Report Details

Clean, beautiful but bitterly cold the recent storms have cleaned the erosion at the base of the cliffs and deposited sand.


Temperature: 47 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 0.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 49. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 48. Tire tracks on the beach all the way to the basalt outcropping


Cars/trucks parking: 36. RVs/Buses parking: 1.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. Seagull

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Wood pieces. Quite a large quantity fine, white material about 3 inches long with tiny projections along the length of each side...similar to centipede legs

Natural Changes

That time of year. Following the storms the beaches and base of the cliffs have been swept clean of almost all previous erosion and exposing a new layer of uplifted rock. Sand has moved into the area; near basalt rock at the end of this mile the rocks usually seen there are almost all buried.

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Mile 245

January 23, 2024

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Mile 245

November 18, 2023

The beach mile varied quite a bit - with the south (less traveled) section with darkened sands and clear of most debris while the north end, with more visitors, was covered in stones with more small debris (esp.


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Mile 245

November 17, 2023

Just wanted to say there have been a lot of brown pelicans this season, more than I've ever seen, and I'm wondering if they will stay for the winter?


Mile 245

September 29, 2023

Less tourist traffic.


Mile 245

September 21, 2023

Lazy, late summer day on Road End beach.


Mile 245

August 14, 2023

Busy day at 245.


Mile 245

July 7, 2023

Dead elephant seal pup.


Mile 245

June 26, 2023

Beach was cleaner than observered previously - paper and plastic most prevalent however.