- Motor vehicle travel is prohibited from the Lincoln County-Lane County line (44° 16.5774', Mile 190), southerly to the Siuslaw River (44° 00.9720', Mile 170).
It was a windy day on Ocean Beach. Since my previous visit, the sand banks are forming and the rock fields present during the winter are almost completely covered. The stairs from Oregon Homes that had been destroyed in the King Tides have been replaced. The concrete footings are still on...read more
Unusually warm weather today on Ocean Beach. Although most of the rock fields visible just a few weeks ago are gone, there were still quite a few rock hounds on the beach. Lots of exposed rocks on both ends of the beach made for some great tide pooling. Huge amount of...read more
A great almost springlike, sunny day at Ocean Beach. There were quite a few rock hunters out combing through the giant rock fields that are covering most of the beach. The debris line contained much more plastic than I observed on my last visit. Also noted more driftwood again present...read more
It was a quiet day on Ocean Beach. Unfortunately, today I observed more trash in the parking lot and on the beach than I ever have. I documented this and reported it according to the guidelines provided by CoastWatch. I'd like to note that when visiting a beach, if you...read more
It was a great afternoon on Ocean Beach. Today saw a 9.5 ft. difference from high tide to low tide making this trip to the beach quite dramatic. The storms and high tides have exposed numerous rock fields and formations on the beach, more than I have observed since reporting...read more
A low tide and warm temperatures brought lots of people to Ocean Beach today. A great day to enjoy walking, rock hunting and fishing. There are lots of exposed rocks along the beach along with the rock fields on the north end of the beach. I noted lots of jellies...read more
Went down to Ocean Beach for the last day of 2020. We were the only ones visiting during our time there. Although it was not yet high tide, 8.6ft at 12:30pm, we were unable to get onto the beach. We stood and observed from the stairs watching driftwood get tossed along...read more
A rainy but warm day on Ocean Beach. Stopped by after the King Tides of last week to agate hunt. Met a couple of people and dogs in the parking lot but no one else on the beach while I was there. The debris line was notable for the amount...read more
November 15, 16, and 17 marked the first of the King Tides for this season on Ocean Beach. The winds were calm and the temperature was warm when I observed. The beach was covered with large amounts of driftwood, some very large. The tide level reached the stairs before, during and...read more
The first day of fall on Ocean Beach! I saw many things that I have never noted on this beach particularly the number of dead sea birds and the abundance of crab casings. I also didn't observe any dogs on the beach, also a first. The high tide/drift line extended to...read more
An amazing summer morning on mile 184, with lots of gulls, sunshine, and peace. read more
Final low tide of the summer brought lots of people to the beach at this early hour. Lots of people rock collecting, some fishing and lots of great tide pools. There are large sand banks all along the beach and many rocks and rock fields visible on past visits, are...read more
Lots of people enjoying Ocean Beach on this warm day. Lots of sand lance burrowing, un-burrowing, dead and dying along the surf line. There was a bald eagle walking along eating them the entire time we were at the beach, about 2 hours. Noticed 2 gapers burrowing into the sand....read more
A very nice day for this mile, with a minus tide. Only 2 sea stars observed on the exposed rocks. Land slides seem more prominent than last time observed. First time on mile since early March, with the COVID 19 virus and stay home orders. read more
Lots of people out enjoying the beach. Noted numerous sea stars on many exposed rocks. Didn't note any plastics in the debris line. read more
It was a warm day at Ocean Beach. The rock fields typically noted at the north end of the beach are mostly covered. There is a large rock field mid beach now. The large rocks on the beach were completely visible in the low tide. I noted one sea star...read more
This later winter day, we observed changes in the bluffs, with new rock slides. Some of the large bolders looked like mussels were removed in small patches. No sea stars were observed this time. Large flocks of black sea birds off shore fishing...not able to ID. Micro plastics in the...read more
Happy New Year Ocean Beach! It was a very warm winter day so lots of people and dogs were enjoying the beach. The rocks at the base of the stairs which are normally up against the bluff, were moved by the high tides down into the surf. There are many...read more
Visited the beach during the high tide. Waves were coming up over the stairs from the picnic area. Large amounts of driftwood moving in tide. Numerous large tree trunks crashing against the cliff walls. It appears that the driftwood piles normally seen on this beach have been moved out with the...read more
On this beach walk, I noted a great deal more of plastic debris towards the north end of the beach. The pieces were larger than previously noted in other mile reports I have documented. This was the fewest amount of people I've documented on this beach, especially given the good...read more
The large sand drift observed last month mid beach is gone with the higher tides. Lots more rocks and rock formations exposed. One of the larger rocks down the beach is halfway covered with sand. Waterfall on cliffside mid beach is flowing fast. Observed sea stars again on large rock formation in...read more
More exposed stone fields on beach toward north end. Large sand drift against cliff mid beach. A few sea stars visible from the shore on outlying rocks. Debris line to the south of stairs has lots of plastics.read more
Low tide made for great viewing of tide pools, and coastal caves. read more
Calm winter day, with an outgoing tide. Large amounts of water draining from the cliffs/bluffs. read more
A cool ,cloudy day on Ocean Beach. Hundreds of Sanderlings along the shore running back and forth with waves. They seem to be getting a lot of food- think small crabs and a few seemed to have very small clams that they worked hard to get open. Pounding with their beaks.
Beautiful and quite walk on mile 184. The -1.8 tide made tide pool exploring amazing, as this mile has beautiful rock formations, abundent with sea life. The usual plastic debri throughout the high tide areas. Two old large crab pots are still embeded in the cave areas. The sea stars looked very healthy;...read more
It was a very windy day with lots of sand blowing across beach. Unusual to have such a strong south wind this time of year. But have had rain for past 2 days. More due today.
Only 2 people and a dog on beach while was there.
Sand Crab exoskeletons...read more
Priscilla and I returned at very low tide to the rocky part of our mile because we saw no seastars at our recent visit whereas previously there were hundreds of healthy ones. Again, we saw not one seastar. The news reports say that there are numerous juvenile seastars on our...read more
Little human activity on this beach except for a few agate hunters at the north end by Tokatee Klootchman Wayside. The rocky part prevents most people from traversing the entire mile. Very little wildlife evidence in the driftline except for a few Vella Vella. Did not see any seastars whereas...read more
Proposed huge house to be built on bluff which is zoned Significant Natural Shoreline. Filed appeal with Lane county hearing on 2/15, awaiting outcome. 3 CoastWatchers showed up for hearing. Thank you to Linda & Bob Fleming, Phillip Johnson of CoastWatch and Cameron La Follette, Roger Hart and Bill Kabeisman...read more