Mile 312

Cannon Beach, Tolovana Park south
Clatsop County

Latitude: 45.868041123670
Longitude: -123.962618037200
Vehicles:
  • Motor vehicle travel is prohibited between the beach ramp at Gearhart (46° 01.8570', Mile 326), southerly to the Clatsop County-Tillamook County line (45° 46.9902', Mile 306), except as follows: Operation or parking of motor vehicles used for and engaged in towing dory boat trailers or essential dory boat launchings from Sunset Drive (45° 53.2830', Mile 313) in Cannon Beach southerly to Warren Way (45° 52.3566', Mile 312) with access from Warren Way only.
  • There is hereby established a 15 MPH maximum speed limit within those areas of the ocean shore where motor vehicle travel is permitted. Said speed limitation shall extend from Ecola Creek to Arch Cape in Clatsop County, Oregon.
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Cannon Beach, Tolovana Park south
Mile 312 Reports (23)

2020

April 15, 2020 - FOHRAP1

A beautiful day on the beach, sunny and partly cloudy with little wind.  Covid -19 social distancing restrictions are still in place.  Activity on mile 313 was very light, looking south there were few people on the beach.  High tide line had little debris - cellophane worm casings, dead moe...read more

March 24, 2020 - kerrfriends

2017

April 27, 2017 - angelenaluu@gmail.com

2013

April 3, 2013 - barbaralinnett@hotmail.com
usual spring break activityread more

2011

December 19, 2011 - barbaralinnett@hotmail.com
nothing unusual to reportread more
September 12, 2011 - barbaralinnett@hotmail.com
Recent testing of the Tolovana Wayside Chisana Creek outfall water quality by Oregon State showed extremely high readings for enterococci-9804. Anything over 158 is a problem. There are no warning mechanisms currently at the wayside. This outfall water is heavily used by children most days of the year for digging,...read more
May 12, 2011 - barbaralinnett@hotmail.com
sand is high on the bluffs now, city has had to remove sand from outfall areas, sand covers lower stairs or entrancesno concernsread more
January 23, 2011 - barbaralinnett@hotmail.com
Normal appearing winter beach scene.read more

2010

September 3, 2010 - barbaralinnett@hotmail.com
Sand has filled in quite a bit. Increase in plastic debris and green algae after recent storm. Beach has had heavy use recently. Many bonfires nightly. Beach is patrolled and cleaned by City public works 1Xweek. Still seeing dog poop bags left on beach. Concern about children playing in the...read more
June 17, 2010 - barbaralinnett@hotmail.com
Recent high tides have brought in several wracks of plastic debris again, small in size. A lot of marine debris noted. Increase in daily garbage from visitors seen. Examples are kite string and holders, clothes, sand toys, food wrappers, dog poop bags, and bottles and cans at fire sites. This...read more
  • open fire pits placed about 30 yards west of the Tolovana Inn on the beach for public use. General Manager states these are permitted yearly through Oregon State Parks.
  • vertical logs placed this winter. Now beach grass growing in sand dune west of residence.
March 14, 2010 - barbaralinnett@hotmail.com
This home is a few feet south of the Tolovana Inn in Cannon Beach. These large scale driftwood logs have been placed vertically into the sand close to the bluff. This is a new try at keeping the bank intact I think. Are they any concerns other than the obvious...read more
  • several very large logs appear to have been placed deep in the sand to prevent bluff erosion. Safety comes to mind. No evidence of tractor work, but we are having high seas and surf which reach this bluff
March 3, 2010 - barbaralinnett@hotmail.com
Lots of driftwood, large and small from recent high surf activity. More rocks exposed at the southern end of my mile and beyond. Several bluffs and sea walls appear at risk from high surf and erosion and low sand levels on the beach. Large logs on rip rap showing the...read more

2009

December 11, 2009 - barbaralinnett@hotmail.com
Some sand erosion noted. Most barnacles and mussels have been eroded off exposed rocks that were visible today. No sea stars noted.read more
October 24, 2009 - barbaralinnett@hotmail.com
Observed for dead or distressed birds...none were seen. Light foam in surf and at tide line sitting on sand.read more
September 10, 2009 - barbaralinnett@hotmail.com
Very busy summer with thousands of tourists on the beach. Dog poop bags continue to be a problem. Dogs harassing birds resulting in injury has happened, especially with murres and young gulls. Less landscaping debris noted this summer. Recent storm has deposited lots of sand and seems to have raised...read more
May 8, 2009 - barbaralinnett@hotmail.com
Windy, sunny afternoon with fewer than expected visitors. Beach cleaner than previous reports probably due to recent storms.read more
March 6, 2009 - barbaralinnett@hotmail.com
Wonderful sunny winter day with very low tide today at the time of my walk. Sand has returned in most places on my mile. Area is pretty clean...no large pieces of debris. Large logs have moved close to the banks. Very small mid beach wrack today with jellyfish pieces and...read more

2008

December 4, 2008 - barbaralinnett@hotmail.com
Beach very clean compared to summertime. Many small pieces of colored plastic common in wrack. Dog feces as usual in and out of bags.read more
  • beachfront home north of Tolovana Inn. Continued erosion of sand. Two rebar sticking out of the sand at each end of the property always catches my eye.
November 10, 2008 - barbaralinnett@hotmail.com
Appears to have increased sand levels as winter approaches. Lots of plastic bags and small plastic pieces of all kinds on beach and in wrack lines. Noted are beach toys that have been left on beach. This is common, unfortunately. Pelicans are numerous along the surf line and sunning themselves...read more
  • Large container with unknown liquid, upright at high tide line. Name on container is Caruba. Reported to CB police
September 14, 2008 - aadleberg0983@charter.net
This was a perfect fall day. Lots of people were taking advantage of the beautiful weather. The beach was relatively clean with dog poop being the only negative. There was a lot of sand & not very much litter. The only places where use was extremely heavy was adjacent to...read more
September 13, 2008 - barbaralinnett@hotmail.com
This beach is a heavily visited area from late spring to fall. Mile 312 has at least 11 access points and many homes in the adjacent area. Debris from human activity is a problem throughout the year. On my daily walks, I usually find much more debris than I can...read more
  • multiple signs and painted rocks

2007

August 6, 2007 - aadleberg0983@charter.net
On this day, there were a lot of people north of Kenai Street. The day was warm, but not bright sunny. The beach was very clean with a lot of driftwood high on the beach. The trash situation seems better this year, but dog poop remains a very large problem...read more
June 21, 2007 - aadleberg0983@charter.net
As our walk progressed today, more & more people (100) & dogs (20)arrived. Our mile includes a large beachfront hotel & the Tolovana Wayside State Park. The beach was very clean, except for that extra large tangle of rope/floats - wildlife was not plentiful.read more