Report Details

It was a beautiful, sunny, still, winter day. People were enjoying the beach mostly by walking along it. There was quite a bit of wood on the beach (lumber, stumps, logs, little pieces), and other organic material such as shells and algae, including large kelp mounds, was also visible. When I first tried to get onto the beach from the Agate Beach Wayside, I was surprised that the side of the stream toward the ocean was a cliff about 4 or 5 feet high, so that I had to go along it a little way before I could cross. There was water standing on the beach, left there by the receding tide, and water also appeared to be running across the beach from the land in unexpected places. Note: This report covers a little bit of extra territory; it runs from Agate Beach Wayside to Nye Beach Turnaround.

Human Activities

Number of people: 31. Number of dogs: 5. Walking or running: 28. Other Activities: standing on exposed rock with binoculars: 3. People were enjoying the beach mostly by walking today. It was much busier at the Nye Beach end of my walk than at the Agate Beach end, where there were only a few people.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 12.

Notable Wildlife

35 gulls and 4 crows

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

There was one dead fish which I was unable to identify. There were many sea nettles and a few moon jellies.

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.), Shells, Small rocks, Wood pieces. There were three large floats, about 10 inches across, with mussels attached to one

Natural Changes

There was continuing erosion where sandy bluffs were exposed by previous slides

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Mile 217

Newport, Nye Beach north, Agate Beach south

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Mile 217

Newport, Nye Beach north, Agate Beach south

July 27, 2021

Business as usual.

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Mile 217

Newport, Nye Beach north, Agate Beach south

February 20, 2020

This is our first winter in Newport.

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Mile 217

Newport, Nye Beach north, Agate Beach south

November 15, 2019

I took more photos of underside & tail of Pacific Ray (tentative ID) then I uploaded.

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decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 217

Newport, Nye Beach north, Agate Beach south

November 14, 2019

Tentative ID of a pacific ray on the beach lying in run off stream that, according to linked Google map segment, that is located a little north of NW 20th in Newport, OR.

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Mile 217

Newport, Nye Beach north, Agate Beach south

June 4, 2019

Last month we had contacted State Parks regarding the need for a Doggie Poop Station.

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Mile 217

Newport, Nye Beach north, Agate Beach south

June 4, 2019

Last month we had contacted State Parks regarding the need for a Doggie Poop Station.

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Mile 217

Newport, Nye Beach north, Agate Beach south

April 19, 2019

A large swath of the bluff is well vegetated with shore pines, willow and native shrubs like silverweed, and black twinberry.

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