Report Details

Very large blocks of polyurethane, probably dock flotation, deposited on upper beach, along with several pieces of a small boat, Interesting that they seemed to have come in together. Plenty of evidence of beach erosion on north end of mile, and additional accumulation of logs and small wood. A rope and narrow "gang plank" has been placed about a half mile north of the Nestucca Entrance, apparently for access from above. Will check it later in the year to see how much it is used, and if any erosion is taking place due to human use. It is just below a house on the bluff above. On the mile just south of us, there is a small stream running down the almost upright bluff and onto the beach. It has potential to cause erosion and should be monitored. A pipe extending the stream away from the bluff face would probably be a good remedy. We found that we need a good low tide to access our mile about a month ago when we tried to do so at about a +1 ft. and could not get around a point which seems to be unnamed. It may be Porter Point but on the maps that name is applied to the south Nestucca River Entrance (apparently). The eagle surprised us since it flew in and landed almost right above us in a spruce near the mouth.

Conditions

Temperature: 58 F. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 0.0 feet.

Human Activities

None in the covered mile.

Concerns

Climbing bluffs/seastacks

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 2.

Notable Wildlife

83 harbor seals on north side near mouth of Nestucca, no disturbance.Birds: 4 Caspian terns, 1 dbl crested cormorant, 1 Great Blue Heron, 3 bufflehead, 1 eared grebe, 1 bald eagle adult perched in tree at mouth (south side).

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 1. California sea lion, noted in last report, almost completely decomposed, only bones and hide remaining. On upper beach at drift line.

Driftline Content

Styrofoam.

New Development

Drainage pipes, Steps down bluff.

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September 23, 2018

This beach (our favorite) remains in wonderful shape.

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May 20, 2017

We have walked this beach routinely in recent months and have noticed that there are several people, other than us, picking up debris!

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July 30, 2016

Very pleasant morning, light fog and overcast, light wind.

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April 5, 2016

What a lovely morning.

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January 23, 2016

Much change in the beach profile since early December.

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November 2, 2015

After two king tides, 2 days of very high swell, and one day of heavy rain .

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September 30, 2015

A wonderful day, warm and no wind.

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July 11, 2015

Lovely quiet day on the beach.

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