Report Details

Seems to be more whale activity this summer season in the Agate Beach area. Also sighting many more flocks of pelicans.


Temperature: 70 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 0.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 30. Number of dogs: 8. Walking or running: 10. Playing in surf: 10. Playing in sand: 10. Surfing: 5. Windsurfing: 1. Other Activities: Kiteboarder.



Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs


Cars/trucks parking: 15.

Notable Wildlife

hawks, vultures scoping out the bluffs.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 5. none noticed. common murres but one carcass looked more like a pelican-dead for quite some time. Vulture eating another cm carcass new kill

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

2 jelly fish

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, 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.

Actions & Comments

The wave energy buoy entourage was offshore this weekend. The newspaper stated it would be placed 2 miles offshore but it sure looks like less than a mile offshore just a bit south of Agate Beach wayside. Some creative sand castle builders decorated theirs with feather fronds of kelp, quite an oasis.

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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).


decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 218

November 12, 2018

Beautiful clear afternoon with no problems noticed.


decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

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!


decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 218

April 29, 2018

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