Report Details

There is extensive erosion along this mile, especially along both sides of the 804 trail. At the end of the trail there is a house very close to the water. At the beginning of the beach north of the 804, Starr Creek has had cement and riprap placed along its sides, and most of the houses along the beach have large boulders to protect them from the surf. Several houses have cement steps going to the beach and a new house is being built along this mile.

Conditions

Temperature: 60 F. Cloud Cover: Foggy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 2.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 29. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 15. Playing in sand: 10. Sitting: 4. Tidepooling: 3. Part of this mile is the 804 trail. As such it gets a large amount of human activity. There has been extensive erosion on either side of the 804 trail. Beyond the 804 trail, there are a lot of houses with riprap and new building occurring.

Concerns

Driftwood removal

Apparent violations: one person carrying 2 pieces driftwood.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 8. RVs/Buses parking: 1.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt). Minimal wrack

New Development

Bluff development, Drainage pipes, Steps down bluff.

Man-made Modifications

New riprap or shoreline protection structures, Stream modification.

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune, Visible retreat of solid bluff.

Actions & Comments

I took many photographs of the coastline. Google maps also shows how close homes are to the beach.

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Mile 195

South San Marine Beach, Starr Creek

June 30, 2024

This is my first walk and report since losing my canine companion, Westly, over a year ago. The only important observation in this report is tire tracks from illegal driving on the beach.

WetWabbit

Mile 195

South San Marine Beach, Starr Creek

January 11, 2024

Walking north oh Wayside Lodge I saw 15 or so dead Black Turnstone. That was the only species of bird that was dead. Lots of plastic bottles that I picked up.

Mary Beth Bonte

Mile 195

South San Marine Beach, Starr Creek

September 18, 2021

I was just curious if a person who is knowledgeable about geology could explain what I'm seeing in the cliff here?

daveincamas

Mile 195

South San Marine Beach, Starr Creek

July 31, 2021

I walked Mile 195 with my dog Westly on his eleventh birthday.

WetWabbit

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 195

South San Marine Beach, Starr Creek

April 8, 2021

Walking mile 195 has resumed, now that steps from the 804 trail to the beach, in the middle of the mile, are back up.

WetWabbit

Mile 195

South San Marine Beach, Starr Creek

July 31, 2020

Half of mile 195 is on the 804 trail.

WetWabbit

Mile 195

South San Marine Beach, Starr Creek

July 31, 2020

WetWabbit

Mile 195

South San Marine Beach, Starr Creek

January 19, 2020

It was the best day in quite a while for trail and beach walking--warm and dry.

WetWabbit