Mile 28 Report

December 23, 2018
by AzaleaLane

Gold Beach Fairgrounds, airport, Rogue River South Jetty
51° F
Tide Level:
8.5 ft
Humans / Pets:
Photographing the King Tide.
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Fish & Invertebrates:
New Development:
Natural Changes:

This day, December 23, was the highest tide for this month.  We also went on December 21, but the high tide was

not even close to the 23rd.  We found 4 painted rocks near Kissing Rock.  Amazing to watch how high the waves

and water came up  the shore. See photos.  The time was 11:23 am.


  • Looking north from Kissing Rock parking area.
    December 23, 2018
  • Homes on the edge of Hunter Creek Beach.
    December 23, 2018
  • High tides usually don’t reach this rock.
    December 23, 2018
  • Found painted rocks near Kissing Rock parking area.
    December 23, 2018
  • Two sea gulls watching the King Tide.
    December 23, 2018
  • King Tide at Kissing Rock. 12-23-2018. Looking south on Hiway 101.
    December 23, 2018
  • High tide, 12-21-2018. Compare to 12-23. From Kissing Rock parking area.
    December 21, 2018
  • South jetty, high tide, 12-21-2018. Mile 28
    December 21, 2018
  • King Tide, South jetty, mile 28, 12-23-2018
    December 23, 2018
Other Mile 28 Reports (6)


December 25, 2018 - AzaleaLane
Christmas Day on Mile 28.  We celebrated by  making Mimosas!  (It was also my birthday).  A bit breezy,but sunny.  3 people looking at rocks near the jetty.  2 people walking a dog.  I found a piece...
October 1, 2018 - AzaleaLane
Our beach walk with Fawn Custer, October, 1, 2018.  We met at the Gold Beach Visitor Center, then walked south toward Turtle Rock and Kissing Rock.  Sunny day. Tide was low.  Fawn identified...
  • Foot
March 11, 2018 - AzaleaLane
A beautiful sunny day.  First time I have seen a Raven on the beach. It is good to see the Osprey with a fish.Previous concern about near-by dredging has been helped by equipment problems. The...
  • Mile 28. 3-11-2018


December 25, 2017 - AzaleaLane
We only saw one other person on the beach on Christmas Day.  No dogs.  Beach was litter free.There was driftwood at the Rogue River jetty end.  Lots of small rocks near the surf. 


April 23, 2013 - Shorething
A large beach fire on Mile 28 of Gold Beach erupted today at approximately 4 p.m., causing large flames in the air and clouds of white and black smoke. Three fire trucks arrived on the scene, and a...


May 1, 2007 - themermaidscholar
Storm approaching. Cold wind blowing hard. Seals playing in the surf.