Motor vehicle travel is prohibited from the Tillamook County-Lincoln County line (45° 02.6706', Mile 247), southerly to Yaquina Bay (44° 37.0374', Mile 215), except for the following locations within the corporate limits of Lincoln City:
(A) A distance of 150 feet on each side of the westerly extension of North 35th Court;
(B) A distance of 150 feet on each side of the westerly extension of North 15th Street.
Mid week of very busy summer-Covid19-week on the beach with lots of groups of 8-10 people, multi-generational, 40-50 cars at NW 15th.read more
Misty, overcast cloudy day, light wind mid week but noted singificant increase in people and dogs on the beach. Lincoln City is supposed to be in Coronavirus Phase 1 with only essential travel but parks and beach access has opened. The signs the NW 34th access limiting vehicles to specific...read more
Bright, sunny Tuesday right after King Tides. Beach was scoured clean, logs rearranged and a few new ones deposited. Velella Velella were uniform in size, 3"-3.5", clear, and fairly fresh. Some erosion at MW 15th Street vehicle access but not enough to keep all cars from the beach. Maybe bette...read more
Holiday week with groups of people and way too many dogs running off leash. Beach scoured by King and high tides previous few days. read more
Lovely, quiet October Monday morning. Recently there have been an increase in dead birds on the beach. Representative photo attached.read more
Overcast, slightly cooler than the rest of the week, typical summer people doing typical summer things. No drama, no crisis. High sand even at low tide limited tidepools and created bank near tideline. read more
Classic mid-week summer day with lots of people enjoying the beach. Unusual concentration of mussels on the beach for about 150 yards around NW 24th Street. Also, unusual number of small clumps of kelp along drift line and spread on beach. read more
Barefoot on the beach day with brilliant sun, clear sky and temps that felt warmer than weather app reported. Quiet waves, people casually enjoying the beach without drama or conflict. read more
Lovely day, low tide, quiet ocean.read more
Quiet Monday after busy Spring Breaks for Oregon and Washigton. Cloudy with threats of light rain. read more
Resident logs show significant movement from recent high tides: King Tides but even more high tides January 4 and 5 which were higher than King Tides. Also, numerous new logs washed up to cliffs and maybe 15-20 islands of kelp on the beach. Beach has been scoured and very few...read more
Holiday week and bright, sunny, calm day translated to lots of people on the beach. Majority in family groups with one large, 20+ group. Driftline had significant plant matter, appeared to maybe be agricultural straw, spread from at least NW 30th down to D-River. read more
Guided walk to document changes occuring after a storm surge. The previous week included strong waves, high surf, and over 3 inches of downpouring rain.
There was a large amount of post July 4th garbage on this beach. Including, but not limited to: bottles, cans, LOTS of firework debris, candy wrappers, plastic disposable silverware, foam pieces, human clothing, flip-flops, gloves, large gutter from a house that someone exploded fireworks inside, large coils of sharp and...read more
Pretty good crowd at the beach that day. Bull kelp and surf worm castings in the wrack line. Gulls mostly grounded.read more
Gulls the only live wildlife observed,along with six beached birds. Remains of campfire also present.read more
Velella vellella in early- larval and young hydroids. 47 people on the beach, vehicles on the beach-allowedread more
Erosion of vegetated foredune, strong smell of decay from unidentified source, squid egg cases in driftline.read more
beautiful warm morning...got done before the rain came...read more
Report submitted by ScienceDave.
1 dead tagged bird- leg band # 09771, 1 untagged dead bird. Cellophane worm casings in drifline along with plastic and rope collected approximately 10 lbs of debris.read more