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The hike along the northern coastal part of Shore Acres State Park is quite beautiful, with more coastal vistas and fewer visitors than the southern part.  30-40 harbor seals were lounging on the rocks at the northern part of the Park, probably comprising a resident colony.

Conditions

Temperature: 66 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 3.6 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 7. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 5. Kayaking: 2. Fishing: 2. Other Activities: Two people were pedaling kayaks in a northerly direction along the shore, apparently fishing. The ocean was fairly calm, but this seemed like a risky activity.. Most visitors to Shore Acres State Park stay in the southern parts of the park, leaving Mile 119 less visited and more peaceful.

Concerns

People/dogs/vehicles in closure areas

Apparent violations: A man was walking two dogs on leashes at the north end of the Park..

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 20.

Notable Wildlife

Some 30-40 harbor seals were lounging on the rocks at Rock Reef, at the northern part of Mile 119. This is probably a resident colony. Surprisingly, a few had climbed some 30' up on one of the rocks. There were many gulls and cormorants and a few brown pelicans along the shore.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Wood pieces.

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All Mile 119 Reports

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Mile 119

August 22, 2022

The hike along the northern coastal part of Shore Acres State Park is quite beautiful, with more coastal vistas and fewer visitors than the southern part.

GasiorowskiM

Mile 119

May 2, 2015

Person observed disturbing birds.

dpackard

Mile 119

December 13, 2012

One of the year's highest tides at this moment (+9.

dpackard

Mile 119

August 17, 2012

Nine harbor seals observed on rocks at north part of mile.

dpackard

Mile 119

June 18, 2012

North Cove closed to visitors for the pupping season, so all observations were made from the cliffs.

Pat&RobertaSmit

Mile 119

May 17, 2012

Four seal pups in the usual area (straight section of coastline at northern section of mile 119).

dpackard

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 119

March 18, 2012

Didn't see much this time.

Pat&RobertaSmit

Mile 119

February 19, 2012

Sunday afternoon .

Pat&RobertaSmit