Report Details

All in all a beautiful low tide day with very little debris on the beach.  Observed bird life included seagulls, swallows, turkey vultures, and crows.  

Conditions

Temperature: 56 F. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: -0.3 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 11. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 9. Tidepooling: 4. Surfing: 2.

Concerns

Fire

Apparent violations: Evidence of small campfire on beach.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 6.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Unusual concentration. A large number of seagulls on the far north end of this coastline segment were taking advantage of the very low tide and pulling off and trying to eat sea stars. Many dead sea stars in this area.

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Styrofoam. Because of the high/low tides the driftline was in the rocks with almost no perceptible debris. A few pieces of larger styrofoam found.

New Development

Steps down bluff. The steps down bluff were defined on an old foot path that leads to the area of beach by the Gwynn Creek culvert. The exposed ground shows that it is a shell midden.

Natural Changes

Large driftwood logs have washed up on shore at the base of the South Neptune Beach parking lot stairs. These were just recently rebuilt after previous storm damage and the logs look like they have the potential of now damaging the bottom stairs.

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Mile 189

May 24, 2023

All in all a beautiful low tide day with very little debris on the beach.

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Mile 189

July 17, 2022

Beautiful mostly sunny morning with wide open sandy beach due to minus tide.

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January 14, 2022

Quiet, calm day with minimal human activity, and little changes to beach or litter.

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Mile 189

June 25, 2021

I was on the mile from 5:40 am to about 8 am.

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June 14, 2021

Graffiti covered up.

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Mile 189

February 9, 2021

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Mile 189

July 29, 2020

Very busy with people and dogs, but beach still clean and no major problems.

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March 16, 2020

Someone/organization has painted over the grafitti that had been sprayed all over the retaining wall under the freeway at the Gwynn Creek culvert (just north of the north Neptune Beach parking lot).

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