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Arrived when low tide was starting to come back up. Harbor Seals are the only seals that rest and enjoy the safety of these off shore rocks (when the tide lets them). Counted at least 2 baby Harbor Seals. Rocks with barnacles in the heavy traffic area where they get trampled each summer, were covered again with new barnacles. Research markers have been placed on the popular visitor rocks in the last 2 years. Walked about half way north till water and rocks stopped us. Juvenile Mole Crabs in sand as well as a Sandworm.

Conditions

Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: -2.2 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 6. Tidepooling: 6.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 3.

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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