Report Details

Very little change from last report. 18 people, 2 dogs using the beach. No stranded mammals, few gulls and crows, otherwise little wildlife. Driftline was relatively clean, probably from recent high tide scouring. The foredune erosion at the south end of the beach earlier in summer, and at the north end of the mile in the fall, has shifted to the center of the mile, where the gentle slope of the foredune down to the beach is gone, leaving a 5 foot high sand cliff (see sequence of photos, attached).

Conditions

Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 3.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 18. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 1. Sitting: 4. Tidepooling: 6. Surfing: 7. Few people, all engaged in normal activities.

Notable Wildlife

Only about a dozen gulls, like number of crows

Natural Changes

Erosion of beach

Actions & Comments

There was little change, none of it human-made, since the last report. A significant loss of beach sand from the center of the mile was evident, with upper beach lowered by 5 feet. Photos follow.

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Mile 122

January 1, 2024

Beach clean up day sponsored by Surfrider on New Years Day, so lots of activity. I will need to come at super low tides to access little cove at south end of mile, in the future. Few shells, few small wood pieces. Removed styrofoam pieces, smaller than a quarter, 3 ropes (less than 1’ in length), besides New Years stuff (beer cans, spent fire works, cardboard pieces). This is my first submittal.

Stephanie Dresie

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Mile 122

January 29, 2017

The waves/surf wasn't nearly as high today as it was the last time I walked the beach just a couple of days ago.

JohnnyCN

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Mile 122

January 21, 2017

Mile 122, Bastendorf Beach, is a beach I've walked many times for pleasure so I am well acquainted with it; therefore, I was very surprised to see what was happening to it due to weather and especially waves.

JohnnyCN

Mile 122

October 18, 2012

No significant changes in erosion or deposition of fore dune since my last report, though some foredune erosion is indicated near Miner Creek where a 20 foot log tossed completely up on the foredune is now slumping onto the beach, indicating erosion of about 10 horizonal feet of foredune.

allen.m.solomon@gmail.com

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Mile 122

September 29, 2011

It was a beautiful day to walk the beach.

Magicalsnakeman

Mile 122

December 22, 2010

Very little change from last report.

allen.m.solomon@gmail.com

Mile 122

September 6, 2010

Winter sand infilling of low beach is evident as low reefs begin disappearing; a recent dead sea lion and harbor seal; new stairs installed at eroded foredune; otherwise not much change since last report.

allen.m.solomon@gmail.com

Mile 122

June 5, 2010

Physical Changes: A rockfall has spalled off the 35 foot cliff at the southwest end of Bastendorff Beach.

allen.m.solomon@gmail.com