 - [email protected]
Seasonal beach-sand redeposition complete.read more
June 3, 2013 - [email protected]
Beach is very clean after the recent rains.read more
March 13, 2013 - [email protected]
Seasonal sand re-depositionread more

2012

December 10, 2012 - [email protected]
Recent storms have deposited a 2' band of woody debris at driftline. Wave action has removed approximately 1.5' of beach sand.read more
September 10, 2012 - [email protected]
Miniscule stranded seaweed at driftline. Otherwise, very clean.read more
June 4, 2012 - [email protected]
June Reportread more
March 12, 2012 - [email protected]
High surf; high winds.read more

2011

December 5, 2011 - [email protected]
Report for Decemberread more
September 13, 2011 - [email protected]
Band of small piles of seaweed at high-tide mark.read more
June 13, 2011 - [email protected]
Very quiet this rainy afternoon.read more
March 14, 2011 - [email protected]
One beer bottle discarded; disposed of.read more

2010

December 10, 2010 - [email protected]
Minimal anthropogenic detritus. Some dog waste.read more
September 7, 2010 - [email protected]
Wave action has produced seasonal shallow tidepools parallel to surf-line. Brown pelicans feeding beyond surf-line.read more
June 14, 2010 - [email protected]
Almost no anthropogenic beach litterread more
March 9, 2010 - [email protected]
Very quiet and clean. Several hundred western gulls resting near driftline.read more

2009

December 9, 2009 - [email protected]
Seasonal erosion of foredune by wave action.read more
September 8, 2009 - [email protected]
No dead birds. Moderate (8) human use. Tire tracks observed on beach closed to vehicles.read more
June 15, 2009 - [email protected]
Very little human/dog litter. 5 people. No dead wildlife; insignificant driftline contents.read more
March 9, 2009 - [email protected]
2 people, walking. Beach very clean, completely free of human litter.read more

2008

December 10, 2008 - [email protected]
No people on beach. No significant driftline content.read more
September 9, 2008 - [email protected]
Three dogs accompanying six walkers. Six fire rings above high tide line; one ring decorated with broken champagne bottle. 20+ brown pelicans fishing 150yd± offshore.read more