Beach mapping








Oregon Beach and Shoreline Mapping and Analysis Program: Pacific Northwest Estuaries and Shores  

Beach Morphology Monitoring Program


Beach Profiles - Rockaway littoral cell

The Rockaway littoral cell extends from Cape Meares in the south to Neahkahnie Mt. in the north.  The entire shore may be further subdivided into three subcells known as BayOcean Spit, Rockaway, and Nehalem Spit.  Within this cell, the most concentrated area of coastal development occurs along the Rockaway sub-cell (i.e. includes the towns of Twin Rocks, Rockaway, and Nedonna Beach).  Intense development is also occurring in the north at Manzanitta.


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BayOcean Spit  (Cape Meares to Tillamook Bay mouth)


Rockaway  (Tillamook Bay to Nehalem Bay mouth)


Nehalem Spit  (Nehalem Bay mouth to Neahkahnie)