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North end of Agate Beach at least 3 new homes being built. Appears that more and more lights showing up oon the bluffs at the beginning of the headland.The Visitor Center lights on the headland are very visible at night. Detracts from the beauty of the night sky.


Temperature: 48 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW.

Human Activities

Number of people: 25. Number of dogs: 5. Walking or running: 10. Playing in surf: 6. Playing in sand: 8. Photography: 1.


Fire, Litter

Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs


Cars/trucks parking: 10.

Notable Wildlife

The winter storms had deposited 3 seal lion full carcasses just south of the wayside. Could actually be mile 217 instead of 218.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 6.

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), Shells, Styrofoam.

New Development

Bluff development.

Natural Changes

evidence of bluff erosion during winter storms

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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.


Mile 218

June 22, 2019

I first attempted this survey on June 17.


Mile 218

March 16, 2019

The beach is flat, i.


Mile 218

December 6, 2018

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


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Mile 218

November 12, 2018

Beautiful clear afternoon with no problems noticed.


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Mile 218

September 11, 2018

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


Mile 218

June 21, 2018

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


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Mile 218

April 29, 2018

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