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The warm weather made this section of beach a joy for the people out enjoying this October day.No dramatic issues were seen as can be found on our more populated beaches.Mile 260 has limited access via a crude sand-filled parking spot adjacent to Beach marker 37A that has been seen to have 10 or more vehicles parked. One pickup truck was observed deflating his tires and driving at high speed up the dune in order to top the dunes and gain beach access. Beach driving is legal here.The only other obvious access is a parking lot in Bob Straub State Wayside where 11 vehicles were parked today.This is a quiet beach (I expect due to the limited access) making it a good walking, strolling and beach combing area. The disturbing finding was that I captured 10 to 20 times more trash than on mile 261 to the north where 10 times more people were observed recreating.

Conditions

Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 6.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 11. Number of dogs: 5. Walking or running: 10. Photography: 2. Other Activities: 3 horseback riders in dunes. A warm sunny morning that found several people enjoying this more remote section of beach that is one mile south of Pacific City beach access. fewer people by far due to limited assess to this beach section.

Concerns

Litter

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 11. Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 1.

Notable Wildlife

Several flocks of Sanderlings wading and feeding in surf.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 8. Dead birds appeared to be common Murres by size and coloring. The remains of 7 dead have been here for long time due to decomp and dryness of the carcasses.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

two large moon jellyfish measured at 12 inch diameter or larger found in high tide zone, both fresh enough to have been stranded at this morning's high tide.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Wood pieces. Large clusters of sand flea casings observed in drift line.

Natural Changes

Sand deposits have formed a bench 6 to 8 feet above this morning's high tide line. No evidence to know how new this bench may be.

Actions & Comments

No items requiring action found today.

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Mile 260

February 2, 2023

Mile 260 (Kiwanda Beach) hasn't been surveyed for CoastWatchers or COASST since 2015.

MatthewsE

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Mile 260

October 5, 2015

The warm weather made this section of beach a joy for the people out enjoying this October day.

BeachcomberJim

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Mile 260

September 8, 2010

Nice day to walk beach - only problem was the softness of sand - made it extra difficult to walk - the surf had a yellow green color and surf line/foam was green like the words in coastwatch - didn't look healthy - dogs and humans having fun - causing no problems - lacking drift wood,kelp or much of anything on shore line - no shells or rocks to explore - at North end multitude of people on beach, surf - busy day on North End - Lack of wild life - no birds flying over - none on shore line or in ocean -

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Mile 260

May 31, 2010

Cloudy day - some initial rain around 11:00 am - not windy with nice temperature to walk the beach.

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Mile 260

February 15, 2010

It appears that mile 260 is stable and does have continued human activities - There had been vehicles driving on the beach in the authorized area.

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Mile 260

November 8, 2009

It was a nice cloudy day with a good wind from the South of about 15-20 miles/hr.

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Mile 260

May 23, 2008

Heavy human use (65 people, 7 dogs) on Friday before Memorial Day.

J.M. Trunkey