Mile 45

South of Coal Point, north of Brush Creek
Curry County

Latitude: 42.690284906287
Longitude: -124.451754726720
  • Motor vehicles are prohibited from Rocky Point (42° 43.3812', Mile 47) southerly to the north end of Arizona Beach (42° 37.1754', Mile 41).
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South of Coal Point, north of Brush Creek
Mile 45 Reports (9)


January 19, 2020 - humbug45

No unusual events or observations to report. read more


November 14, 2017 - humbug45

Some erosion near large drainage pipe from more


February 17, 2016 - humbug45

One of the crab pots found earlier this month (previous report) was removed from the beach and is now at the trail head to the beach on Humbug Mountain State Park. Does anyone have the story regarding this vessel?read more

  • M/V Worm tag attached to the crab gear
  • Some kind samaritan pulled it up
  • one of a few crab rings stuck on the little pocket beach
February 7, 2016 - admin

Quiet beach with no visitors; rare wildlife: single foraging black oystercatcher and a few gulls. Found five crab pots in varying degrees of deterioration. Also other fishing boat debris (buoys, ropes, bait containers) plus other more common debris (Styrofoam and hard plastic pieces). The dune/bluff has eroded with visible more

  • Eroded bluff with roots showing
  • Crab pot
  • Tag on crab pot
  • Another crab pot


November 11, 2015 - humbug45

Very quiet beach with no human activity noted except for one set of footprints. Adjacent campground closed for the season; open portion of campground empty except for camp host. Some debris from fishing boats (bait pellets, plastic parts and rope)collected; two rusting crab rings noted (one has been there more

September 6, 2015 - humbug45
Beach was clean despite obvious human activities and full adjacent campground. No evidence of beach fires noted. Five dead birds apparently not related to human activities; fewer shorebirds and no marine mammals noted at this time ( brown pelicans, cormorants, osprey). Sand has moved in and covered some of more
  • Yellow abronia in hillsides.
July 5, 2015 - humbug45
Adjacent campground full; evidence of previous day(s)'s beach activities with some leftover debris (cans, bottles, candy wrappers). Three areas with firework remnants including one used Roman candle container (illegal in Oregon) and many sparklers. Posted sign at access to beach underneath US 101 bridge ripped off and thrown aside. more
June 14, 2015 - humbug45
Birds spotted included numerous Rhinoceros auklets and two Black oystercatchers, along with more
April 22, 2015 - humbug45

Sunny moderately windy morning; mile 45 access is through Humbug Mt State Park which was completely empty (no park host or campers). No persons or dogs seen at the beach. Sandy portion of beach was clean and mostly free of debris; some debris found at the rocky end towards more