Mile 34

Wakeman Beach, Geisel Monument Wayside
Curry County

Latitude: 42.486929985950
Longitude: -124.423189958790
  • Motor vehicles are prohibited from the Nesika Beach headland (42° 29.8284', Mile 34), southerly to (42° 27.5022', Mile 31), a point approximately one-third mile south of Otter Point.
  • Motor vehicles are allowed from the Ophir Rest Area (42° 32.1948', Mile 36) southerly to the Nesika Beach headland (42° 29.8284', Mile 34).
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Wakeman Beach, Geisel Monument Wayside
Mile 34 Reports (14)


October 3, 2020 - tayloreandc

Foggy morning hike of mile 34. I saw evidence of someone using a chainsaw on downed trees along the shoreline. I've attached more

July 20, 2020 - [email protected]

We spent a good number of hours watching birds (cormorants, pigeon guillemots, adult and juvenile bald eagles, great blue heron, osprey carrying fish,  pelicans moving north, oystercatchers).

There is a large colony of river otters along these rocky little beaches, especially numerous coming out of a small creek which flows out more

March 4, 2020 - tayloreandc

Was too rocky for me to walk very far south starting at roughly the halfway point, sand moves out in October and November. Walked north to promontory where sand build up was evident. Most debris, plastic and rubber strips, was near the northern promontory.  Only saw oyster catchers and more


June 4, 2019 - tayloreandc

Beautiful sunny morning on Wakeman Beach, with just a slight breeze.  I was unable to access the southern half of the beach because of rocks. (see attached photograph.)


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January 27, 2019 - tayloreandc

The most notable change has been the movement of sand from the northern half of the beach which occurs each winter.  Although it restores each summer and early autumn it has lessened over the past 20 more


July 26, 2018 - lordfamily

Path through old forest south of Winston property is being maintained; recent bramble clipping evident. Some human footprints in the sand around the bottom of the Geisel Monument beach access (that was the only sign of humans using the area on our whole walk). New stairway to the beach more

  • bluff slump
  • Land mass slump


July 1, 2012 - edbear
Some trash. I have found about 4 plastic bottles that are definitely from Japan. The rest are local. And, quite a lot of styrofoam. I thought some of the big pieces were not from Japan, and looked like they had beenin the water for years. BUT, upon a closer inspection, more


May 13, 2010 - edbear
PERIOD COVERED 01/1010 - 05/13/10TRASH: Very little trash up until April/May 2010. Very little driftwood this year as opposed to last year (2009). In April, I began to see a lot of the rubber innertube strips used by the crabbers on the beach or rocks. I was hauling off more


June 14, 2009 - edbear
Very little man made debris compared to thelast few years. Also, very little people traffic.BUT, the main pollutant are the rubber tire stripsreported above as fishing debris. In one week(week of 05/18/09), I picked up 5 Kg of these strips.Is there any way for the crab fishermen to preventthis?read more


July 4, 2008 - edbear
1. Dead Seals:4 baby dead seals found on beach from early April to Mid-May. Two were badly mutilated, certainly before they washed up on the shore. One seal had no noticeable injuries, but was very dead. The last had visible injuries, but had bled out. The seal [population, in general, more


July 21, 2007 - edbear
Nothing very unusual except for the large number of dead baby seals this spring. We had a lot of rough surf around the time of birthing. I am sure that had something to do with it.Also, large amounts of beach trash this spring, more than more
March 31, 2007 - edbear
See Comments. However, mostly normal.Very few people seen from more


October 30, 2006 - edbear
Dead seal (white). About 75 kG. Washed in and out with tides and weather. No visible injuries. Slow disintegration due to colder weather and no vultures (they migrate South around September). Finally, washed away prior to any significant more
January 7, 2006 - edbear
100kg dead seal, finally disintegrated after about 4 weeks, helped by turkey vulturesread more