Mile 286 Report

October 12, 2022
by WelchHV

Bayocean Peninsula south of Bayocean site
Wednesday 10:30 AM
62° F
Calm/Light from the NE
Tide Level:
0.5 ft
Humans / Pets:
Walking / Running:
biking 2
Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs
Cars/Trucks parking:
ATVs/OHVs parking:
RVs/Buses parking:
RVs/Buses parking: 0
Cars/Trucks on beach, prohibited:
ATVs/OHVs on beach, prohibited:
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Small rocks·Kelp or Algae·Shells·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)
New Development:
Natural Changes:

Glorious October day. Beach empty at start of walk. Increasing human numbers on return. Large flock gulls feeding on shoreline. One dog off leash running into gulls feeding on shoreline. Remaining dogs seen well controlled. Large sea nettle (Chrysaora fuscenscens). Multiple areas of crystal jelly (?) at low tide line. North/south view  approximately mid way (close to marker number)

  • North beach view from mid point
    Beach looking north
    Mid beach opposite mile marker sign in dunes
    October 12, 2022
  • South beach view from mid point
    Looking south from mile marker sign in dunes
    Mid beach opposite mile marker sign in dunes
    October 12, 2022
  • west coast sea nettle (Chrysaora fuscenscens)
    large, intact west coast sea nettle
    at low tide line approx mile 285.5
    October 12, 2022
  • dune marker post where north south pics taken
    dune line
    Dune marker point where north south photos taken
    October 12, 2022
  • "octopus" root
    This has been present on this beach for years and has moved up from close to the south parking lot. Now sits just south of the Dike parking lot access path
    At high water line just south of Dike Rd parking lot access. Has been present on the beach for many years. Will be interested to document it's movement over time
    October 12, 2022
Other Mile 286 Reports (18)


December 7, 2022 - WelchHV
Crab pot, 2 crates looked as if they had been dragged to dune line awaiting collection
  • south from MP 29
  • North from MP 29
  • Dead gull
  • Dead bird
  • Ocean debris
  • Star fish
  • Ocean debris
  • Sanderlings
November 20, 2022 - WelchHV
Tide ebbing. Beach looked scoured. Driftwod pieces high up in dune line edge. No birds seen on shore. One dead bird. Mid size, dark colored feathers on wings otherwise unrecognizable. No jellyfish or...


May 26, 2021 - [email protected]


November 20, 2020 - kunkelwa
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...
September 16, 2020 - kunkelwa
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...
May 27, 2020 - [email protected]
Dead whale on beach. Intact. 
May 16, 2020 - kunkelwa
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...
February 9, 2020 - kunkelwa
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...


September 29, 2019 - kunkelwa
March 3, 2019 - beverly.stein
Beach relatively clean.


November 4, 2018 - beverly.stein
Generally the beach was clean with a lot of kelp clumps.  Very few people.
August 4, 2018 - [email protected]
Illegal camping in dunes. No bathrooms, so waste management is a concern. Reported to Tillamook County Parks. 
July 29, 2018 - beverly.stein
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...
May 28, 2018 - [email protected]
Very clean beach, despite the holiday weekend.Some squid egg cases present. One dead sea lion.
  • Squid egg case-Doryteuthis opalescens
  • Squid egg case-Doryteuthis opalescens
April 29, 2018 - beverly.stein
Not much to report.  Debris from winter storms was evident and a lot of crab shells.
January 13, 2018 - beverly.stein
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...


September 24, 2017 - beverly.stein
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...


September 18, 2010 - [email protected]
There were 5 people noted on our walk, which took 1 1/2 hours. One dog with one of the people. All were walking. The driftline had mainly pieces of wood, rocks, lots of crab shells. Some land-...