Report Details

Lovely sunny day at the beach. More people walking, playing, surfing than I expected. Absence of colored plastic bits from driftline noted, as is significant or noticeable erosion of top strata of bluff at south end of mile. Clean beach. Observed what looked like several groups of pelicans flying grossly parallel to beach, far offshore.

Conditions

Temperature: 62 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 3.2 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 17. Number of dogs: 5. Walking or running: 10. Playing in surf: 1. Playing in sand: 1. Sitting: 2. Surfing: 3. Number of dogs on beach varied, 3 when I arrived, closer to 5 or 6 when I reached the access stairs at the north end of my mile. All seemed to be under good control whether on or off lead.

Concerns

Apparent violations: none observed.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 11. RVs/Buses parking: 2.

Notable Wildlife

lots of sea weed in driftline, small to medium clumps of sea grass & sea palms.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass. sea palms

Natural Changes

continued erosion of clearly layered bluff at south end of mile

Actions & Comments

I was surprised to see how much erosion was ongoing at the bluff at the south end of my mile. It's been eroding steadily for years, but there seemed to be evidence (talus/sediment slopes piled up on a ledge about 1/3 of height of bluff (measuring from top of bluff) of recent significant or noticeable erosion. Don't know if it's wind based, due to gravity (controlling factor), or due to the recent rains. Two driftlines visible, one much higher than the other. Very clean beach. Did not see any of the colored plastic bits that have formed a significant part of the driftline for a number of years--result of greatly decreased shipping? Nice day to be at the beach.

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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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