Mile 26 Report

July 16, 2022
by hobbins

Cape Sebastian SP, Buena Vista Wayside, S of Hunter Cr
Saturday 3:00 PM
68° F
Strong from the N
Tide Level:
5.8 ft
Humans / Pets:
Walking / Running:
Playing in surf:
Playing in sand:
Climbing bluffs/seastacks
Apparent Violations:
Climbing the large road rocks at parking lot.
Cars/Trucks parking:
ATVs/OHVs parking:
RVs/Buses parking:
RVs/Buses parking: 0
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
ATVs/OHVs on beach, allowed:
Cars/Trucks on beach, prohibited:
ATVs/OHVs on beach, prohibited:
Activity Comments:
There were two electric bikes roaming the beach
Notable Wildlife:
There was a young eagle and four ravens having aerial war with each other. They were all fighting the strong winds to maintain position over the sand. I watched this for about 10 minutes before moving further down the beach. Two of the ravens were on the sand and pecking away at a fresh kill. The bird they were eating looked like a black turnstone.
Dead Birds:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Wood pieces·Land-based debris (picnics, etc.)
New Development:
Natural Changes:

The beach was very clean, sand was warm, and the waves were running hard. Other than human beings and the ravens and eagles there was that much on the beach.

  • Parking lot
    Full parking lot
    July 16, 2022
  • Bikes
    Electric bikes on Beach
    Below the parking lot but they went all the way down the beach
    July 16, 2022
  • Man climbing rock formation
    Man climbing rock formation
    Man climbing rock formation At parking lot
    July 16, 2022
  • Person looking for rocks
    Near parking Lot
    July 16, 2022
  • See vegetation on the beach
    Half a mile from the parking lot to the south
    July 16, 2022
  • Driftwood on the Beach
    Driftwood on the Beach a quarter mile from the parking lot.
    July 16, 2022
  • Flowers on the trail to the Beach
    Near parking lot
    July 16, 2022
  • Beach contour
    Half a mile south of parking lot.
    July 16, 2022
  • Eagle and ravens
    About a mile from the parking lot.
    July 16, 2022
  • Ocean waves
    Below parking lot
    July 16, 2022
Other Mile 26 Reports (19)


September 25, 2022 - hobbins
Beautiful day with pelicans fishing the surf , seagulls on the beach , little trash compared to same time last year. First starfish found dead on the beach. 
  •  Vegetation
  • vegetaion
  • starfish
  • termites and centipede
  • cormorant colomy
  • Sign of vehicle on the beach
  • Drift wood piled up in front of small cave
  • flock of seagull on the beach
May 22, 2022 - hobbins
This was the cleanest the beach has ever been since we have walked it. 
  • Beach trash
  • lots of rope
April 7, 2022 - hobbins
A beautiful day with clear skies and beautiful surf. The beach looked good except for the plastic debris.
  • Battle ship
  • crab pot working its way to shore
  • tire on the beach
  • Another tire on the beach
  • Large piles of Kelp
March 11, 2022 - hobbins
Mile 26 was the cleanest it has ever been. Four people were walking the whole beach of 3 miles long with small back packs . Two of them walk it with their dog and hike the far end up and out to Hwy...
  • Holy Log
  • Drift wood
February 10, 2022 - hobbins
It was a warm and beautiful day! The beach was clean and everyone was enjoying it. Waves were large and beautiful. There was not much to clean up, which was heartening.
  • Dead Bird
January 19, 2022 - hobbins
There was still a lot of styrofoam on the beach!! A tire was found on the beach as well a a crab pot that had a log through it. There were not as many bottles as the last time I was there. One very...
  • Crab poy
  • Pyrosomes
  • Dog and log
  • Ship light bulb
January 8, 2022 - hobbins
There was a lot of trash on the beach. I was only able to walk 3/4 of a mile of it due to the trash beg I was carrying was full. I needed two more at least to finish cleaning the beach. Lots of...
  • Styrofoam all over the beach


November 25, 2021 - hobbins
  • Dead bird
  • Bike at beach for month
October 18, 2021 - hobbins
There had been some shot gun activity at this beach. lots of wads on the beach. Found two dead emaciated birds. never seen that before. 
  • dead bird found
  • dead bird number 2
  • beach time
September 22, 2021 - hobbins
More debis on the shore this walk. Found rope used for crab pots.
  • Quiet Day
  • High water
  • Beach debris
August 29, 2021 - hobbins
Due to the wind there was not much activity on the beach. there was a bit more trash to pick up caught in the grasses.There were no sand dollars on the beach.
  • sand movement
July 29, 2021 - hobbins
Lots of people using the beach mosly near Hunters Creek. Four large RVs in the parking lot. People frpm Medford and Southern California were enjoying the beach!!
  • Full Parking lot
  • Sand dunes forming
  • Sand dunes forming
  • Beach change
June 1, 2021 - hobbins
Warm windy day. The insects were out on the sand. One beautiful bug was blown over on its back. Its belly was bright irridescent red. When I went to flip it over the back was a bright irridescent...
  • parking lot
  • Purple flowers
  • Yellow sand verbena
May 2, 2021 - hobbins
Very cool day with the strong wind. This kept human activity to a minimum. There was a large flock of sea birds flowing something in the water out about 300 yards. We never saw what it was.
April 14, 2021 - hobbins
Beach looked clean and the waves were not reaching the bluff anymore. 
March 30, 2021 - hobbins
There was some erosion of the sand wall since we were there last but only about a foot. There was very little litter on the beach this time. Nice to see. Most of the activity was near the river mouth.
  • edge of sand bluff
January 25, 2021 - hobbins
We did not make the full 3 miles due to trash pick up. Our bag was full. Styrofoam was a great portion of it. Crab buoys, shot gun wads, styrofoam cup pieces . We also found a crab cage connected to...
January 7, 2021 - hobbins
Beach was clean for the most part. Only two people on the beach.


February 26, 2009 - [email protected]
Fair amounts of garbage, mostly recycleables. 4 Tires and half of a 50 gallon metal drum. I relieved the beach of a two gallon bucket full of plastic and glass and 1 tire. Not a lot of people on...