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Cloudy, windy cool day. Not much activity. We walked the beach north as far as we could. Tide was still going out. Would have been better an hour or so later. Happy to report hardly any beach trash.

Conditions

Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 5.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 16. Walking or running: 8. Sitting: 6. Not much activity

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 8.

Notable Wildlife

Over 50 Harbor Seals on rocks or swimming. A few gulls.

Driftline Content

Wood pieces, Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.).

New Development

Steps down bluff. Path down the bluff has eroded between the steps even more due to surface runoff. Needs fill repair.

Natural Changes

Surprised after all the winter storms that not that much wood debris on the beach. Picked up trash but happy to report very little trash on 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