Mile 269 Report

February 2, 2019
by solosteph

South of Cape Lookout, Camp Meriwether north, Rover Cr
Saturday 10:30 AM
Party cloudy
41° F
Calm/Light from the SW
Tide Level:
11.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
Walking / Running:
Activity Comments:
Increase in surfing activity on this beach over last several months, no concerns or violations.
Notable Wildlife:
no notable wildlife on this beach. Lots of racoon footprints on the beach coming from the trees. A few jelly fish on the beach.
Dead Birds:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Small rocks·Kelp or Algae·Shells·Wood pieces·Plastic pellets·Styrofoam·Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)
My daughter and I picked up 2 bags of trash on the beach, mostly Styrofoam/plastic pieces, small buoys, plastic/glass bottles, large plastic tubing, lots of rope pieces, and other misc items.
New Development:
Natural Changes:
Landslides/major boulder falls
Not much major change over the last year on the land slide along the cliff below the South Cape Look out Trail. There is small erosion along the beach tree line where the bank side is exposed. Looks fresh, perhaps from last king tide.

We picked up trash along the beach.

  • bank side erosion along beach
    bank side erosion along beach
    between south cape lookout and camp Merriweather.
    February 2, 2019
Other Mile 269 Reports (8)


June 24, 2018 - solosteph
Overall environmentally heatlhy and clean.
  • Flock of seagulls
  • Sample of trash.
  • Several whole sand dollars of various sizes.
  •  Camp Merriweather


December 15, 2017 - solosteph
Overall condition of beach is very good.  Land slide slowly in process due to water flow from mountainside.  Cape Lookout South trail crosses creek, land slide not close to trail but should continue...
  • Cape Lookout
  • Land erosion due to waterflow.
  • Rocky coastline, Cape Lookout.
September 23, 2017 - solosteph
As part of SOLVE, I walked from Sand Lake Recreation Area down to Cape Lookout.  2 people from hiking trail.  Beach debris light, several plastic bottles and pieces of rope.  Picked trash up and I...
  • Trash from beach.
  • Cape Lookout cliffside mile 270
  • mile 269
  • Camp Meriwether.
  • Mile 269


March 7, 2015 - daveincamas
Saw this post on facebook, showing a buoy on the beach: The attached photos are from that Facebook post. Jeremy Young...
  • Buoy on beach south of Cape lookout
  • Buoy on beach south of Cape lookout, South of Cape Lookout, Camp Meriwether north, Rover Cr


November 1, 2009 - solarnight9
Found a large decomposing sea lion today almost at the forest line. It looks like it had come to rest there on its own power and died where it stopped well past the high tide mark.
  • Sea Lion came to rest here far past the high tide line.  Measures about 8' long.
June 14, 2009 - solarnight9
A very serene and peaceful day here at 269. There's a lot more sand present than over the winter. The storms of 08-09 were not that bad compared to the previous winter it seems. Lots of Dead crabs...
January 26, 2009 - solarnight9
A chilly but gorgeous sunny day on 269. I arrived mid-afternoon at mid-tide as it was going out. Not a soul in sight. There was very little to be found on the beach. The beach was scoured clean...
  • The waterfall was present in October probably contributing to the weakness of the cliff face in that area.
  • There were at least 8 of these on the northern part of the mile


October 21, 2008 - solarnight9
This is the first report on 269 and for myself. Thanks to Phillip and Olli on getting me started.A beautiful day here. No clouds or fog present. Wind was out of the north in more of a summertime...
  • Obvious major rock slide.  Probably from last winter evidenced by the lighter exposed rock on cape lookout and the lack of vegetation in the slide area itself.
  • Access here is very limited.  Someone had to really work hard to get materials here to build this.  Or illegally haul in the lumber by truck on the beach.