Report Details

It took years but now Oregon beaches have something in common with beaches in Queens (NYC)--trash heads leave shopping carts there.

Conditions

Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: -1.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 21. Number of dogs: 7. Walking or running: 12. Tidepooling: 5. Surfing: 4. most people on beach seemed to be from Beverly Beach state park, or from Otter Rock area (including a hotel/time share). No birds disturbed by dogs because, as usual, few birds. Ravens, a vulture, two swallows, a few gulls.

Concerns

Litter

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 4.

Notable Wildlife

See comments. Not many birds, as is typical for this mile.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Lots of crab parts in driftline. Unsure if it's unusual this time of year.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Styrofoam.

Natural Changes

Some erosion in usual places, nothing striking

Actions & Comments

Near the southern border of my miles, there was a volley ball net erected, several fire sites scattered about (stone circles), and trash. I picked up most of the trash, but could (or did) do nothing about the shopping cart someone had left on the beach adjacent to the largest fire circle/trash area. I left a message for Woody of State Parks re: the net, trash, fire circles, shopping cart. Suggested he ask the Beverly Beach park staff to keep an eye on that area and remove the shopping cart. I may go back next week to see if the shopping cart's been removed.Looks like it's gonna be a long summer.No unusual erosion, but erosion continues to occur along unstable sections of the beach bluffs. I saw many more people then I expected to. It was a very low tide (actual low tide was around 7:30am or so and was supposed to be -1.4, perhaps that's why so many people were out relatively early in the morning.

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Mile 224

July 22, 2023

Lovely day on the beach.

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July 22, 2023

Very low tide this am, I have no idea what the exact tide level was so I didn't enter a number.

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April 3, 2023

Pleasant if chilly walk on the beach.

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March 11, 2023

Quite a dynamic winter on this mile, more erosion noted, and a moderate sized slide seen on the mile.

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October 6, 2022

Nice day for a walk on the beach, clean beach, saw 6 cyclists (one solo, I think the rest were more or less together), first time I've seen cyclists on this beach, have seen them off & on from the south jetty north to Lucky Gap access.

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September 11, 2021

Pretty day on the beach,  I was on the beach when the tide was going out, my South Beach tide table indicates the low tide in SB was at 9:43 am & 1.

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February 7, 2021

Pleasant day at the beach at a low low tide (not a minus tide though.

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May 31, 2019

Very pleasant day & time for a walk on the beach, very few people.

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