Mile 325

Clatsop Plains, Gearhart south
Clatsop County

Latitude: 46.018670209033
Longitude: -123.927120563560
  • 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.
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Clatsop Plains, Gearhart south
Mile 325 Reports (21)


December 23, 2021 - Anonymous

Beautiful rainy afternoon. Not many people out. Recent beach erosion from high tides.  read more

  • Beach erosion
  • Rain approaching
August 16, 2021 - jessejones

Visited this beach to look for sand dollar or snail die offs reported elsewhere in the last couple of days. Didn't see any live sand dollars, just broken ones - which seemed normal. A few Dungeness shells, different sizes. Very few jellies. Muggy day, warmish water, cloudy, feels like more

August 6, 2021 - Brian and Tricia

Saw multiple whale spouts close to shore. read more

  • Whale spout visible near center if horizon
July 30, 2021 - Brian and Tricia

Nice foggy afternoon. Crowded. Interesting to watch the seagull eat the fish. I'm not sure if it killed the fish or scavenged it. read more

  • View of foggy beach
  • Seagull eating fish
March 30, 2021 - Brian and Tricia

Beautiful evening. Saw one bald eagle at the estuary. Side of estuary has eroded significantly this year and now you have to scramble up the sandy bluff to walk around the edge of the estuary. Sadly, lots of trash found today. read more


May 21, 2020 - dicknfamily

In addition to the usual dungeness crab and razor clam shells, I spotted a clutch of squid eggs (see photos) towards the northern end of Mile more

March 2, 2020 - dicknfamily

Windy, rainy day in Gearhart. Spotted three bald eagles sitting together on the beach, an adult and two juveniles.  See more

  • bald eagles
January 18, 2020 - sultanym

Today, I spent one hour walking mile 325 with the primary purpose of birdwatching. I observed 6 Western Snowy Plovers foraging along the low-tide line near a large group of Sanderlings. The official status of the Western Snowy Plover is listed as threatened. A Peregrine Falcon fly low over the more

  • South end of mile 325, looking North of Necanicum River


December 9, 2019 - dicknfamily
November 26, 2019 - dicknfamily

Several mushrooms species in the dune forest area immediately east of the Mile 325. See more

November 17, 2019 - dicknfamily

Sea lion or large seal carcass on Gearhart beach between D Street trail and Pacific Way trail. See attached more


July 21, 2017 - dicknfamily
July 19, 2017 - dicknfamily

Another beautiful day in Gearhart at mile 325, amazing to see the gray whales migrating through and spending the better part of the day just offshore.  In the last few weeks I've enjoyed sighting bald eagles (including 2 pairs in close proximity about a week ago), a post-partum female more

July 15, 2017 - dicknfamily

For the past two weeks (approx July 1-15) I've been walking twice a day between the D. Street trail south along the beach at Mile 325, around the bend to Little Beach over the Necanicum river estuary mud flats.  The weather has been gorgeous - 65 F and sunny more

  • Bald Eagle


September 23, 2009 - williamjune
Beach clean and uncrowded on this mid week walk. Most distinguishing items are many dead herring like fish washed up at the high tide line and the northward meander of the Necanicum river which has carved cliff faces into the more
April 11, 2009 - BeachCats
Major beach erosion continues, as well as shifting land shapes. Very interesting! Not surprised since there are no barriers such as driftwood or boulders to stop the natural wave erosion. Last time I was there (end of 2008), penisula had changed into more of an island, but now its more
  • Major natural erosion since 2 years ago!  From this vantage point, it used to be all land - maybe 20 feet taller with lots of beach grass and occasional small trees.
  • Natural erosion since there are no barriers. Not sure if upper sandy grassy areas are bird nesting sights. ???  Some pretty rough waves could wipe them out fairly easily since its just sand & grass.
  • Just a pretty picture that show erosion.  Log may be a danger, but aren't all logs a danger on the coast?


November 29, 2008 - BeachCats
Lots of wave action erosion since 2007! See diagram of peninsula. Red signifies are that is missing now since 2007. Very interesting how much chnage has happened. Lots of rolling sand hills with grass got eaten up and shoreline is much smaller there. No threat to humans, homes or other more
  • Red shows what has eroded since 2007
  • Peninsula broken by wave action
  • Lots of shoreline oil looking substance someone told me was actually algae
  • Shoreline enchroached on driftwood fort by about 75 yards since 2007.
August 3, 2008 - BeachCats
Very little man made trash! Very surprised at the extent of the beach that has been taken over by the sea. The birds were noticably absent from the northern and middle sections of the mile, but mostly they were in the water in the inlet in the southern area. Again, more
  • Usually, all the water area in the background has been sandy beach
  • Sand eroding into the water, as we watched! Beach passage was eliminated.
February 16, 2008 - BeachCats
Overall we saw very few birds this time, but we usually see a lot of birds. There was a lot of erosion all along the more
  • Usually it's a gentle slope down into the beach
  • This is what happened to the fort that we mentioned. It will probably be rebuilt by kids in the summer. It is still a danger. We should probably take away some driftwood still there.


August 11, 2007 - BeachCats
The most interesting thing was the large group of seagulls. It was a beautiful quiet day, with no major more
June 2, 2007 - BeachCats
We saw very little driftwood, but many old campfires in the sand. At the South end of our mile we saw a large fort that someone made that had a mattress inside of it that is very dangerous. Only wildlife we saw was crows, seagulls and lots of sand more
  • It has a black head with a white stomach (or body)
  • Looks dangerous for children