Mile 113 Report

June 25, 2009
by gary j

Location:
Coos
Fivemile Creek, north Sacchi Beach
Conditions:
Thursday 8:30 AM
Cloudy
64° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the N
Tide Level:
-1.7 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
10
Dogs:
1
Activities:
Walking / Running:
3
Playing in surf:
1
5 clamming, 1 cyclist
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs
Vehicles:
Activity Comments:
0 vehicles because there is no public access to this beach. People would have parked at the Merchant's Beach lot.
Notable Wildlife:
gulls were the only shore birds.
Dead Birds:
Total:
1
Signs of oil:
0
Entanglement:
0
Species/names:
remains of 1 bird seen. no leg bands. Only bones without head remained.
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Shells·Wood pieces
New Development:
Bluff development
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Summary:
Sacchi Beach is an out of the way paradise with its own loyal following. Those who could not find Shangrila, have instead settled for Sansaria, so called because, according to legend, it was thought that wine coolers washed up onto the beach. But so great was its beauty that even without the vino, visitors still made the worthwhile pilgrimage. It is very seldom that a notable event takes place here, but one is content that the only changes that mostly occur are the imperceptible geological ones. The waves roll in, the sand shifts, the birds (I wish they all could be California Gulls) do bird things, little rocks skitter down the cliffs, the waves roll out, and footprints appear, only to be swept away.Life there is good.Shells, kelp/algae and wood pieces in driftline. Shorebirds (gulls) moving in response to humans. Moderate human impact (10)-3 walking, 1 playing in surf, 5 clamming and 1 cyclist.
Other Mile 113 Reports (9)

2016

April 25, 2016 - Volunteer Trainer
Another tsunami boat for sure. The Japanese government has asked us to sample these. John assumes that it will be carried up the shore with the incoming tide and would like to sample it. It looks to...
  • the boat, north end of the beach
  • Closer view of boat heading in
  • google map site, Coos County, Fivemile Creek, north Sacchi Beach

2009

December 29, 2009 - rheadohner
With the last storms, the sand on Sacchi Beach has been leveled out all the way back to the vegetation.
March 28, 2009 - rheadohner
Shells, animal casings, kelp/algae, small rocks, plastic pellets in driftline. Clumps of bull kelp and an occasional moon jelly on the beach. Not as much plastic debris as previously seen. Removed...

2008

June 8, 2008 - rheadohner
Kelp/algae (large knots of bull kelp and multiple sea palms), occasional eelgrass, small rocks, wood pieces, land-and ocean-based debris in driftline. Shorebirds foraging at surfline. About 50 ft...

2007

September 2, 2007 - rheadohner
Kelp/algae, shells, animal casings, wood pieces, Styrofoam, ocean-based debris (plastic bottles, pallet) in driftline. Large number of crab carapaces, clam shells and clumps of mussels. Auto tire...
June 5, 2007 - rheadohner
Kelp/algae, animal casing, wood pieces, styrofoam and plastic bottles in driftline. Stern portion and piece of hull on high beach. Low human impact (0).
March 22, 2007 - gary j
A thin sparse wrack of shells, wood pieces, styrofoam. Ocean-based debris included foam floats, eight square feet of heavy netting, an assortment of plastic jugs and a broken large plastic container...
January 3, 2007 - rheadohner
Storms and high tides made Sacchi Beach inaccessible. Much sand removed from beach, leaving only a few low drifts.

2006

September 10, 2006 - rheadohner
Kelp, shells, crab casings and ocean-based debris in driftline. Transverse dunes observed on 8/28/06, but leveled on 9/10/06. Major accumulation of sand against rock at north end of Sacchi Beach....