Mile 196

Vingie Creek, San Marine Beach south
Lincoln County

Latitude: 44.345314774791
Longitude: -124.098054369720
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  • Motor vehicle travel is prohibited from Yaquina Bay (44° 37.0374', Mile 215), southerly to the Lincoln County-Lane County line (44° 16.5774', Mile 190).
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Vingie Creek, San Marine Beach south
Mile 196 Reports (34)


December 1, 2022 - Pardiatthebeach

King tides have washed up to the bluffs but no erosion. Sand is still built up high on the beach, several feet at least. Very little man made debris. read more

September 1, 2022 - Pardiatthebeach

Sand has built back to a high level on the beach. Wrack line content consists of seaweed, some kelp but very little man-made debris. read more

June 1, 2022 - Pardiatthebeach

Very low tide so two people clamming. One bike rider. Not a lot of notable debris at this time other than some styrofoam pieces in the wrackline. No birds out of the more

May 8, 2022 - Pardiatthebeach

Discovered a dead marine mammal at the high tide line. Possibly harbor porpoise?read more

March 3, 2022 - Pardiatthebeach

The winter tides have exposed some gravel on the northern part of this beach, and brought out some agate hunters. No noticeable change to the banks and not much medium or large debris.  read more


December 1, 2021 - Pardiatthebeach

Higher tides are making it up to bluff in some places but sand has not been washed our yet. Very little debris of any sort coming in. In fact no large debris at all this more

  • Foggy afternoon
September 1, 2021 - Pardiatthebeach

Beach was windswept and empty of debris. However at waterline there were hundreds of jellyfish pieces and a few whole jellyfish. read more

  • Jelly fish at water line
  • Jelly fish close up
July 31, 2021 - Pardiatthebeach

Quiet cloudy morning with a sprinkling of rain. Very little debris. Sand is building back in on top portion of beach. read more

June 1, 2021 - Pardiatthebeach

Sand is building back up on the beach. Virtually no debris even after the holiday weekend. Wrackline of empty crab shells, algae, and some sand crabs. read more

March 1, 2021 - Pardiatthebeach

No significant changes in the bluffs this winter.  Some sand has moved off the beach as is common this time of year and exposed some gravel patches.  The recent high tides have washed much of the debris off the more


December 2, 2020 - Pardiatthebeach

Despite king tides in November no erosion or changes to any bluffs.  Water has washed up to cliffs but no further. Some small and medium plastic debris on higher wrackline. read more

September 11, 2020 - Pardiatthebeach

Two items of note today. Unusual mortality of starfish. Found about 20 in the space of a half mile. All about 3-5 inches long. Also ash in wrack more

September 1, 2020 - Pardiatthebeach

Summer has brought incoming sand piling up. A  couple driftwood structures have been made for a windbreak. Plants are encroaching out into the sand since there has been no high tide to wash them away. During the last month we have only seen one mask discarded on the beach more

June 1, 2020 - Pardiatthebeach

Sunny quiet morning. No dogs on beach, and virtually no birds either. Only a minimal amount of plastic debris in wrackline. Some molted crab shells on more

March 1, 2020 - Pardiatthebeach

No significant changes to beach despite winter tides. Lots of small and medium plastic debris in wrack line. read more

February 25, 2020 - Pardiatthebeach

Dead bird we found on a walk was a Nazca Booby whose range is near the Galapagos more


November 30, 2019 - Pardiatthebeach

Recent king tides have swept in and left the beach relatively bare.  Not much wrack left behind and minimal debris on beach. Lots of people since it is the Saturday after more

September 2, 2019 - Pardiatthebeach

Since this is Labor Day there was lot of activity on the beach.  Many people and dogs. We noticed the bluff had been excavated about a quarter mile north of Vingie Creek. Sand and vegetation had been removed from a section about 15 feet wide going back about 40 more

