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Warm and sunny day on the beach to enjoy the coast and people watch. Groups and individuals enjoyed a beautiful beach day. Volleyball, sand castle building, photography, rock hounding, sunbathing, guitar playing. The beach was remarkably free of any garbage or large debris. We are wondering if the tsunami has brought out more people than in the past to hunt debris and litter. The rocky beach at the south end was covered in sea vegetation from the low tide.One home continues to be under construction at the north end of Mile 234 (Lat: 44:51;22.149 Long: 124:2; 47.64 Alt 415). The foundation structure is standing, along with a newly made make shift beach access plank. Planted beside the plank in the sand are two large concrete piers.Fishing Rock continues to change, and the State has moved the entrance barricade farther into the site and has blocked old trails with debris and enlarged safer trails. Wood chips make the trails easy to follow. New fences are being constructed as the sides of the site erode. On this day I did not encounter any other people on the top of the rock. In the past I've reported people fishing from it.The Surfrider Inn part of the beach is heavily used, and I like to include a shot of it on occasion.

Conditions

Temperature: 60 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: -1.2 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 75. Number of dogs: 14. Walking or running: 55. Playing in surf: 15. Playing in sand: 30. Sitting: 2. Photography: 4. Tidepooling: 5. The warm summer sun brought out folks to enjoy all sorts of activities - someone made a chair swing out of beach logs, a group played volleyball, another group built sand castles in the sand, someone planted a dead 25' tree just above the drift line. Beautiful day for people playing together.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 6.

Beached Birds

Nothing dead at all on the beach this time, and no sea foam at all.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Shells, Small rocks, Wood pieces. The beach was remarkably clean. Hardly any litter to pick up.

Natural Changes

Landslides/major boulder falls. Fishing rock continues to crumble.

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Mile 234

Lincoln Beach

May 20, 2024

A baby harbor seal was at the north base of Fishing Rock, along the tide line. There have been many many pelicans active this area lately, we recently saw and estimated 60-100 combined with gulls feasting on some type of fish in water on whole length of beach. This morning there were few pelicans but many swallows diving on the beach.

Barbara Joslin

Mile 234

Lincoln Beach

April 11, 2024

Fishing Rock shows significant signs of erosion and natural area disturbance, a great deal of evidence of off-trail usage and climbing on sides which has resulted in increased erosion and death of underbrush. Sparse sea bird presence but heavy wrack line velella velella wash up. No current presence of mammals or seabird carcasses, although there was heavy amount of carcasses this winter especially after storms. Evidence of erosion of slopes adjacent to the beach, especially in proximity to new riprap placement, but also in other areas as well. Light plastic and debris today

beejos8

Mile 234

Lincoln Beach

October 1, 2023

Some unattended digging dogs seemed troubling, and one thing to note was a lack of birds.

Your Song My Song

Mile 234

Lincoln Beach

March 4, 2021

A large concrete retaining wall collapsed last weekend (~Feb 27) endangering the stability of one home with others also vulnerable to further erosion.

dwhite

Mile 234

Lincoln Beach

February 28, 2021

These photos were taken by Fran Recht, CoastWatch volunteer.

jessejones

Mile 234

Lincoln Beach

February 19, 2019

Wonderful day at my favorite beach during King Tide!

Oregon Beach Girl

Mile 234

Lincoln Beach

December 21, 2018

The ocean became more "foamy" as the day progressed, *see photos.

Oregon Beach Girl

Mile 234

Lincoln Beach

October 29, 2015

A few groups of people were enjoying the overcast yet bright day and the King Tide.

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