Report Details

Continued/ongoing erosion of the bluff near the north end of this mile. I'm keeping a six monh photo journal of this headland.


Temperature: 60 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 4.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 35. Walking or running: 20. Playing in sand: 4. Sitting: 4. Photography: 1. Other Activities: 4 (Flying kites). Recent washing ashore of apparent load of rough-hewn poor quality odd-size pine (?)lumber. Tire tracks were assumed to be for picking up a quantity of this material.


Driftwood removal, Fire


Cars/trucks parking: 19. Cars/trucks on beach, prohibited: 1.

Notable Wildlife

Many mussels, a hundred or more, plus several large crab exoskeletons.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 2. Pigeon guillemot

Driftline Content

Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt).

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune, Newly exposed roots/trees falling, Visible retreat of solid bluff.

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Mile 245

January 23, 2024

After king tides and heavy surf, most of the usual driftwood was up nearer the bank along with minimal bull kelp.

Lisa Bizon-Carroll

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.


decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

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.