Mile 290 Report

June 9, 2021
by BerrieC

Barview Jetty County Park, Camp Magruder south
Wednesday 10:15 AM
57° F
Calm/Light from the SW
Tide Level:
3.2 ft
Humans / Pets:
Walking / Running:
Playing in sand:
Cars/Trucks parking:
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Fish & Invertebrates:
1 dead flounder at ocean edge
Small rocks·Kelp or Algae·Shells·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Wood pieces·Land-based debris (picnics, etc.)·Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)
Very small accumulation of land and ocean based debris. See photo.
New Development:
Natural Changes:

Picked up garbage. Extreme erosion is not in evidence on this section of beach, unlike the portions of Magruder in Mile 291. Nothing else concerning observed. 


I walked for 2 hours from our home at the north end of Ocean Blvd to the Jetty and through Barview Jetty Campground. Only one hour (combined observation and reporting) was spent on Mile 290. Beach condition was typical, with no concerns noted. 

  • Flounder carcass near surf
    Flounder carcass near surf
    June 10, 2021
  • Dune condition
    South end of Magruder toward jetty
    June 10, 2021
  • Beach debris
    Collected between Shorewood and jetty
    June 9, 2021
Other Mile 290 Reports (25)


July 23, 2022 - BerrieC
Lots of folks having fun on a partially sunny day.  Beach is fairly clean considering the number of people on the sand on a summer weekend.
July 5, 2022 - Foxglove290
Post 4th beach clean up is a yearly clean up I do because the public always leaves a mess behind them.  
April 24, 2022 - Foxglove290
Noticable sluffing of shoreline 'bluff' along Camp Magurders property.  I have included photos.
  • Erosion
April 23, 2022 - BerrieC
Erosion has abated on Mile 290 since that which occurred during the winter.  The northern and central sections of Camp Magruder have sustained the highest loss of bluffs and trees. The southern...
February 6, 2022 - Foxglove290
It was great to see so may people enjoying the beach. Parking is limited with most of the jetty parking lot blocked due to the Sough Jetty repair work.  Lots of driftwood has accumulated. Very little...
February 6, 2022 - BerrieC
This report contains observations of Pine Beach Loop and the north and central sections of Camp Magruder, as I pass those on the way to Mile 290 and have been monitoring and submitting info on PBL...


August 16, 2021 - MossierJ
Large Fishing boat stranded on the sand above the high tide line about 100' from north jetty rocks.  Boat came in sometime Saturday, 8/14.  Several people (with one piece of heavy equipment) were...
July 25, 2021 - BerrieC
Everything pretty normal as far as human activity and physical status of beach and jetty area.
July 5, 2021 - Foxglove290
I choose to go out the day after the 4th purposly.  It is heart breaking to see what the public left on the beach and in the parking area.  We hauled off more then 200 lbs of '4th' trash.  
  • Mile 290
  • Trash
  • Grandpa and Granddaughter helping out Grandma


October 17, 2020 - Foxglove290
Four of us walked mile 290 collecting abt 40lbs of trash.   A good percent of which was from the fishing industry .  We saw 2 dead sea lions . One appeared to have been shot.   The second had had it'...
June 19, 2020 - Foxglove290
This was my 1st time back on my mile since February.  Lack of trash was surprising to me(see the photo of what I picked up)  Driftwood on the shore was minimal.  We have had a lot of windy days with...


December 23, 2019 - Foxglove290
There is a lot of debris washed a shore after this weeks storm.  I picked up trash Saturday and today monday.  Some from the fisheries(big tangles of rope-see photos)  a lot that washed down the...
September 30, 2019 - Foxglove290
End of summer,  Not much in the way of driftwood left on the beach(campers burn it thru the summer).  The beach was carn clean being it was just a week ago the SOLVE did the fall beach clean-up. 5 ...
July 5, 2019 - Foxglove290
My husband and I spent 3 hours (6 man hours)  picking up trash.  We ran into one other couple who were doing the same.   I added their trash lbs to our total count  of 80lbs.  It is reallly...
  • My husband on mile 290
  • Me and the Bags of Trash
March 2, 2019 - Foxglove290
Dead cow elk.  It appeared to have broken a hind leg.  A mystery as to how it ended up on the beach. It did not appear to have been in the water very long.    It was a beautiful cold winter day.  The...
  • Magruder Shoreline
  • Southern Access for Camp Magruder
  • Barview Campground Shoreline


December 17, 2018 - Foxglove290
I saw evidance that the surf overtopped the shoreline in the last 24 hours.  This is the 1st time this fall that this has happened.  See photos
December 5, 2018 - Foxglove290
There has not been alot of change since my last report.   We have had only one major rain/wind event this fall. This being so, there has been very little debris deposited on the beaches.  I have...
October 10, 2018 - Foxglove290
Beautiful Indian summer day to walk my mile.  I observed 15 people along with their dogs on the beach and northe jetty. One man was surf fishing. Usually there are people fishing off the jetty but...
June 2, 2018 - Foxglove290
 Observed tire tracks not an actual vehicle.  Vehicles are NOT allowed on this section of beach
March 5, 2018 - Foxglove290
It was one of those rare sunny and almost calm winter days.  Erosion has been less severe than last year.  Overtopping brought more drftwood and sand inland than I have observed in the last 5 years...


December 5, 2017 - Foxglove290
I am also volunteer with Solve and their adopt a mile program.  Myself and 3 others collected over 50 pounds of trash.
  • Flock of Shore birds.
October 20, 2017 - Foxglove290
This is not a full report......notes and photos from a walk on my mile. 
August 2, 2017 - Foxglove290
Evidence of the strong summer north winds.  Sand collecting along the jetty. I was pleasantly surprised at the lack of liter.  
April 3, 2017 - Foxglove290
There is a lot of erosion that occured over the winter.  It seemed like a lot less driftwood on the beach until I walked the tree line.  There is alot of driftwood 10-20' back into the trees, sand...


February 27, 2010 - kathrynl
Visiting Camp Magruder and took advantage of free time to walk mile south to Bar View Jetty. Beach was filled with driftwood. Removed two bags of glass beer bottles and plastic water bottles.