Mile 324

Seaside north
Clatsop County

Latitude: 46.002359929141
Longitude: -123.928719809120
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.
Tides: NOAA Tide Predictions. Click on the station nearest to your location to see predicted tides in graphical and tabular formats.
Seaside north
Mile 324 Reports (44)

2018

May 7, 2018 - annadavidcrow

I picked up about half a bag of plastic trash and bottles. 

Seemed like there were more than normal amount of dead crabs. 

Was pleasantly surprised to see mole crabs that were alive. 

I am attaching a picture of the river. It seems to be changing. Quite a few rocks that never use...read more

April 29, 2018 - annadavidcrow

It was nice to pack out a very small amount of plastics and trash. Very few people were out this afternoon. We have noticed some natural changes at the river. But because this is our 1st report we will wait to get a little more in tune with things before...read more

2014

September 5, 2014 - NHolmes
Crowded for this mile. Many people in town for car show enjoying the fantastic beach weather.read more
August 20, 2014 - NHolmes
Perfect evening for a stroll, beach very clean.read more
July 4, 2014 - NHolmes
Lovely day on the beach. Hopefully all the wildlife was heading out of town to get away from the noisy fireworks!read more
June 15, 2014 - NHolmes
Very quiet and very clean beach and sandbars. Lots of exposed sand. Only Caspian Tern activity this morning. Last Thursday it was reported hundreds of Brown Pelicans were in the estuary and on the river banks. I missed seeing them unfortunately.read more
May 5, 2014 - NHolmes
Less erosion on banks near Seaside Sewage Treatment plant this month. Some trees visible on sandbars.read more
March 17, 2014 - NHolmes
Quiet cloudy morning with only a few people and a bit of debris from the high tides.read more
February 2, 2014 - photosbyboothe
Sections of this mile contained quite a bit of debris. Grasses and algae mainly consisted of eelgrass (some even covered in what looks like hatched-out herring roe)split kelp, and graceful coralline algae. A couple different species of sponge was also present. 10 or so hermit crabs, all dead, was entangled...read more
  • Here is what the beach looked like today
  • This skate had been dead a while before washing ashore.  I was pretty large about 4 feet in length and about 3.5 feet across.
  • Many dead tube worms were found along the tide line,
  • Here is what the drift line looked like.
  • Quite a few grass balls were along the tide line.
  • The grass balls had eelgrass, coralline algae, hydrozoans and sponge. Some had dead hermit crabs.
  • It looked like some of the grass was covered in hatched-out herring roe.
  • Random debris, like this tunicate, was also entangled in the grasses.
  • Some of the sponges were in larger pieces, such as this glove sponge
  • The only live crab found among the debris.  Interestingly it has a piece of blue fiber attached to its shell along with a couple pieces of grass.
  • Many small pieces of sponge were found along this mile.
  • Dead Porcelain Crab
  • Dead Cancer Crab
  • Split Kelp also adorned the shoreline.

2013

December 15, 2013 - NHolmes
Very messy! And fun stuff on the beach brought in by a brief storm and so called King Tides.read more
  • Crab carapace filled with sea water.
  • Small tree chopped down by a beaver.  Note the angle of the tooth marks as the beaver is known to turn it's head almost parallel to ground to fell those trees!
  • Debris on beach
December 2, 2013 - NHolmes
Windy and sunny and lots of debris brought in by the high tides.read more
  • Seaside Estuary looking NW toward Gearhart.  Debris brought in by high tides.
September 29, 2013 - NHolmes
Continuing to see small conifers being undercut and washed off the bluff as the river continues to drift south as it rounds the bend and runs out to sea.read more
March 14, 2013 - NHolmes
Many green live trees eroded from banks or river and beach edges washing into estuary. Probably combination of storms, high tides and river exiting the estuary slightly more south each week.read more
February 22, 2013 - NHolmes
River is moving more south and eroding the sandy banks as it moves into the estuary.read more
January 11, 2013 - NHolmes
A quiet cold sunny day on the beach.read more

