Report Details

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. About 75 gulls and 4 Pigeon Guillemonts resting along Miner Creek. Considerable Nereocystis and Postelsia in driftline. Ten people on beach with six dogs. activities included walking, sitting, playing in surf and tidepooling.

Human Activities

Number of people: 10. Number of dogs: 6. Walking or running: 5. Playing in surf: 2. Sitting: 2. Tidepooling: 1. New well-constructed staircase down eroded foredune, permitting entry to beach without passing through trailer park property (see photo). Surfers did not install it; perhaps trailer park put it in. The first big storm of winter may take it out.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks on beach, prohibited: 1.

Notable Wildlife

Approximately 75 gulls, 4 Pigeon Guillemots, resting along and in Miner Creek; 15-20 gulls flying during the hour of walking. Considerable Nereocystis and Postelsia at high tide line

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 4. Old sea lion carcass near Miner Creek with sign asking not to disturb experiment; old harbor seal carcass with orange X painted on back half way between Miner Creek and Mussel Reef; fresh sea lion carcass near Mussel Reef; fresh harbor seal carcass 50 feet further on toward Mussel Reef.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass.

New Development

Steps down bluff.

Natural Changes

Sand infilling of intertidal zone about 2 feet since last visit

Actions & Comments

Stairs down eroded foredune are convenient where access to beach is blocked by trailer park, but they are probably quite temporary, being anchored with light chains to shrubby trees which are in danger of toppling with just a bit more erosion, likely this winter (foredune has eroded back several 10s of feet in the past two winters.

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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