Mile 308

Arch Cape (community), Asbury Creek
Clatsop County

Latitude: 45.811869924684
Longitude: -123.965149796560
Vehicles:
  • Motor vehicle travel is prohibited between the beach ramp at Gearhart (46° 01.8570', Mile 326), southerly to the Clatsop County-Tillamook County line (45° 46.9902', Mile 306), except as follows: Operation or parking of motor vehicles used for and engaged in towing dory boat trailers or essential dory boat launchings from Sunset Drive (45° 53.2830', Mile 313) in Cannon Beach southerly to Warren Way (45° 52.3566', Mile 312) with access from Warren Way only.
  • There is hereby established a 15 MPH maximum speed limit within those areas of the ocean shore where motor vehicle travel is permitted. Said speed limitation shall extend from Ecola Creek to Arch Cape in Clatsop County, Oregon.
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Arch Cape (community), Asbury Creek
Mile 308 Reports (19)

2018

September 29, 2018 - John Markham

 Exotic pampas grass (native to South America) on face of seacliff.read more

July 31, 2018 - John Markham

Several western gulls standing on beach. Flocks of brown pelicans flying over.read more

March 1, 2018 - John Markham

Pleasant late-winter day on the beach between showers.read more

2017

October 4, 2017 - John Markham

Another pleasant warm fall day on the beach.read more

April 30, 2017 - John Markham

2015

September 23, 2015 - John Markham
The sand level is unusually high, with the high-tide line close to 100m out from shore. There were more people than expected on a weekday, but the pleasant weather was inviting. The beach appears very clean and devoid of trash.read more
June 5, 2015 - John Markham
Sand level is higher than it has been in several years. I took measurements the day before. The day at the beach was fine despite the wind. I am quite happy that here were few people to share it with me.read more
January 1, 2015 - John Markham
A fine day to start the New year with a pleasant walk on the beach. Yesterday, New Year's Day, I joined a crowd of perhaps 40 others for the traditional Arch Cape dip in the surf - it was actually enjoyable!There is more plastic debris than usual, from nerdles up...read more

2013

February 1, 2013 - John Markham
A fine day to be on the beach, though almost nobody was. There were many washed-in clumps of fresh Nereocystis leutkeana. I saw more plastic nerdles than in several years. A landslide just south of Austin Creek had dumped an elaborate wooden stairway onto the beach, and the property owner...read more

2012

August 1, 2012 - John Markham
A quiet cool day at the beach.read more
February 5, 2012 - John Markham
A beautiful spring-like day on the beach.read more

2011

September 16, 2011 - John Markham
A pleasant morning on a fine beach being enjoyed by a small gathering of respectful visitors. One neighbor formerly had a zig-zag stairway down to the beach from his home atop a high cliff with a storage shed at mid-level. The shed is now gone, and a new staircase in...read more

2010

July 7, 2010 - John Markham
No evident cause for concern. There were many flies and beetles struggling on the beach. Small washed in Nereocystis, Fucus. Molts of Cancer magister and Emerita analoga, tests of Dendraster eccentricusread more

2007

November 25, 2007 - John Markham
Quiet pleasant day.read more
June 17, 2007 - John Markham
Fine day on the beach, but an unsually large crowd of people.read more
May 13, 2007 - John Markham
People enjoying beach, driftline evident.read more

2006

June 1, 2006 - John Markham
Nothing of partcular concern seen.read more
March 2, 2006 - John Markham
Nothing out of the ordinary; birds seen: immature bald eagle, fledging grebe, many gulls.read more

2005

October 4, 2005 - John Markham
A few more dead birds than usual (2 western grebes, 2 immature gulls, 1 american crow, 4 common murre). Notable molts.read more