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2021 Beach Monitoring Schedule

As state parks have reopened to public use, the Oregon Beach Monitoring Program (OBMP) has resumed monitoring Oregon beaches for harmful bacteria in the north, mid and south coast. The OBMP will continue this monitoring schedule through the beach use season (mid-May to mid-September) unless actions by state and local authorities restrict public beach access. 

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For beaches that have reopened, OBMP will follow a three-week sampling schedule, as listed below. Once sampling is completed for weeks 1 through 3, the schedule will repeat until the sampling season ends. See below for a list of the beaches monitored in 2021. The list includes some of the most frequently visited beaches in Oregon, as well as beaches where OBMP has found bacteria present, or beaches for which local partners and the public have requested monitoring due to potential pollution concerns. 

If you have any questions about beach monitoring or if you would like to receive weekly water quality results during the monitoring season, please contact OBMP at Beach.Health@state.or.us or call 971-673-0440. 

Three-week sampling schedule

Week Monitored Beaches
1 Seaside to Oswald State Park
2 Rockaway to Seal Rock
3 Nye to Mill

Beach Advisories

If there are current beach advisories, they will be listed below.


Click on a beach name to view an aerial map in PDF format.

STATION ID STATION NAME LATITUDE LONGITUDE
SEASIDE BEACH - SEASIDE, OREGON - CLATSOP COUNTY
29393Seaside Beach at 12th Avenue46.0019-123.9319
29392Seaside Beach at Broadway turn around45.9937-123.9327
29394Seaside Beach at U Avenue45.9814-123.9365
CANNON BEACH - CANNON BEACH, OREGON - CLATSOP COUNTY
31536Ecola Creek at Logan Creek45.9024-123.9609
29395Cannon Beach at Ecola Creek mouth (2nd Avenue)45.8974-123.9655
29396Cannon Beach near Ecola Court storm outfall45.8898-123.9653
34608Ecola Court outfall pipe to Cannon Beach45.8893-123.9638
TOLOVANA BEACH SP - CANNON BEACH, OREGON - CLATSOP COUNTY
36219Tolovana Beach SP 50m north of Chisana Creek45.8722-123.9632
30503Tolovana Beach SP at the mouth of Chisana Creek45.8727-123.9630
36221Tolovana Beach SP in Chisana Creek at the outflow45.8726-123.9630
36220Tolovana Beach SP 50m South of Chisana Creek45.8722-123.9619
SHORT SAND SP - ARCH CAPE, OREGON - TILLAMOOK COUNTY
29390Short Sand Beach north end (Oswald State Park)45.7635-123.9700
29389Short Sand Beach middle (Oswald State Park)45.7614-123.9671
31525Short Sand Creek at footbridge 45.7601-123.9628
29388Short Sand Beach at Short Sand Creek (Oswald State Park)
45.7594-123.9653
ROCKAWAY BEACH - ROCKAWAY, OREGON - TILLAMOOK COUNTY
29386Rockaway Beach at Rock Creek45.6135-123.9465
29385Rockaway Beach at Saltair Creek 45.6057-123.9474
34724Rock Creek at south 1st Avenue 45.6139-123.9445
34725Saltair Creek at south 6th Avenue45.6052-123.9462
TWIN ROCKS BEACH - TWIN ROCKS, OREGON - TILLAMOOK COUNTY
30510Twin Rocks Beach at Watseco Creek45.5933-123.9504
30890Watseco Creek45.5927-123.9456
OCEANSIDE - OCEANSIDE, OREGON - TILLMOOK COUNTY
29383              Oceanside Beach State Wayside at headland                                                                  45.46201        - 123.97244
29382              Oceanside Beach State Wayside at parking access                                                         45.46017        - 123.97065
29384              Oceanside Beach State Wayside at seep (250 meters south)                                          45.45858        - 123.96954
CAPE KIWANDA - PACIFIC CITY, OREGON - TILLAMOOK COUNTY 
29381              Kiwanda Beach at Dory Launch                                                                                        45.21582        - 123.97236
31821              Kiwanda Beach at mid mound                                                                                           45.21316        - 123.97106
