Mile 286

Bayocean Peninsula south of Bayocean site
Tillamook County

Latitude: 45.517290034602
Longitude: -123.954715094400
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  • Motor vehicle travel is prohibited from the north boundary of Nehalem Bay State Park (45° 42.2196', Mile 299), southerly to the south boundary of the Boy Scout property north of Sand Lake (45° 18.6444', Mile 268), except as follows: Motor vehicles essential to and engaged in boat launchings will be allowed any time during the year for a distance of 300 feet northwest from (45° 26.4036' 123° 57.2052', Mile 279), near Happy Camp.
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Bayocean Peninsula south of Bayocean site
Mile 286 Reports (20)


January 19, 2023 - WelchHV

Beach scoured from high tides and storms

Recent king tides have moved large trunk/root north about 300 yds to lie in line with the milepost marker. Same trunk now has root system facing south (change from west facing). read more

  • octopus tree migrates in storm
  • octopus tree
  • north MP 29
  • South view
  • beach debris
  • Box strapping
  • natural riprap


December 7, 2022 - WelchHV

Crab pot, 2 crates looked as if they had been dragged to dune line awaiting collectionread more

  • 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 fragments. read more

October 12, 2022 - WelchHV

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 more

  • North beach view from mid point
  • South beach view from mid point
  • west coast sea nettle (Chrysaora fuscenscens)
  • dune marker post where north south pics taken
  • "octopus" root


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 week ago the wrackline had alot of jelly fish. This day all more

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. Muggy warm weather following a week of fires in the hills east of more

May 27, 2020 - [email protected]

Dead whale on beach. Intact. read more

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 pairs of Willets in the surf. There was a 25 foot dead Pacific Gray whale, more

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 eroding from wind over the more


September 29, 2019 - kunkelwa
March 3, 2019 - beverly.stein

Beach relatively more


November 4, 2018 - beverly.stein

Generally the beach was clean with a lot of kelp clumps.  Very few more

August 4, 2018 - [email protected]

Illegal camping in dunes. No bathrooms, so waste management is a concern. Reported to Tillamook County Parks. read more

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 are available) and evidence of horses on the beach and footprints coming from more

May 28, 2018 - [email protected]

Very clean beach, despite the holiday weekend.Some squid egg cases present. One dead sea more

  • 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 more

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 cleaning up debris and the King Tide.  We did see a very large more


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 debris on the beach. read more


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-based debris, and a few ocean based items such as a wooden hatch, more