Report Details

It was a warm day with little wind. Lots of families were clustered near the entrance to the beach, sitting on the sand or on logs. The number of people dwindled once I moved south of the park entrance. Some families were playing in the surf. Two men were fishing. I saw considerable erosion at one house that I noticed had letters carved in the sandstone last year. The house looks abandoned. A few other homes seem to be getting closer to the edge of the cliff, also. There wasn't much on the beach, perhaps because it was high tide. Some areas had clusters of small stones and shells. Further south I saw some debris that included small pieces of plastic. A few drink containers were left on the beach, but otherwise, it was clean of litter.

Conditions

Temperature: 65 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 7.1 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 56. Number of dogs: 6. Walking or running: 15. Playing in surf: 10. Playing in sand: 13. Sitting: 13. Photography: 1. Fishing: 2.

Concerns

Apparent violations: none.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 24.

Notable Wildlife

I saw two oyster catchers, and a few seagulls. I could hear songbirds but didn't see them.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 2.

Driftline Content

Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Small rocks, Wood pieces.

Natural Changes

Newly exposed roots/trees falling, Visible retreat of solid bluff.

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May 7, 2020

(This is part two of my report as I divided up the mile into two trips.

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April 28, 2020

The cliff erosion is significant.

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January 19, 2020

Photos show how high the surf got.

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July 10, 2019

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October 16, 2018

Not much happening on this beach except human invasive use (driving on beach)

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August 1, 2018

Ona beach is now buried in sand - come winter this will be pulled off again.

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April 9, 2018

Most notable is the extent to which large chuncks of the cliff have worked loose.

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January 28, 2018

First beach visit after the major storm surges.

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