Mile 4

North Jetty, Brookings Beach west of Chetco, Tanbark Point
Curry County

Latitude: 42.044442009823
Longitude: -124.276220720050
Vehicles:
  • Motor vehicles are prohibited from Meyers Creek (42° 18.4422', Mile 23), southerly to the Oregon-California border (41° 59.9208', Mile 1).
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North Jetty, Brookings Beach west of Chetco, Tanbark Point
Mile 4 Reports (31)

2017

December 23, 2017 - mtuffey
March 22, 2017 - mtuffey

With all the heavy rainfall, slides are my major concern.read more

2016

December 15, 2016 - mtuffey

Overall things remain unchanged, despite the heavy rains and storms.read more

December 13, 2016 - mtuffey
September 23, 2016 - mtuffey

Retaining wall complete on Buena Vista Loop, from damage two years ago, city pipe backed up. Also new drain at 313 1/2 Memory Lane, to improve drainage, and avoid further erosion of the bluff.read more

September 22, 2016 - mtuffey

Everything looks good.read more

July 1, 2016 - mtuffey

Osprey sighted by its nest. Nothing else noteworthy to report.read more

March 20, 2016 - mtuffey

Usual winter driftwood. Back in Feb. there was a dead deer washed up on the beach. No one disturbed it, and it washed back out.read more

2015

December 19, 2015 - mtuffey

No real news to report. Only person on beach. Always a lot of seaweed on this beach. Observed usual contingent of gulls, plus three chitons.read more

October 8, 2015 - mtuffey
Everything is normal and quiet.read more
July 4, 2015 - mtuffey
Nothing new or exciting. Things are stable.read more
March 21, 2015 - mtuffey
Everything seems fine, except by the North Bank jetty, where there is a lot of driftwood, and the soil is eroding around the rocks.read more

2014

September 29, 2014 - mtuffey
Nothing has changed, since June. The exception is that Chetco Point park which is part of mile 4 and 5 has been closed over the summer, due to water treatment plant work. The work is supposed to fix a landslide area below the plant. The sign says it is scheduled...read more
June 22, 2014 - mtuffey
Everything looks normal, with the exception of the closing of Chetco Point park.read more
March 23, 2014 - mtuffey
No erosion problems so far this winter. No other problems either. Just people enjoying a sunny day on spring break.read more
January 30, 2014 - mtuffey
I found a dead stringray on our beach today. I think it may have washed up today or yesterday. Attached are pictures.read more
  • Found dead stingray. Estimate it washed up 1-30 or 1-29. Just north of Chetco River North Jetty.

2013

December 12, 2013 - mtuffey
I don't know where the loose tires floated in from. They have English writing on them. The beach is remote and removal of the tires would require some work. The other site, where junk cars were left back in the 30's, and the cliff has collapsed over the years, this...read more
  • Tire unearthed from old junk yard landslide on Memory lane.
  • Fairly new looking tire with tread on it
  • old tire with little tread
September 26, 2013 - mtuffey
All is quiet, with the exception of Chetco Point beach, with the dead grey whale skeleton.read more
June 17, 2013 - mtuffey
Nothing new or changed.read more
March 17, 2013 - mtuffey
I am uploading a picture of the tire. Sorry I didn't get a picture of the wood.read more
  • On the beach just Off Seacliff Terrace, Brookings, just north of the North jetty of the Chetco River, there is an old tire stuck in the sand.

2012

December 3, 2012 - mtuffey
This should actually be a DsipatchEd RossiterEdward L. RossiterCurry County Coast Watch Reports CoordinatorMAIL: P.O. Box 1628, Gold Beach, OR 97444-1628SHIP: 32102 Chantrelle Lane, Gold Beach, OR 97444-9567Phone(Land Line): 541-247-8004Cell: 541-698-7407e-mail: [email protected]read more
  • Property of Chet Thompson, Memory Lane, Brookings, Or
September 20, 2012 - mtuffey
beach south of Chetco Point contained a large plastic pipe, and an old rusty oil drum. two different spots, not related. see photos, uploadedread more
  • large storm drain type black PVC pipe aprox. 18" diameter, 10 feet long
June 19, 2012 - mtuffey
Brookings City water treatment plant erosion looks complete as far as the path to the beach. south of Chetco Point.read more
March 17, 2012 - mtuffey
February 4, 2012 - mtuffey

Some of the debris I'm guessing is from docks that broke up during the Tsunami, March 2011.read more

2011

December 10, 2011 - mtuffey
All seems well. Not much rain so erosion not a problem anywhere.read more
September 19, 2011 - mtuffey
There are two distinct sections of mile 4. The northern section, referred to as Macklyn Cove, is only accessible at low tide, and even then it is very rocky walking from Chetco point. I checked with my CoastWatch contacts here in Brookings, Ed Rossiter and Dave Lacey, and neither of...read more
June 23, 2011 - mtuffey
Didn't know where to put this.Seacliff terrace access, weeds need cutting down. Fire hazard. Last year someone cut them down.Also sign stating "No Access, Dusk til dawn", fell down and hasn't been put back up.huge fallen tree washed up over winter, blocks walking on North jetty to the beach.Who do...read more

2010

December 14, 2010 - pelican
On this beautiful day in mid-December, the beach areas were littered with large root balls from trees and other large logs which had, along with kelp debris, littered around the beach area and, i suspect, were uncovered from the strong wave action of previous days storms. Normally, these large logs,...read more
June 20, 2010 - pelican
These two areas on either side of Tanbark Point looked good. Little debris, Osprey on her nest and a few Pelicans dotted the water. Only physical change was due to the big logs thrown up onto the walkway of the North Jetty Beach access, causing fewer people to use this...read more
April 23, 2010 - pelican
All in all, the two beaches remain beautiful and undisturbed by people. A few deer were found nesting and relaxing close to the cliff's edge, among the bushes and driftwood debris. The most startling, though, was the force of the water that occurred during our last storm in Late Feb...read more