31822              Kiwanda Beach at south site                                                                                             45.20808        - 123.96992
NESKOWIN BEACH - NESKOWIN, OREGON - TILLAMOOK COUNTY
38607Hawk Creek at the Salem Avenue bridge45.1029-123.9826
38608Neskowin Creek 50 m upstream of the confluence with Hawk Creek45.1008-123.9828
30513Neskowin Creek north side of Proposal Rock at the mouth of Neskowin Creek45.1016-123.9873
32133Neskowin Beach south side of Proposal Rock at the mouth of Neskowin Creek45.0993-123.9879
D RIVER BEACH - LINCOLN CITY, OREGON - LINCOLN COUNTY
10526D River at the bridge44.9678-124.0151
29346D River Beach at north corner of parking lot44.9685-124.0184
29345D River Beach at restroom44.9672-124.0199
29344D River Beach 200 M south of restroom44.9647-124.0199
AGATE BEACH - NEWPORT, OREGON - LINCOLN COUNTY
34727Agate Beach at mouth of Big Creek44.6588-124.0581
34726Big Creek at Agate Beach Wayside44.6587-124.0567
BEVERLY BEACH - NEWPORT, OREGON - LINCOLN COUNTY
11253Spencer Creek at Beverly Beach campground footbridge44.7292-124.0568
29248Beverly Beach 100 m north of the mouth of Spencer Creek44.7304-124.0602
29247Beverly Beach at mouth of Spencer Creek44.7291-124.0603
29246Beverly Beach 100 m south of the mouth of Spencer Creek44.7282-124.0602
NYE BEACH - NEWPORT, OREGON - LINCOLN COUNTY
34728Nye Beach at rocky outcrop qest of Olive Street44.6365-124.0646
33170Nye Beach turnaround at discharge pipe44.6392-124.0626
33171Nye Beach turnaround at outflow from discharge pipe (fresh water)44.6392-124.0627
34745Nye Beach 100m north of Nye Creek (west 6th St)44.6403-124.0632
SEAL ROCK BEACH - SEAL ROCK, OREGON - LINCOLN COUNTY
37690Seal Rock SP Beach at north access State Wayside Trail 44.4955-124.0847
37691Seal Rock SP Beach at mouth of Hill Creek
44.4943-124.0845
37692
Seal Rock SP Beach at mouth of Little Creek 
44.4916
-124.0847
37709Hill Creek at Seal Rock SP Beach at outflow W of HWY 101
44.4943-124.0835
37710Little Creek at Seal Rock SP Beach at ourflow W of HWY 101
44.4919-124.0834
HECETA BEACH - FLORENCE, OREGON - LANE COUNTY
36225Heceta Beach at north runoff44.0368-124.1344
30480Heceta Beach middle site 44.0376-124.1351
36226Heceta Beach at south runoff44.0350-124.1347
36227Heceta Beach in the south runoff44.0349-124.1329
BASTENDORFF BEACH - COOS BAY, OREGON - COOS COUNTY
29320Bastendorff Beach at the jetty43.3519-124.3454
29319Bastendorff Beach 400m south of the jetty43.3477-124.3471
29318Bastendorff Beach at Minor Creek43.3457-124.3492
31562Bastendorff Beach 250m south of Minor Creek43.3434-124.3533
31561Minor Creek 200m upstream43.3431-124.3498
SUNSET BAY SP BEACH - COOS BAY, OREGON - COOS COUNTY
29317Sunset Bay SP Beach at North Beach Access43.3354-124.3729
29316Sunset Bay SP Beach at Restroom43.3336-124.3726
29315Sunset Bay SP Beach at mouth of Big Creek43.3324-124.3748
31450Big Creek at Sunset Bay footbridge43.3308-124.3732
HUBBARD CREEK BEACH - PORT ORFORD, OREGON - CURRY COUNTY
30749Hubbard Creek Beach 50m north of Hubbard Creek42.7355-124.4784
30750Hubbard Creek between Hwy 101 and beach42.7352-124.4784
30471Hubbard Creek Beach at Hubbard Creek42.7349-124.4771
30751Hubbard Creek Beach south of Hubbard Creek42.7349-124.4771
HARRIS BEACH STATE PARK - BROOKINGS, OREGON - CURRY COUNTY
29312Harris Beach SP at Harris Creek42.0692-124.3170
31559Harris Creek upstream42.0689-124.3155
31555Harris Beach SP east of Goat Island42.0670-124.3146
29313Harris Beach SP west of parking lot42.0676-124.3149
31549Harris Beach SP at Eiler Creek42.0630-124.3048
MILL BEACH - BROOKINGS, OREGON - CURRY COUNTY
30935Mill Beach at Macklyn Creek upstream

31687Mill Beach at Macklyn Creek

29310Mill Beach at south side of Seastack

29311Mill Beach at access point

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