2012

August 22, 2012 - NHolmes
A happy crowd of people as beautiful weather continues at the beach!read more
July 22, 2012 - NHolmes
A nice quiet evening on the beach!read more
July 4, 2012 - NHolmes
It's a quiet morning, the beach very clean even at rack line.read more
June 9, 2012 - NHolmes
Lovely calm evening on the beach!read more
April 26, 2012 - NHolmes
The river has obviously changed course farther south of the island than observed last month. It was easier to see because the of the tide level.Large patches of sand dollar shells at waters edge, and at the high tide line the beach was littered with crabs casings/shells.read more
March 18, 2012 - NHolmes
This is low tide observation but it seems the channel is deeper than ever on the south side of the "island". The river has been flowing on both sides of the island for months, now mostly on south side it seems.Because of recent heavy storm numerous large trees and stumps...read more
January 1, 2012 - NHolmes
Great way to begin the New Year with a pleasantly warm walk on the beach!read more

2011

December 3, 2011 - NHolmes
Recent high tides had scoured the beach left five large logs of trees high on beach. Beach smoothing out and river mouth is moving south and cutting a bit of the beach back to the south east.read more
September 20, 2011 - NHolmes
beach was windswept from recent high winds, no man made damage visible.read more
August 5, 2011 - NHolmes
First time I have walked almost the entire mile with the water washing over my feet. Lovely.read more
July 3, 2011 - NHolmes
AND MUSIC FILLED THE AIR....As interesting as the lovely Necanicum River movements are I must say I was most charmed by what I witnessed on its eastern bank this morning. As I turned the corner of the exposed island and headed south along the River's west bank I looked across...read more
May 26, 2011 - NHolmes
Still a higher bluff than last fall with the wind driven sand partially covering wood debris of all sizes. Some logs and stumps. One large dog was determined to drag a partially buried log twice his size to his patient and amused young owner!read more
April 1, 2011 - NHolmes
The beach has changed dramatically with the winter storms. Obvious direction of constant wind exposing tips of debris. One has to really watch where you walk, no easy strolling here!read more

2010

December 31, 2010 - NHolmes
Beach was very rough with wood debris and small logs, sand has blown into the dunes. You could see we had had some wild winter storms lately.read more
October 31, 2010 - NHolmes
quiet Sunday am on the beachread more
June 29, 2010 - NHolmes
The Necanicum River has doglegged in the middle of the estuary and is curving out to the ocean even farther south than last report. The bank has been carved sharply by the River.I will try to obtain a new photo!read more
May 9, 2010 - NHolmes
Two fabulous pictures taken by Randall Henderson, of the Necanicum River flowing north then almost a right angle turn to flow due west. Note Seaside airport in the lower right and Highway 101 weaving through the lower middle of the picture. The picture is facing west, fairly low tide, and...read more
  • Mile 324 to the south, though now that the River has cut through to the north, I know my mile is longer the it was!
  • Seaside on left or south, Gearhart on the right or north side of River.  Seaside Airport runway lower right.
February 20, 2010 - NHolmes
A breezy cool walk on the beach. The rack line was high due to recent high tides, lots of broken shells.read more
January 2, 2010 - NHolmes
High surfs and strong winds had delivered logs and other 'natural' debris up to the grassy bluffs. The strong winds kept the Necanicum River visibly higher than normal for this tide level.read more

2009

December 1, 2009 - NHolmes
The Necanicum River has broken through the sand bars and dunes and now runs along the bank to the north at the edge of Gearhart. I confirmed this with knowledgeable people who have been watching this progress during the summer and fall. I hope to post a good aerial photo...read more
November 27, 2009 - NHolmes
The Necanicum River has been gradually moving north almost breaking through the dunes to the ocean. It's a little difficult to tell at this tide level if it has indeed straightened out it's path.read more
August 24, 2009 - NHolmes
Happy to see Pelicans resting in this area at low tide. No birds being chased by dogs!read more
May 30, 2009 - NHolmes
Great sunny day to be on the beach.read more
March 30, 2009 - NHolmes
Blown sand is the big physical change, but nothing major. A fairly quiet, windy, Monday morning.read more

2007

November 13, 2007 - NHolmes
Many people on beach enjoying the warm sunny day in contrast to the cold windy and wet previous day. High tides and winds left 6 dead seabirds (petrels?) at and beyond the high water line.read more
September 1, 2007 - NHolmes
Nice to see so many people enjoying the warm evening on the beach. Lots of kids, adults of all ages sitting around fires, playing with dogs, having a great time.read more
April 22, 2007 - [email protected]
First report of this mile and very pleasant day at the beach no adverse problemsread more
February 11, 2007 - NHolmes
Very quiet day, thought more people would be clamming.read more
February 7, 2007 - NHolmes
I'm surprised I did not encounter dead birds on this beach.read more