Report Details

The day started out with high clouds blocking the sun to partly cloudy.Temp was 62 degrees F and a 2mph wind from the west.Observed 68 people on the beach along with 14 dogs and 1 house cat.Observed 16 cars parked. Car count is low due to the number of people that access the beach while staying at the Sea Perch RV Resort along with nearby residents.Found one crab on its back just above the surf line which we turned over so it could live. Also found one star fish above surf line which we placed into a pool of water along some rocks.  Saw several star fish attached to rocks by Bray point. This is the first time that I have noticed star fish along this mile.A large number of pellets observed on the northern half of the beach.Found one tire buried in the sand in the surf line.  (See pic 012)Looks like a new set of steps were installed coming down the bluff from what appears to be 95500 Hwy 101 S. (See pic 028)A lot of rocks exposed from sand removal by waves on the beach in front of 95480 south to 95416 Hwy 101 S. made walking extremely difficult. (See pic 007)Tenmile Creek outflow to the ocean has straightened and removed a large pile of rocks that had backed up water into the creek in the last two months and diverted the outflow farther south than normal. (See pic 044)

Conditions

Temperature: 62 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: W. Tide Level: -0.2 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 68. Number of dogs: 14. Walking or running: 53. Sitting: 4. Other Activities: 1 house cat on beach being walked along with a dog. A lot of people on the beach. Car count is low due to the number of people that access the beach while staying at the Sea Perch RV Resort along with nearby residents.

Concerns

Apparent violations: none observed.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 16.

Notable Wildlife

Found one crab on its back just above the surf line which we turned over so it could live. Also found one star fish above surf line which we placed into a pool of water along some rocks. Saw a number of star fish attached to rocks by Bray point.

Beached Birds

none observed

Stranded Marine Mammals

none observed

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

none observed

Driftline Content

Shells, Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea). A large number of pellets observed on the northern half of the beach. Found one tire buried in the sand in the surf line.

New Development

Steps down bluff. Looks like a new set of steps were installed coming down the bluff from what appears to be 95500 Hwy 101 S. There is a new structure built on this property.

Man-made Modifications

none observed

Natural Changes

A lot of rocks exposed from sand removal by waves on the beach in front of 95480 south to 95416 Hwy 101 S. Tenmile Creek outflow to the ocean has straightened and removed a large pile of rocks that had backed up water into the creek in the last two months and diverted the outflow farther south than normal.

Actions & Comments

Sent a note to Coastwatch to contact the Beach Ranger to see if they could remove the tire. 

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Mile 186

March 26, 2022

The day started out with high clouds blocking the sun to partly cloudy.

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February 25, 2022

Sunny day with moderate winds around 10mph from the north.

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January 22, 2022

It was a sunny and calm day with the temperature at 48F at the start of the survey.

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September 25, 2021

Foggy, Temp 53 degrees F, Wind 5 mph from the NWLow tide at 0840 listed as 2.

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August 15, 2021

Sunny, 61 degrees, Wind light from SWLow tide at 1106 hours listed at 2.

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June 20, 2021

Sunny, Temp 60F, winds 18-25 mphLow tide at 2:09pm listed at 1.

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May 16, 2021

Sunny day.

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April 17, 2021

This was a very foggy day on the beach.

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