Report Details

A mild, sunny morning over a beach swept clean of debris. A remarkable number of people present (24) mostly taking walks; exceptionally few birds: no gulls, one charadrius vociferus, and a few beach crows busily digging up sand-crabs. The low tide left uncovered the usually hidden ancient forest floor off Arizona Street. Most of the damage to steps and buffers from winter storms had been repaired, but bluff carvers were doing the work the waves had failed to accomplish.


Temperature: 54 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: W. Tide Level: -2.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 24. Number of dogs: 4. Walking or running: 20. Tidepooling: 2. Other Activities: 2 clam-digging. Recently added carvings included: "YOU SUCK," a heart followed by "YENCO Y," and "TM 4 EVER."


Climbing bluffs/seastacks

Apparent violations: initials carved in sandstone bluff.


Cars/trucks parking: 2.

Notable Wildlife

Exceptionally few birds. No gulls. Merely a few Beach Crows digging for sand-crabs, one Kildeer, and a long line of Brown Pelicans headed north.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Hundreds of sand crab casings and dead sand crabs at the high tide mark.

Driftline Content

Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt). 8 of the 30-foot poles from the recent commercial spill

Man-made Modifications

Beachgrass planting or removal.

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune, Evidence of wave overtopping.

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Mile 196

October 2, 2023

Many feet of sand have accumulated over the summer.


Mile 196

June 1, 2023

Very little man-made debris in the wrack line today.


Mile 196

March 1, 2023

Considering the strong tides of winter and some recent westerly winds debris on the beach is relatively light.


Mile 196

December 1, 2022

King tides have washed up to the bluffs but no erosion.


Mile 196

September 1, 2022

Sand has built back to a high level on the beach.


Mile 196

June 1, 2022

Very low tide so two people clamming.


Mile 196

May 8, 2022

Discovered a dead marine mammal at the high tide line.


Mile 196

March 3, 2022

The winter tides have exposed some gravel on the northern part of this beach, and brought out some agate hunters.