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We usually access the beach via an entry at Surfland which hasn't been easy in the past.  Now it's taped off.  Went to South Shore to see if could access the mile that way; now gated.  Went to South Beach Park and worked our way down to at least half of mile 213.  High sand dune reported by another miler made accessing the beach difficult and especially difficult in return.  Will have to explore area south of the mile to see if another access can be found.  Due to the pandemic and our living in the Mid-Valley, we haven't been able to monitor the mile until now.  We were unable to go too far beyond Henderson Creek to the previous beach entry now closed.  Could see lots of trees/logs in that area plus the tide was beginning to come in.

Conditions

Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 8.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 2. Walking or running: 2. Other Activities: There were more people and a couple dogs in Mile 214 but just 2 in our Mile that we explored.. People in mile 213 & 214 were just walking. It was a quiet day at the coast.

Concerns

Apparent violations: Didn't see any violations.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 1.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1.

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 9.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Broken clam shells especially razor clams. Lots of jellyfish throughout the area.

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Wood pieces. Unlike other miles, this area didn't have a lot of trash and may have been due to others' cleaning.

New Development

none

Man-made Modifications

none

Natural Changes

Erosion seen in bluffs.

Actions & Comments

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Mile 213

October 31, 2023

Lovely sunny day with little wind.

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decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 213

May 10, 2023

A pleasant day on the beach at very low tide which exposed one large tidal pool which hadn't seen before.

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Mile 213

July 6, 2022

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Mile 213

January 23, 2022

Beach access previously had been closed for reconstruction.

PaulJulia

Mile 213

March 2, 2021

We usually access the beach via an entry at Surfland which hasn't been easy in the past.

PaulJulia

Mile 213

January 14, 2021

Morning after severe king tides along South Beach, OR.

hancherclan

Mile 213

October 24, 2020

1000s of washed up jelly fish and 1 washed up recently deceased sea lion

hancherclan

Mile 213

September 8, 2020

Around midnight last night, from our condo observed lights from a fishing boat apparently beached on South Beach, just south of SouthShore community.

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