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At low tide, almost 40 people were using the beach most of them walking. Three dogs. It is spring break so this is heavy usage for this spot. The grassy foredunes have been further eroded since January. In the southern part of the mile the Dune is eroded to the backside downslope of the former dune. In January this beach was devoid of litter. today there is a great deal of plastic litter dominated by two and one-half black plastic floats, encrusted on one side with sea life and including many other smaller plastic fragments. Almost all was retrieved by us.

Human Activities

Number of people: 37. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 28. Playing in surf: 5. Sitting: 2. Photography: 1. Other Activities: 1 climbing tall rock no equipment. It is Spring Break, so this is the heaviest use I've seen in my eight years of watching. Marine gardens are under water, so are inaccessible.

Concerns

Climbing bluffs/seastacks

Apparent violations: None.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 12.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. This was a good old-fashioned barnyard rooster!

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea).

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune.

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November 30, 2021

The tallest dunes (~10ft) are being eroded as they are each year.

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July 13, 2021

1 dead murre.

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May 10, 2021

Illegal ATV tracks recently made running from south to north and back again.

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April 9, 2021

Parked here to walk Mile 22.

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