- Motor vehicle travel is prohibited from the north boundary of Nehalem Bay State Park (45° 42.2196', Mile 299), southerly to the south boundary of the Boy Scout property north of Sand Lake (45° 18.6444', Mile 268), except as follows: Motor vehicles essential to and engaged in boat launchings will be allowed any time during the year for a distance of 300 feet northwest from (45° 26.4036' 123° 57.2052', Mile 279), near Happy Camp.
This was three days after the first of the King Tides. The beach was quite clean and firm. There was evidence of wave overtopping and the dunes took some erosion. Eel grass was on the wrackline. One week ago the wrackline had alot of jelly fish. This day all of...read more
Pretty uneventfull observations today. The dead whale from last report is still composting on the shore. Beach seemed pretty clean of garbage. Only 4 dead birds. Many crab shells. Very few jellyfish. Muggy warm weather following a week of fires in the hills east of here.read more
Dead whale on beach. Intact. read more
This beach walk was done during the COVID beach closure. 3 local and 2 nonlocal people on the beach. Someone had an overnight tent perched on the dunes in a noncamping closed area.
There were several pairs of Willets in the surf. There was a 25 foot dead Pacific Gray whale,...read more
Two days ago we had very strong west winds for an extended period. The Velella were back in the driftline. A lot of water bottle caps and small platic garbage as well. The sand and dunes have been eroding from wind over the winter.read more
Beach relatively clean.read more
Generally the beach was clean with a lot of kelp clumps. Very few people.read more
Illegal camping in dunes. No bathrooms, so waste management is a concern. Reported to Tillamook County Parks. read more
Very foggy day. Many more people on the beach than usual probably because it is Sunday in July and Portland is very hot today. A number of groups camping in the dunes (but no sanitary facilities are available) and evidence of horses on the beach and footprints coming from the...read more
Very clean beach, despite the holiday weekend.Some squid egg cases present. One dead sea lion.read more
Not much to report. Debris from winter storms was evident and a lot of crab shells.read more
It was a beautiful winter day and many people were out enjoying the beach. The beach was quite clean probably a combination of the fact that the OR Parks Department had recently been on the beach cleaning up debris and the King Tide. We did see a very large piece...read more
Four of us walked the mile for the first time so we now have a baseline to compare for the next walk. This area of the coast has no development. SOLVE had been through the day before so not much debris on the beach. read more