Report Details

Lots of action in the tide pools for the minus 2 tide. Sea lemons laying their circular egg cases were good to see. Lots of plastic to collect on the beaches between Yachats and Florence. Bring a bag when you visit.

Conditions

Temperature: 56 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: -2.0 feet.

Human Activities

Photography: 3. Tidepooling: 18. Other Activities: researching 8, seal watching 3.

Concerns

Climbing bluffs/seastacks

Apparent violations: continuing graffiti on bluffs.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 15.

Notable Wildlife

Lots of tide pool animals, especially green anemones,coraline algae, and chitons. Sea Lemons laying eggs.Heard an oyster catcher, few gulls.

Driftline Content

Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea). Lots of plastic, packed out 15 pounds of the stuff.

Natural Changes

Small landslide north of access

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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