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I walked Mile 195 with my dog Westly on his eleventh birthday. It was a pleasant day, not too hot or cold. There were fewer beach walkers than I expected at this time when many visitors are escaping heat in the valley. The only unusual item to report is the observation of vehicle tracks along the whole mile of beach, originating farther north. This is evidently a violation, as the beach is posted just north of Starr Creek for "no vehicles."

Conditions

Temperature: 62 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 2.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 30. Number of dogs: 7. Walking or running: 28. Tidepooling: 2. Fresh tire tracks from a 4-wheeled vehicle were present in the sand near the high tide line, starting north of mile 195 and continuing across Starr Creek to where the beach ends at stairs going up to the 804 trail, where the vehicle turned and headed back north. A sign above the stairs makes it clear that vehicles are not allowed on the beach, so this was a violation unless it was a park patrol. (See attached photos.)

Vehicles

Cars/trucks on beach, prohibited: 1.

Notable Wildlife

Only the usual western gulls

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces.

Actions & Comments

No report was made of the tire tracks, mostly because I didn't know whom to contact.

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Sign at entrance to beach from Yachats 804 trail
Tire tracks on beach along mile 195.

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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

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 195

South San Marine Beach, Starr Creek

August 24, 2019

It was a lovely, calm day for a beach walk with my dog Westly.

WetWabbit