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Sunshine on a weekend brought more visitors to south beach's mile 214 this past Saturday. Many groups of people walking, playing in the sand, and surfing. The tide was really low so plenty of space for people to spead out at a safe distance. It looks like some of the recent storms have really carved the beach out from the dunes forming a cliff between the two. The path from the south jetty road also had numerous hazards where the path had fallen in and signs telling people to stay off the jetty.

Conditions

Temperature: 55 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: E. Tide Level: -0.3 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 125. Number of dogs: 19. Walking or running: 71. Playing in sand: 10. Sitting: 21. Surfing: 13. Other Activities: biking= 5. vehicles counted at the end of the jetty road, not the state park day use lot

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 21.

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Shells, Wood pieces, Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.). lots of large wood washed up along with something that may be buried in the sand.. see photographs

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune.

Actions & Comments

Recent wave action really carved out the beach leaving a 6+ foot sand cliff near the dunes in some places.

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Mile 214

November 2, 2023

Nice day at Mile 214.

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Mile 214

October 31, 2023

Quiet day, mostly walkers out.

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Mile 214

September 19, 2023

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is recharging the NOAA MDMAP site within CoastWatch Mile 214.

Oregon Coast Aquarium

Mile 214

July 10, 2023

Everything is looking pretty well.

MatthewsE

Mile 214

March 13, 2023

A typical winter day.

MatthewsE

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 214

February 4, 2023

Sanderlings disturbed by humans.

FlaningamM

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 214

December 31, 2022

Unleashed dog chasing feeding shorebirds, and insufficient campaign to educate beach-goers to prevent this.

FlaningamM

Mile 214

December 5, 2022

Beautiful day at Newport.

MatthewsE