Mile 334

Columbia Beach, Warrenton, Camp Rilea MR
Clatsop County

Latitude: 46.152750020919
Longitude: -123.965820056170
Vehicles:
  • Motor vehicle travel is allowed at any time between the Peter Iredale Road (46° 10.6950', Mile 336), southerly to the beach ramp at Gearhart (46° 01.8570', Mile 326).
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Columbia Beach, Warrenton, Camp Rilea MR
Mile 334 Reports (13)

2018

November 7, 2018 - Merce and Michael

We found a flock of 1,150-1,300 Dunlin. Otherwise we had the mile essentially to ourselves on a great sunny afternoon.read more

August 6, 2018 - Merce and Michael

One dead adult Ochre Sea Star was found, with no evidence of wasting. Otherwise the mile was enjoyable but thoroughly uneventful.read more

2012

October 5, 2012 - croegner
Beautiful autumn day with a warm east wind. Not many people about, but a fair number of sanderlings scurrying along the swash zone or standing about in small groups. Pelicans floated by scarce inches above the mild surf. The strand was clear with few anthropogenic debris - no tsunami deposits...read more

2011

November 25, 2011 - croegner
Took a late afternoon hike on mile from 335 to 334. Not much wildlife about. Humans were concentrated near Iredale, as usual. Strand was moderately covered with non-weathered wood, probably recently deposited from the river. Lots of plastic debris, both confetti-sized and larger. We collected a sample of the blue-green...read more
January 22, 2011 - croegner
A pleasant but relatively unremarkable walk. the strand was variable in composition but fairly thin, with a smattering of refuse. Mostly plastic bottles, as usual, and some patches of confetti-sized particles. Logs and wood were moderately distributed. There were 15-20 clumps of kelp ranging from single stipes to large aggregations...read more

2010

October 11, 2010 - croegner
A splendid autumn morning near low tide. We immediately noted that sections of the surf inner zone were a deep chocolate brown, and on closer inspection saw the surface of the discolored water was covered with large bubbles. A diatom bloom! The strand in the intertidal zone was likewise coated...read more
February 7, 2010 - croegner
A sunny and mild neap tide, near low water. Light SW wind, waves 0.5-1.0 m. There were a few parked cars on the beach and a couple of clammers in swash zone; 4 dogs. The density of the strand line debris was extremely variable, ranging from a beach swept virtually...read more
January 19, 2010 - croegner
Hit the beach at high water and large surf. There was an extensive breaker zone, with the SE wind blowing the wave tops into spray. The waves were actively eroding the foredune, which in places had been vertically cut by 1.0-1.5 m. There was a lot of wave refraction off...read more

2009

December 12, 2009 - croegner
Conditions at the beach were sunny and calm during a falling neap tide, and it was surprisingly warm during this intense cold spell we’ve been experiencing. Set out north to look for stranded Humboldt squid (Dosidicus gigas), reported to be washing up on Oregon beaches. Did not find any (but...read more
November 27, 2009 - croegner
Set out around midday and low tide. Mostly cloudy with a stiff and steady NW wind; 1-2 m waves on beach. Wide strand line with wood debris ranging from twigs to logs and root wads (some with stones and sediment still held by roots). A fair amount of the logs...read more

2007

November 29, 2007 - Simonetal
Cold day on beach with no people and only sanderings present. Bald eagle on post in parking lot.read more
May 5, 2007 - Simonetal
Unable to access beach, except by 4wd. DeLaura Beach Lane and attempt from Coffinbury Lake at Fort Stevens State Park were unsuccessful due to extreme water across roads and trails.read more
March 3, 2007 - Simonetal
Normal day at beach. Found 1 dead rhino auklet and 1 dead gull.read more