Report Details

The only issue of concern today was the group camping near the foredune on the beach close to the beach access area. Estimate a total of 30 to 40 people using the beach for fun, playing in the sand and in the water close to shore. Two surfers in the water and 2 leaving the beach with their boards. Extremely sparse man-made garbage today. Major component of the wrack was small rocks and shells. One Velella was spotted. Lack of shorebirds was notable. One dead bird was observed but unidentifiable due to decomposition. The weather was sunny, approximately 65 degrees, calm wind.


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

Human Activities

Number of people: 30. Number of dogs: 10. Walking or running: 15. Playing in surf: 6. Playing in sand: 10. Sitting: 6. Surfing: 2.


Apparent violations: small group camping--2 tents.


Cars/trucks parking: 20.

Notable Wildlife

Lack of shorebirds notable

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. no bands, too decomposed to ID reliably

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Shells, Wood pieces. notable lack of man-made garbage

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