Report Details

The mouth of Sutton Creek was rapidly moving south as the sandy edge breaks off in large clumps making audible and visible splashes.Creek is moving in front of homes North of Driftwood Shores Resort. Seagulls were bathing where the creek met the ocean.

Conditions

Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Moderate.

Human Activities

Number of people: 8. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 8.

Notable Wildlife

seagulls

Natural Changes

creek movement

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Mile 172

January 5, 2024

Another glorious sunny winter day at Heceta Beach! The recent high tides have washed away most of the summer dunes that accumulate on the high beach in front of the vegetation zone. Just another day in paradise!

Dick Mason

Mile 172

January 4, 2024

Lots of wood debris stacked up on the beach from past high tide and storms.

Lyndell Wilken

Mile 172

October 18, 2023

Louie the Lab and I chased his Chuck-It ball from Driftwood Shores north to Sutton Creek and back today.

oldMGguy

Mile 172

May 11, 2023

Nice sunny day for flinging the "Chuck-It" ball into the surf for the dog.

oldMGguy

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 172

February 11, 2022

There were two dead sea lions in a 1 mile stretch between Driftwood Shores and the north jetty.

Lyndell

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 172

February 6, 2022

A 60-degree weather report brought out lots of people on the beach.

MooreC

Mile 172

December 6, 2018

Jelleyfish for a quarter mile.

Lyndell

Mile 172

May 19, 2018

Took the missus out for a trial walk with her new walking sticks, initially heading north into the wind from Driftwood Shores Resort up to Sutton Creek and return with a nice tailwind.

oldMGguy