Report Details

The only development of note is a very large sign prohibiting vehicles from going south of it on the beach. The sign is attached to a steel i-beam embedded in the high-tide area perhaps a quarter of a mile north of the beach parking lot. This one's chance of survival in storm surges is probably better than the wooden posts used in years past. Kelp, shells, small rocks and ocean-based debris in driftline. A few gulls and a flock of Sanderlings on the shoreline. The dune erosion appears to have halted now that the tide levels are falling slightly, and it is again possible to walk safely, but cautiously, at high tide. Low human impact (3)-1 walking, 2 on horseback. One dog.

Conditions

Temperature: 40 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 5.9 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 3. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 1. Other Activities: 2 on horseback. The vehicle had left before I walked the beach but its tracks stopped at the new sign forbidding vehicles beyond that point.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 3. Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 1.

Notable Wildlife

A few gulls on the shoreline, as well as a flock of Sanderlings.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Shells, Small rocks.

Actions & Comments

The tide line appears to have receded to the point that the ocean no longer is eating away at the dunes north of the parking area. It is possible to walk safely, but cautiously, at high tide now.

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March 18, 2013

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March 4, 2013

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July 30, 2012

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January 30, 2011

Scads of people were out enjoying a calm, sunny January Sunday.

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November 7, 2010

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July 17, 2010

The wind was brisk, but the sun was shining,and we had the beach to ourselves practically the whole outing.

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