Report Details

I seldom go down to the beach this late in the day. I met only one person between my access point at Agate Beach Wayside and the rocks around Jumpoff Joe. The other 11 were at Jumpoff Joe and beyond. The beach was windswept and flat, and the tide was going out. The wrack line was sparse, but I noticed a variety of seaweeds and sea grass. It was breezy and overcast, but the walk was pleasant.

Conditions

Temperature: 54 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: W. Tide Level: 5.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 12. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 12. For a while I noticed vehicle tracks on the beach, but I didn't see the vehicle that made them. Children were running on sandy areas of bluffs and adults climbing on rocks near Jumpoff Joe. I was pleased to see a couple carefully examining the holdfast of kelp that had washed ashore which sheltered many barnacles.

Concerns

Climbing bluffs/seastacks

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 9.

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, Styrofoam, Wood pieces. many small pieces of plastic along with plastic items

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune.

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