Report Details

The tide was low, and the beach was wide and flat. There was no trace of the sand dunes that had dominated the beach a few months ago. The wrack line contained more marine debris than in the last few months; in particular, there were many places where marine ropes could be seen, sometimes entangled with algaes. Where the cliffs were sandy, small erosion channels were visible. Near Jumpoff Joe rocks were falling to the base of the cliffs. Above, you could see others that had been buried in the sand or sandstone and that were being exposed by wind and water. It was chilly but not rainy, and people were walking and enjoying the winter beach.

Conditions

Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 1.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 27. Number of dogs: 9. Walking or running: 19. Playing in surf: 2. Playing in sand: 2. Other Activities: playing with remote controlled toy car. It was chilly, and most people were moving along the beach, often with dogs.

Concerns

Climbing bluffs/seastacks

Apparent violations: I saw one person walk down a fragile bluff trail..

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 12.

Notable Wildlife

There were plenty of birds farther down the beach, but there were no live ones on my mile at the time I walked.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 2. There were two dead gulls; one was newly dead, and one had been on the beach longer.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Shells, Small rocks, Styrofoam, Wood pieces.

Natural Changes

There were rocks down from the cliffs near Jumpoff Joe.

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