Mile 238

Salishan Spit, North Lagoon, Siletz Bay
Lincoln County

Latitude: 44.906969844944
Longitude: -124.030629571550
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  • 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.

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Salishan Spit, North Lagoon, Siletz Bay
Mile 238 Reports (45)


December 29, 2022 - Cathy238

Very little beach to walk on at this time of year at high tide. Waves come in all the way to the riprap line. Beware of sneaker waves. Accesses are still hazardous or unusable on Mile 238. read more

September 1, 2022 - Cathy238

Some accesses are usable again, like the one near lot 281. The staging area for work crews and equipment near Beach Grass Lane should be avoided during the week. When work is stopped, the rough ramp from the beach is usable. read more

June 7, 2022 - Cathy238

Very little activity and little debris (logs, kelp, etc) today on this mile. The riprap project extends from Gleneden Beach north through Mile 238. It will be continuing for some time. If tide is in and work is being done, it is difficult to get through some areas on more

February 17, 2022 - Cathy238

Several riprap projects are underway in Mile 238. The access at Seagull Lane is being reconstructed and mainly used by bulldozers working on the riprap, so best to avoid that area when working. Another project happening near access 50A, which can't be used at this time. Other unmarked accesses more


October 22, 2021 - Cathy238

Some beach accesses are not presently usable. Seagull Lane/Beach Grass Lane access is being used by heavy equipment and area should be avoided. Accesses at lot 281, Circle Road, #50A and at lot 333 are dangerous drop-offs. A new access between lot 347 and 349 is usable and leads more

June 20, 2021 - Cathy238

Low tides have resulted in quite a wide beach at this time of year. Accesses need to be carefully scrutinized before attempting, as they have changed at least and (some) have become unusable at more

April 18, 2021 - Cathy238

Rip-rap projects are winding down. The presence of additional rip-rap on the beach reduces the width of the beach so walking the complete Mile 238 is often impossible. read more

February 5, 2021 - Cathy238

Caution is advised on the beach on Mile 238 due to high winter tides/sneaker waves, ongoing significant riprap projects, and constant heavy equipment more


December 11, 2020 - Cathy238

Beware of high tides and sneaker waves. Today the beach was completely wind-swept and smoothed over by recent wave action. It was almost completely clear south of house #333 (beach access there) but covered with logs north of 333 all the way to the north end of Mile 238. more

October 21, 2020 - Cathy238

Be aware of bulldozing activity on Mile 238. Even when they aren't working, equipment, piles of sand and rip rap are on the beach. I will attach more

October 2, 2020 - Cathy238

Dead beached whale on Mile 238, either a new one or the recently buried one has been unearthed. Horrible smell extends up and down the more

September 1, 2020 - ORbeach

Additional photos of the dead humpback whaleread more

August 14, 2020 - Cathy238

Dead humpback whale is on the beach on Mile 238. It has been there about a week. read more

June 14, 2020 - Cathy238

There was very little on the beach today - very few logs, some dried seaweed but not much, a few people walking and agate-hunting, calm sea. A few accesses are usable, but not 50A or Circle Road. read more

May 2, 2020 - Cathy238

Tide was low. Beach was smoothed over from last night's high tide, all the way in to the grass line. Accesses are still hard to maneuver, except 50B and an unmarked one near house #281. No debris (marine or otherwise), few logs. No more

March 28, 2020 - Cathy238

Either rainy day or Corona virus scare is keeping people off the beach. Still necessary to be completely vigilant when on the beach. No whale sightings here during this whalewatching week. Just 1 seal swimming in the ocean. read more

January 17, 2020 - Cathy238

Beware the sneaker waves. Observe all warning signs. Dress appropriately for the season, climate, and quick weather fluctuations. read more


November 27, 2019 - Cathy238

Very high tides recently are dangerous, with sneaker waves running up across the beach to the rocks quite rapidly. No access on beach through much of Mile 238. Some unofficial accesses are usable (at lot #281 and at Beach Grass Lane) but some are not usable and quite dangerous (#50A, more

August 28, 2019 - Cathy238

Mile 238 was very calm and empty today. No people or animals (except birds). No debris on the beach, only dried seaweed, driftwood, small logs, etc. A natural bluff has formed along much of this mile near the more

June 23, 2019 - Cathy238

Little activity and few people. No debris or garbage. No animals today. Seems to be little difference between low tide and high tide. Beach access 50A is still closed with a sign and barriers on the road side but no sign on the beach side. Unsafe to access from more

April 22, 2019 - Cathy238

Mile 238 was fairly empty and calm. Some more riprap had been placed in certain areas where erosion threatened homes in the winter. Some steep drop-offs still exist, eliminating a few access points for now. Smooth beach all the way up the bluffs in some areas indicating a recent more

February 25, 2019 - Cathy238

Sand removal and riprap restoration taking place north of access 50A.  Some unofficial access points unusable due to erosion.  Beach at northern end of the mile wide for this time of year, but erosion threats on southern more

