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There is a continuing problem with dog owners on this beach (from the North Jetty to just north of Driftwood Shores) letting their pets off leash. Many of these dogs are large and out of control. When I run on this beach for exercise, I am often chased--sometimes as much as three times during the course of one run. There are also pet owners who are not picking up pet waste, or worse, bagging pet waste and leaving the plastic bags either on the beach or in the parking lots. There are three main points of entry to this beach: 1. Paid county parking north of Driftwood Shores: has good signage about leash laws/fines. 2. Free parking lot south of Driftwood Shoes: no dog-related signage at all. 3. North Jetty parking lot: has TINY "leashes required" sign that is easy to miss. My understanding is that county law requires leashes of six feet or less and that the fine for violators is $141 per dog. I need to be in touch with the county about enforcement and better signage as the situation is getting ridiculous.

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Mile 171

February 1, 2022

Nice morning to exercise the dog on Heceta Beach.

oldMGguy

Mile 171

March 9, 2021

Stunningly beautiful sunny morning for a beach stroll.

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decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 171

December 7, 2020

Huge stranding of brownish-red "Pacific Sea Nettle" (Chrysaora fuscescens) and Moon (Aurelia labiata) jellies all along Mile 171 and Mile 172 today.

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Mile 171

November 23, 2020

Nice sunny afternoon for a stroll on Heceta Beach.

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Mile 171

May 18, 2020

Whimbrels and sanderlings were feeding in the surf wash zone.

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Mile 171

March 25, 2020

A nice morning walk today in the sunshine to practice my social distancing skills.

oldMGguy

Mile 171

October 19, 2019

Another nice Saturday afternoon for a stroll on Heceta Beach!

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Mile 171

September 6, 2019

A nice quiet wind-free afternoon to stroll Heceta Beach after the summer crowds have dispersed.

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