Mile 303

Oswald West SP, Smuggler Cove, Short Sand Beach
Tillamook County

Latitude: 45.758949776562
Longitude: -123.968684394510
Vehicles:
  • 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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Oswald West SP, Smuggler Cove, Short Sand Beach
Mile 303 Reports (8)

2012

March 4, 2012 - Lisa Lynch
A plastic wrapper with Japanese writing was in the drift line. The south cliff looks look there has been some erosion over winter. Fallen trees were present along the side of the cliff. Morphology of the sand bars and cliff has changed. There were more pebbles than usual in the...read more

2011

December 4, 2011 - Lisa Lynch

Large number of people; signficant marine debris.read more

December 1, 2011 - Lisa Lynch
Observed nothing but ordinary recreational activities.read more
October 23, 2011 - Lisa Lynch
It was a fairly typical day at Oswald. Overcast, people surfing, and people with their dogs. The afternoon was busy with tourists, but as it got later in the day, there were mostly surfers left at the beach. The only things of interest to note was a large of amount...read more
June 5, 2011 - Lisa Lynch
It was warm and calm. It was very cloudy with a little fog. The air was still. Several tiny fish, about an inch long were in the water in the swash zone. The beach looked clean, I did not see the plastic debris as I usually do. The drift line...read more
April 8, 2011 - Lisa Lynch
Deceased young 40-45lbs harbor seal on beach near high tide line at south end.read more
March 19, 2011 - Lisa Lynch
Trail up to Devils Cauldron was in good condition, but muddy. Suspension bridge showed some sign of wear and graffiti was present at the bridge. Several plastic water bottles were on the rocks off the beach. Drift line near north end of beach was dense with small plastic particulates.Water Quality...read more

2009

October 9, 2009 - beachmike
I didn't see any signs of man-made or major natural changes to this section of the coast. Despite the fact that this is such a heavily used beach, I didn't find any garbage. The people seemed pretty respectful of their surroundings. The number of cars in the parking lot is...read more
  • Lots of feathers!