Report Details

Clean beach at fairly low tide on a cloudy day. Beach very sparsely populated, just a few surfers & one other walker besides myself. Just the way I like it!

Human Activities

Number of people: 8. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 2. Surfing: 6. Very few people on beach, saw only 2-3 sets of footprints over northernmost part of mile (tide out, so lots of unmarred beach)

Concerns

Apparent violations: none noted.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 7.

Notable Wildlife

2 seagulls, one mostly in flight.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Unusual concentration. Unusual for this mile: lots of crab parts, mostly legs, but other parts as well.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea). very few plastic bits relative to usual average across the mile.

Natural Changes

usual erosion along bluffs.

Actions & Comments

Bluffs looked "cleaner" then during my last walk, I think it's due to the heavy rains we had not long ago, so all the strata look fresher & easier to see. There's a kind of conchoidal mudstone (? or dirty sandstone?) directly to the south of the long access stairway that is shedding bits/chunks at a still slow but seemingly accelerated rate. No fossil tree roots visible on this walk. Beach was very clean, I saw & picked up only two noticeable pieces of human trash (empty glass fifth of tequila, plastic water bottle from Japan/Asia--id'd by writing characters embedded in plastic). Not much in driftline either, mostly clumps of sea grass w/the occasional sea kelp & sea whip. While I was walking I heard what sounded like booms or a kind of roaring (short bursts), which I believe is construction noise from the bridge replacement at Beverly Beach. I think destruction of the old bridge/road is beginning. Nice mostly quiet walk on a beautiful beach.

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Mile 224

Beverly Beach north, Johnson Creek

March 16, 2024

Low tide at Yaquina Bay was listed as 12:16 pm today, the north jetty & a headland, and probably about 8-10 miles separate YB from the beach at Otter Rock where my mile is located, I don't know how much those factors change (or not) the exact tide level when I stepped onto the beach this morning OR when I left, about noon. Overall a beautiful day on the beach, on my arrival there were probably 23 people (including surfers) on the beach, that number increased to the number I entered.

S hogg

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Mile 224

Beverly Beach north, Johnson Creek

July 22, 2023

Lovely day on the beach.

malachite

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Mile 224

Beverly Beach north, Johnson Creek

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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Beverly Beach north, Johnson Creek

April 3, 2023

Pleasant if chilly walk on the beach.

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Mile 224

Beverly Beach north, Johnson Creek

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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Beverly Beach north, Johnson Creek

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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Beverly Beach north, Johnson Creek

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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Beverly Beach north, Johnson Creek

February 7, 2021

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

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