Report Details

It was a nice cloudy day on the mile. No huge changes accept the snag falls on the southern end of the mile. Of course, the sand has started its migration back onto the beach. Many sea stars, Aggregating and Giant Green Sea Anemone in tidepools. Gulls, Osprey, Turkey Vulture flying over beach. Cormorants nesting on cliffs at southern end of mile. Moderate human impact (7)-walking. Four dogs.


Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light.

Human Activities

Number of people: 7. Number of dogs: 4. Walking or running: 7.


Cars/trucks parking: 5.

Notable Wildlife

12 purple starfish, 10 in one pool. 3 orange starfish. Many Aggregating and Giant Green sea anemones. 4 seagulls flying, one Osprey? flying over the tide then back into forest on cliff. One Turkey Vulture. Black seabirds, probably Pelagic Cormorants nesting on cliffs at southern end of mile.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. On decomposed unidentified bird skeleton.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

About 15 dead Dungeness crabs.

Driftline Content


Natural Changes

Newly exposed roots/trees falling.

Actions & Comments

Two huge snags feel onto outcroped shelf on southern end of beach and knocked a second snag down in the process.

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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.


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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.


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.

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Mile 122

September 29, 2011

It was a beautiful day to walk the beach.


Mile 122

December 22, 2010

Very little change from last report.

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.

Mile 122

June 5, 2010

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