Report Details

Agate Beach dunes are in formation phase again. Perhaps a little slower this season than the prior two years. Razor clamming activity quite active the last 60 days in the early morning. Just bordering on Mile 218/217, bluff sloughing. Larger sand boulders evident this year than in the past two but this activity occurred within the past 60 days, not during the winter storms. Invasion of Scotch Broom on the bluffs is a concern. It is rapidly spreading in certain areas. Due to the flat terrain of Agate Beach more kiteboarding, wakeboarding, kitesurfing activity being seen.

Conditions

Temperature: 60 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: NW.

Human Activities

Number of people: 10. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 5. Playing in surf: 2. Playing in sand: 2. Other Activities: Kiteboarding.

Concerns

Litter

Driftline Content

Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Styrofoam, Wood pieces.

New Development

Bluff development.

Man-made Modifications

Sand removal.

Natural Changes

Newly exposed roots/trees falling. borders mile 218/217

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Mile 218

June 23, 2023

*** Watch Note *** This is my first documentation of Mile 218 (Agate Beach) and I will use today's report as a baseline for reporting future changes.

Darlynd

Mile 218

June 22, 2019

I first attempted this survey on June 17.

dderickson

Mile 218

March 16, 2019

The beach is flat, i.

dderickson

Mile 218

December 6, 2018

Very few people on the beach; most of them arrived just prior to sunset (which was beautiful).

dderickson

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 218

November 12, 2018

Beautiful clear afternoon with no problems noticed.

Peacecoaster

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 218

September 11, 2018

Most of the people were at the north end of the beach.

dderickson

Mile 218

June 21, 2018

A lot of people on the beach this evening -- hard to keep count!

dderickson

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 218

April 29, 2018

Better late than never -- I missed reporting in March!

dderickson