June 2, 2019 - Pardiatthebeach

The last few months have brought in driftwood along the high tide line, including some large logs. Minimal plastic debris at this time. read more

March 1, 2019 - Pardiatthebeach

Big winter waves pulled many feet of sand off the beach, exposing some rock and gravel beds. Sand is gradually filling back in. They also made an impact on the bluffs, creating some small erosion. Wrackline had hundreds of small plastic pieces in some areas, much more than is more


December 1, 2018 - Pardiatthebeach

With the better weather lots of people and dogs were on the beach. Higher winter tides are washing up to the banks and the plants that colonized the sand over the summer are being washed away. Still several feet of sand deposited on beach. Not much large debris washing in, more

August 31, 2018 - Pardiatthebeach

Since it is the Friday before Labor Day weekend 6 people and 4 dogs were out. A couple of wood "forts" are built on the upper sand. Since there have been no big tides vegetation and grass is growing back on upper sand in some places. Very little debris more

August 23, 2018 - Pardiatthebeach

Found a small dead shark while walking the beach this morning. It is about 3-3.5 feet in more

  • Salmon Shark-Lamna ditropis
May 27, 2018 - Pardiatthebeach

Today was the most people we have seen on this beach, but it is the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend and it is sunny! 28 walkers, 3 runners, 8 dogs and a couple groups sitting and playing in the sand. Not much new debris washing in and the vegetation more

March 1, 2018 - Pardiatthebeach

Winter waves have been washing all the way up to the bluffs and vegetation zone. Some damage to stairs and railings. A dead porpoise or dolphin washed in 2/19 and now is mostly just a carcass due to scavengers.  Our debris survey found very little small or mediium debris. more


December 1, 2017 - Pardiatthebeach

High tides are now reaching all the way to the bluff in most places. All driftwood shelters have been knocked down by waves.  Found 15 pieces of large manmade debris over a meter in size, mostly wood and rope. Also there is a big increase in small plastic debris scattered more

September 1, 2017 - Pardiatthebeach

Only two pieces of large debris, both rope. No small and only slight medium debris. Some sand and vegatation building up above tideline, since tide has not been very high.  There are a couple of shelters built from driftwood, one is quite large. Photo more

June 2, 2017 - Pardiatthebeach

We started surveying this beach for marine debris in December 2016 for COASST. This is our first report for Coast Watch. Many more people walking the beach this month, and more dogs. Much less debris washing in. Only found one piece of large debris, rope. Also within our survey more


June 9, 2012 - oceanloonie
My COASST survey partner, Bert Johnstone, and I came across this seal while on our survey Saturday the 9th of June. It was on an open expanse of beach, ocean-side of the wrack, at low tide. It was undisturbed aside from a few bird footprints in the sand around more
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October 8, 2009 - yhobbits
This is my first report of this mile. I am still learning about it. It appears to be an exceptionally clean mile with little or no noticeable litter or garbage. This time there were large sea gull flocks on the sand. It was a foggy day and little or more


December 13, 2007 - bertjohnst
A cool drizzly day with surprisingly little animate life about apart from a little lady gathering shells and a bald eagle circling off shore. Except for the presence of numerous large logs, the beach was also swept clean by recent storms. The rough sea and capricious rogue waves continued more
September 19, 2007 - bertjohnst
A sunny day with a strong north wind carrying sand southwards. Thirteen people, all quite bundled up, were moving about on the beach, along with the usual sparse contingent of gulls, crows, and sanderlings. Considerable number and variety of dead birds. A few new bluff constructions: added steps, and more
May 19, 2007 - bertjohnst
A mild, sunny morning over a beach swept clean of debris. A remarkable number of people present (24) mostly taking walks; exceptionally few birds: no gulls, one charadrius vociferus, and a few beach crows busily digging up sand-crabs. The low tide left uncovered the usually hidden ancient forest floor more
February 5, 2007 - bertjohnst
Beach unusually storm-swept, but otherwise its normal wild more