Mile 3 Report

February 6, 2008
by floral

Location:
Curry
Harbor Beach south of Chetco River, north of Red Point
Conditions:
Wednesday 9:30 AM
Sunny
50° F
Tide Level:
0.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
16
Dogs:
5
Activities:
Walking / Running:
8
Rockhunting:
2
in cars watching the ocean
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
30
Activity Comments:
cars parked in parking lot, some people watching the ocean inside the cars. swells large,waves breaking several at a time
Notable Wildlife:
sea gulls and acormorants on rocks and aflying
Dead Birds:
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
heads only of lingcod on beach drift, maybe bait of crabbers. few jellyfish pieces on sand & rock area
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Shells·Small rocks·Wood pieces
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
mile 3 took two days to walk, as the tides were never low enough to get around red point or the arch walk through rock and not get wet. (The sand being gone at these points.) beaches were clean and drift washed south mostly toward Red point.long 50 foot logs, 3' and 1' diamiter. as well as smaller ones new this winter.
Summary:
Sporthaven Beach is one of the only easy public acsess areas for 8 miles and was pleased to see people enjoying the cool walk and ocean viewing area. Found more sand to be closer to the mouth of the Chetco River and groins of gravel south of the mile as well as the large logs. clean of garbage and trash and picked-up only a few water bottles. nice walk
Other Mile 3 Reports (11)

2016

November 15, 2016 - Volunteer Trainer
The photos were taken during breaks in the storm.  The tide was to be 8.49 ft.  In relation to the large woody debris from previous greater tides, there was no concern with impact on the surrounding...

2015

January 10, 2015 - [email protected]
Natural and made debris on Sporthaven Beach
  • Natural and man made refuse on the beach

2014

June 16, 2014 - [email protected]
Walked the beach South from the Best Western Motel to the tide pools and rocks near what I believe was Red Point {no GPS with me} The section of beach gets much less usage than the section from the...
May 26, 2014 - [email protected]
A pair of Grey whales spouting approximately 400-500 yards off Sporthaven beach. Lingered past 7:00 PM
January 30, 2014 - floral
Mile three has been busy week,trying to get the Fishing Boat Jo Marie that sank back-up and to dry land and out of the middle of the entrance of the harbor. Lots of people looking , milling around...
  • high tide at Beginning of mile 3
January 22, 2014 - floral
Please see report of 01/30/14

2009

March 6, 2009 - floral
The Tide was at a minus 0.1 and I was able to walk the whole mile today. several new steps have been built to the beautiful beach there. People were out enjoying the fair weather. Took pictures to...

2007

November 30, 2007 - floral
found a dead Sea Gull at the boat landing on 11/27/07 The blue paint and red (not blood) confused me as to what kind of bird it was..took pictues
  • painted blue ..by the boat landing
  • head shot of red paint
November 24, 2007 - floral
Was not able, due to tides, to walk the whole mile but took pictures of the 3/4 miles I walked. The coast guard was towing in a boat, and I noticed a concrete square I had not seen before that fell...
  • mile 3 found large concrete on beach near cliff
  • looking toward the Chetco River entrance
  • wind swept trees on cliff at sporthaven beach
  • view of Brookings Harbor looking out to sea
  • At a very low tide I walk thru this  arch rock to continue my mile to red rock
September 12, 2007 - floral
no new developments that I could see. lots of fine sand. two water ways from the cliff coming down to sea..normal springs busy parking lot, people reading paper, watching the waves, walking the...
June 20, 2007 - floral
very clean beach walk..did not pick-up any trash till I was at the port. Dirty diaper then in parking lot. other wise even the port was clean.looked like 29 campers and one tent camping .gravel...