Report Details

Beautiful day at the beach even with the cloud cover. Filtered sun warmed the body and felt warmer than 57. As usual for this mile, there were very few people. Signs of construction (see photo). Also evidence of driftwood cutting and removal near the north end of mile. Wind was between light and moderate. Light enough so that it wasn't blowing sand in your face but strong enough to make your hair stand straight up. Many broken clam shells with gravel all along entire mile. Very few crab casings. Very little man made debris mainly in the driftwood piles. Lots and lots of driftwood both large and small (see photos).

Conditions

Temperature: 57 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 1.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 5. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 3. Sitting: 2. New structure on beach....perhaps a condo. See photos.

Concerns

Apparent violations: Driftwood removal.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 2. RVs/Buses parking: 1. Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 1.

Notable Wildlife

Group of 50-60 sanderlings Three gulls.

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces. Driftwood

Natural Changes

Dune erosion from recent storms

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Mile 169

May 16, 2022

A great day for enjoying the beach.

oceanwalker842

Mile 169

February 4, 2022

This is a beautiful beach, with few visitors.

GasiorowskiM

Mile 169

August 1, 2019

Beautiful near windless day at he beach.

oceanwalker842

Mile 169

April 18, 2019

Great day at the beach.

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Mile 169

December 1, 2018

Cool, beautiful day at the beach.

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Mile 169

March 31, 2018

Beautiful, sunny, windy Easter weekend day at the coast.

oceanwalker842

Mile 169

November 29, 2017

Another beautiful winter day at the beach.

oceanwalker842

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Mile 169

July 27, 2017

The 8 people on this mile included 4 other people plus the four of us enjoying a beautiful, clear day walk on the beach.

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