That Oregon Coast Life

Avoid contact with water at D River, Neskowin and Rockaway beaches due to bacteria levels

by News Staff Tuesday, September 10th 2019 SALEM, Ore. – Avoid direct contact with the ocean at D River Beach in Lincoln County and Rockaway and Neskowin beaches in Tillamook County until further notice, the Oregon Health Authority said in a public health advisory issued Tuesday. “People should avoid direct contact with the water in this […]

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Major Oregon storm will hit today. Here’s where to expect 70 MPH winds and flooding

Zach Urness  Salem Statesman Journal Published 2:58 PM EST Dec 17, 2018 A major storm is heading to Oregon today into Wednesday. National Weather Service, Portland The biggest storm of the season will slam northwest Oregon Monday night and Tuesday, bringing potential flooding and winds up to 70 MPH. The storm will slam the Oregon Coast […]

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Rip Currents Killed Eight People in August’s First Week, Adding to the Dozens That Have Lost Their Lives in 2018

By Chris Dolce weather.com Rip currents claimed the lives of eight people in August’s first week, pushing this year’s number of swimmers killed by this underrated danger to at least 45 in U.S. waters. The deaths in the first seven days of August were spread out from Lake Michigan to the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of […]

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Tropical Pink ‘Sea Pickles’ Are Invading the Waters of the Pacific Northwest

By Kimberly Hickok, Staff Writer | July 20, 2018 04:01pm ET A surprising newcomer is taking over the waters that lie off the Pacific Northwest coast. Gelatinous pink sea pickles first invaded the area in 2014, and now researchers report that these tubular tunicates appear to have fully colonized their new habitat and show no signs of leaving. […]

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Oregon fire ban in effect include beaches

Published 07/19/2018 at 3:42 AM PDT By Oregon Coast Beach Connection Staff (Portland, Oregon) – A statewide ban on campfires and open flames in any state park has resulted in a ban on beach fires on the Oregon coast as well. Gov. Kate Brown’s declaration of a fire emergency throughout the state prompted the ban, […]