Nehalem Bay State Park, Oregon, August 3, 2021
Too hot for hiking inland, we decided to drive out to the coast and walk the loop around Nehalem Bay spit.
Most of the birds we saw were near the jetty.
The rock jetty was also a catch for sand and drift wood.
We found a lunch spot on the jetty with a wind shelter. After lunch, we crossed to the inland shore of the spit, and walked north along the Nehalem River/Bay, with different views and shore features, and the added advantage of being less windy.
Some of the marine life washed up in the low tide zone:
Continuing north along Nehalem Bay:
We enjoyed our day at the beach – fresh air, mountain and ocean views, a few birds.
On our return drive, we stopped at the highway overlook in Oswald West State Park, to look back at Nehalem Bay and the jetty. And to once again thank former Oregon governor, Oswald West, for claiming the beaches in Oregon as public land, in 1911.