Report Details

Overall the beach, while well-used on this day, is a quiet beach. The sun was peaking through, and a number of people were out enjoying the warmth. I took the opportunity to run with the dog. All dogs (3) were either on leash, or under excellent voice control.The most noticable change on our beach was the fishy-smelling, green-bloom alga washing in with the waves. Kelp, shells, wood pieces, animal casings, Styrofoam and land- and ocean-based debris in driftline. Osprey, Crows, Western Gulls, terns flying over beach. Shorebirds moving in response to humans. Moderate human impact (14)- 4 walking, 2 playing in surf, 3 riding ATV (in allowed area), 1 flying a kite and 2 picnicing. Driftwood fire still smoldering.

Conditions

Temperature: 56 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 3.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 14. Number of dogs: 4. Walking or running: 4. Playing in surf: 2. Playing in sand: 2. Other Activities: 3 - ATVs, 1 kite, 2 picnicking.

Concerns

Fire

Apparent violations: Smokey driftwood fire (from the night before?).

Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 7. ATVs/OHVs parking: 20. RVs/Buses parking: 4. Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 1. ATVs/OHVs on beach, allowed: 3.

Notable Wildlife

Mammals - humans and dogs only.Birds - osprey, crows, Western Gulls, terns.Invertebrates - clam worms, sandcrabs.Seaweed - Sea lettuce, green-bloom algae.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Shells, Styrofoam, Wood pieces.

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune.

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May 27, 2023

Rusted metal pieces in a localized area.

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October 2, 2022

Spick n span clean from human debris.

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January 8, 2022

4 people walking with 6 dogscormorant struggling near the shoreline - no obvious injurysmall temporary driftwood structure at high water line

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November 5, 2021

A quiet day at the beach on a King Tide day.

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September 10, 2021

Beautiful day at the beach.

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July 26, 2021

Injured murrelet.

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May 17, 2021

A surprisingly clean beach, given this low tide.

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April 17, 2021

Just a quiet foggy mid-day.

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