January 30, 2019 - Cathy238

Much of Mile 238 is being worked on due to erosion issues, and trucks/bulldozers are coming in throughout the day during the work week. Beach access 50B is usable, as is Seagull Lane. However, no other accesses north of that point are usable at this time until approaching 50. more

January 7, 2019 - ORbeach

Providing pictures of erosion at house #295 on Salishan Drive, Gleneden Beachread more

January 2, 2019 - Cathy238

Much erosion along Mile 238 north of beach access 50B. Bulldozers are adding boulders and sand and working daily. Some beach access points are currently unusable until additional sand can bring the paths to a level of walking directly off the beach. Right now, some rock climbing would be required, more


November 29, 2018 - Cathy238

Very undisturbed today. Tide had smoothed beach over, no animals, low wind, medium surf. No birds, seemed strange. read more

November 6, 2018 - Cathy238

Large dead sea lion on more

October 30, 2018 - Cathy238

Dead seal on beach in front of/near house more

September 19, 2018 - Cathy238

This day was similar to several other days I walked this mile since it was assigned. Very little activity of any kind. No trash or other signs of pollution. No people this day, only 4-5 on the other days I walked it. No pets. Very mild weather - little wind, more

August 5, 2018 - Cathy238

Beach was completely deserted in mile 238. More people in mile 239.

Also, no dogs or other pets. Few birds and a few seals playing in the ocean.

Natural berm throughout most of the mile which has been there awhile. Looks like waves aren't washing over it at this time of more


October 29, 2017 - njwhite

A recent storm pushed some large tree stumps and logs up to the beach. There was an abundance of European sea grass along the driftline. Some American Searocket and Seabeach Sandwort near the bluffs. We picked up about 15 pounds of trash. There was a very heavy piece of painted more

October 20, 2017 - Volunteer Trainer

While riding on the southern end of Salishan Beach Sean Lee spotted a sea turtle.  He called his wife Adrianna, who called a friend who happened to be a CoastWatcher.  Katharine gave her Fawn's number.  Jim Rice was contacted. He was able to get there and with Sean and Adrianna' more

  • Olive Ridley sea turtle
August 26, 2017 - njwhite

It was a beautiful, clear day to walk along mile 238. Once again, the landscape of this beautiful mile has changed, more flat than on previous walks  On this day, there was more bird activity, a few dead cormorats, and a few other dead birds that I could not identify, and more

April 15, 2017 - njwhite

April 15 in the afternoon was a clear, sunny day with winds 10 - 20 mph.  The bluffs that were evident for much of mile 238 in January were gone or smaller. There was a lot of fish netting and fish lines along the drift line, some of which was more

  • A clear day
January 27, 2017 - njwhite

This was the first time I visited mile 238. Most of the debris picked up washed in from the ocean. read more


November 27, 2016 - KiwiMcK

There were few people and one dog on this mile today.  Driftline had the normal type of plastic polution we see here bottles, cups, styrofoam, plastic bits and some rope pieces from vessels.  The physical changes have been in the foredune and addition of grading and riprap from last more


October 11, 2015 - KiwiMcK
A clear sunny day after hurricane Oho scooted by to our north. The wave action was strong and it was the clear that the higher tides were pushing quite a way up the beach.Only one other person was observed walking at the edge of the surf.Four dead birds were more
  • Mile 238 wave action making new sand ridge on the shore.
August 28, 2015 - KiwiMcK
A warm overcast day. Five people, two dogs walking on the beach. Plastic bottles, handles and float parts picked up as trash.Four dead birds at the north end of the mile. See attached more
  • 1 of 4 dead birds at 44 degrees 50 minutes 45 seconds.  This was more intact than other birds
July 27, 2015 - KiwiMcK
A hand full of people and a couple of dogs out on the beach on this spectacular day. Sun shining brightly and the water just sparkling. Is this really the Oregon coast? Large bundles of bull kelp in the rack line and many crystal jellies landing on the sand more
  • Bull Kelp on Southern portion of mile 238
July 14, 2015 - KiwiMcK
Just a beautifully sunny day on the beach with a few white caps, sparkling ocean and not much wind. 4 people walking, one person reading and a couple sunning themselves. Two flocks of gulls and little to nothing in the rack more


December 21, 2008 - Gertie C
Rainy afternoon. Not much activity -- just me, and one other person picking up more
February 29, 2008 - Gertie C
Not much to report this time -- State Parks & Rec buried a dead cow a few days more


September 21, 2007 - Gertie C
Quiet day in the early evening. Only two people seen, walking and collecting more
June 21, 2007 - Gertie C
Little of concern. Some sand seems to be coming more
March 20, 2007 - Gertie C
Some sand seems to be coming back. However, all along the mile there is eveidence of beach erosion. Where I had a gradual slope to the beach, I now have about a 15' more