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The beach was pleasant and sunny, with 11 people and one dog enjoying the morning before the afternoon fog bank came ashore. People were walking, running, sitting, flying kites and playing soccer. Sand covered the rock shelf and cobbles, and there was very little debris. Large driftwood had been used to build several wind shelters, one decorated with a crab float. Birds included gulls (including one Heermann's Gull), crows, swallows, sparrows, House Finch, 2 eagles, 3 Caspian Terns, and 28 pelicans flying north. The cliffs were adorned with yellow monkeyflowers, clover, wild rose and asters. All in all, a very nice day for a walk on the beach!

Conditions

Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Foggy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 4.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 11. Number of dogs: 1. Other Activities: kite flying, soccer. People enjoying the beach, saw Mountain bike and horse tracks

Concerns

Apparent violations: tire tracks.

Notable Wildlife

gulls, 2 eagles, white-crowned sparrow, house finch, crows, 3 Caspian terns, 28 pelicans flying north; few crab carapaces, some dried seagrass and fucus

Driftline Content

Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Styrofoam, Wood pieces. 1 shaggy piece of mooring line

Natural Changes

Newly exposed roots/trees falling, Landslides/major boulder falls.

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December 20, 2023

A new house is being built just south of Grant Creek near an unstable portion of the bluff (picture attached). A new railing installed along a section of riprap (picture attached). A large rock field is exposed along this section (picture attached). Several small slide/slough areas apparent associated with the rains earlier in the month.

Phil Barbour

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March 15, 2023

A few small slumps and sloughs in the past few months.

PhilBSB

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December 29, 2021

New sections of beach cliff slides 

dougdawson

Mile 212

October 9, 2021

Two locations with various degrees of erosion.

PhilBSB

Mile 212

July 15, 2021

dougdawson

Mile 212

April 21, 2021

A few new drainage pipes and a new cement walkway onto the beach at the south end of the Surfland development.

PhilBSB

Mile 212

January 21, 2021

Huge Sand erosion centered around South Beach Day use area.

dougdawson

Mile 212

December 25, 2020

Quiet day on the beach, Christmas and a rain/wind storm approaching.

PhilBSB