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A beautiful and pleasant day for checking out the year's lowest tide! Having witnessed the sea star wasting epidemic, I am always amazed by the ongoing recovery. I only saw one harbor seal at Strawberry, a place where there are usually many more. I am not much of a birder, but the swallows (?) that nest in the sand cliffs at the north end of the Strawberry beach are gone for now.People were being respectful of the fauna, flora and physical environment- a pleasure to see.An aside- Please list my name as Bill Watson, rather than casparboy. Thanks.  

Conditions

Temperature: 63 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: -1.6 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 26. Number of dogs: 4. Walking or running: 2. Playing in surf: 4. Playing in sand: 4. Photography: 1. Tidepooling: 15. Other Activities: None. People were enjoying the wonderful tide pooling today. Very comfortable temperature with little wind

Concerns

Fire

Apparent violations: Evidence of old campfire above high water line just north of stairs at Strawberry.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 21. RVs/Buses parking: 2.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. Appears to be a murre

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt). These beaches are very clean with minimal trash and plastic pellets today. There was only one small site at the high water mark well north on the Strawberry beach that had a higher concentration of plastic pellets.

New Development

None

Man-made Modifications

None

Natural Changes

Landslides/major boulder falls. Two very small, probably new, slides on the Strawberry beach

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Mile 188

Neptune SP, Strawberry Hill Picnic Area

March 15, 2024

It was a beautiful day at Strawberry Hill, with many visitors -- and the resident harbor seals -- enjoying the balmy weather.

Mark Gasiorowski

Mile 188

Neptune SP, Strawberry Hill Picnic Area

January 5, 2024

The high surf (even at low tide) made for dramatic conditions during this visit.

Mark Gasiorowski

Mile 188

Neptune SP, Strawberry Hill Picnic Area

October 2, 2023

Mile 188 has no notable changes since my last visit two months ago.

GasiorowskiM

Mile 188

Neptune SP, Strawberry Hill Picnic Area

July 21, 2023

It was another beautiful day at Mile 188.

GasiorowskiM

Mile 188

Neptune SP, Strawberry Hill Picnic Area

April 14, 2023

It was a beautiful day at Mile 188, with the resident harbor seals dozing on the rocks just offshore and many gulls flying around.

GasiorowskiM

Mile 188

Neptune SP, Strawberry Hill Picnic Area

January 16, 2023

There were two mudslides on the north beach, 20-40 yards north of the parking area, that appeared to be recent.

GasiorowskiM

Mile 188

Neptune SP, Strawberry Hill Picnic Area

October 17, 2022

It was a beautiful day at Strawberry Hill.

GasiorowskiM

Mile 188

Neptune SP, Strawberry Hill Picnic Area

July 18, 2022

Strawberry Hill is a popular destination for beachcombing and tidepooling.

GasiorowskiM