Mile 233 Report

May 10, 2015
by [email protected]

Boiler Bay, Rabbit Rock, Fogarty Creek SP
Sunday 10:00 AM
55° F
Tide Level:
0.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
Playing in sand:
Cars/Trucks parking:
Activity Comments:
Report for Fogarty Creek State Park. Boiler Bay State Park had school bus and 10 other vehicles in parking lot.1 vehicle in parking area just N of Boiler Bay St. Park where bakery used to be. 1 person using coastal trail N. of Boiler Bay State Park. Work on bridge has had S. side access to beach at Fogarty Creek closed for 2 months. But clearly marked detour to get people over the small footbridges to N. side entrance.
Notable Wildlife:
2 gray whales spouting just beyond surf zone. Performing oyster catcher survey for USFWS from N. of Whale Cove to Fishing Rock Headline. At least 5th year doing this.
Dead Birds:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Some Velella velella, but not as much as on beaches by Beverly Beach, offshore rocks probably interrupt drift.
Kelp or Algae·Small rocks
A lot of sand on the beach, little bedrock, only a little algae
New Development:
Natural Changes:
Newly exposed roots/trees falling·Visible retreat of solid bluff
this winter has continued the erosion of the bluffs, but no major storms
Lots of agate hunters for this minus tide event (-0.34 at 11:40 a.m.) on Mother's Day. A few children (4) a few dogs (3) no major issues, little trash, gray whales visible just beyond surf zone.
Other Mile 233 Reports (19)


December 24, 2015 - [email protected]
A lot of tsunami debris on beach. Very little beach even at zero tide.
April 25, 2015 - GWshark
Fogarty Creek Beach appeared to be in good shape with return of the sand. Waiting to see if Sea Stars return to previous numbers. Had a funnel cloud develop around 0930 before skies cleared....
  • A funnel cloud approaching that possibly was a water spout. Observed some water disturbance though did not see it connect to water.
  • The impact of winter storms has denuded the Beach At Fogarty Creek
  • Appears that recent storms have brought the sand back.
  • Photo of some of the sea stars observed on this date
  • Photo taken of sea star with the disease


June 16, 2014 - [email protected]
20 people were on Fogarty Beach, most agate hunting.2 well behaved dogs on beach. All but 2 of the people were adults. No wildlife issues except that starfish have virtually disappeared from the...
  • Fogarty Creek State Park on a minus 2 tide
January 6, 2014 - [email protected]
There has been a major wash-up of gumboot chitons on this mile, which has been reported.
  • Hundreds of gumboot chitons have washed up dead in the drift line


May 25, 2013 - [email protected]
No problems noted; no tsunami debris noted on 5/25/2013.On June 2nd I went back to the beach and saw 9 hand-hewn-looking wooden posts and one aquaculture rack. Reported to tsunami team and worked...
  • June 2, 2013also see


June 24, 2010 - [email protected]
"Emergency" riprap below Surfrider Motel still in place.  Upper layer of bluff being eroded by wave erosion and groundwater.  Illegal camping reported to State Parks.
January 10, 2010 - [email protected]
This report only covers the Boiler Bay section of my mile. Due to deteriorating weather and darkness I was unable to walk the Fogarty Creek section. A fairly large sneaker wave would come ashore...


July 20, 2009 - [email protected]
Very quiet, ie small number of people, probably due in part to the heavy fog. Only dog on beach was not on a leash (Fogarty Creek). More seaweed than usual in the driftline.
February 4, 2009 - [email protected]
Beautiful day (for February). Had it been a weekend I am sure there would have been many more people on the beach.


October 15, 2008 - [email protected]
Very quiet day. No cars at Boiler Bay trailhead. Only one car in North Forgarty Creek Park parking lot and one car in the South Fogarty Creek parking lot. Very little drift, other than kelp, on...
July 4, 2008 - [email protected]
Inclement weather probably reduced the number of people. One of the lowest tides of the year.
March 19, 2008 - [email protected]
Very quiet on the beach. Unable to actually get down into Boiler Bay due to high tide so had to observe from Boiler Bay Park. No cars or people at Boiler Bay "trail". Sand level still high on...
January 20, 2008 - [email protected]
Cold day with high storm surge. Wave runup at least 2+ hours after high tide (High tide in Newport was at 9:44 that day, a 9.8 tide was very high on the beach.
  • Looking N. to bluff under Surfrider Motel
January 20, 2008 - [email protected]
Fogarty Creek was relatively quiet. Boiler Bay was very "busy", ie over 60 people; 45 of which were students from Lane Community College taking part in a field trip.


November 25, 2007 - [email protected]
photos of highest tide of the year at Fishing Rock Headland looking south
  • Fishing Rock Headland looking south
August 15, 2007 - [email protected]
Boiler Bay *very* quiet, ie only 3 people (other 37 on Fogarty Creek beach). Beautiful day, calm seas, no wind.
June 18, 2007 - [email protected]
Both Boiler Bay and Fogarty Creek beach were relatively quiet, i.e. few people/dogs etc. No dead wildlife. Calm seas and almost no wind made for a very enjoyable walk.
May 14, 2007 - [email protected]
Bluff face at N. end of Fogarty Creek State Park Beach (mile 234) continues to erode and another house will be moved back.No state park campground will go in here.Black oyster catcher survey work on-...
  • Time series of photos available that showprogression from when columns were poured into the bank (back from the cliff) and from when it became exposed
March 16, 2007 - [email protected]
Boiler Bay was very quiet. When we arrived there were no cars in the small parking lot at the trailhead that leads down into Boiler Bay. About half an hour after descending down onto the Bay's rocky...