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lovely morning on the beach with people enjoying themselves. Very low tide allowing access to normally water-surrounded cliff-side rocks. More cars and people were arriving for the afternoon when I left. A training tepee had been set up in the McPhillips Park access parking lot, by the time I got back there, where some folks were being trained for hang gliding.

Conditions

Temperature: 68 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 0.6 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 15. Number of dogs: 6. Walking or running: 10. Sitting: 2. Photography: 1. Other Activities: 2 people flying kites, 1 paragliding. lots of dogs not on leashes but mostly not bothering others

Concerns

Apparent violations: 3 cars parked beyond no parking sign but the beach was so wide at a very low tide that they were not interfering with the paraglider on the dune.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 2. Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 2. Cars/trucks on beach, prohibited: 3.

Notable Wildlife

pair of Black Oystercatchers preening and foraging on offshore rock. they nest on Chief Kiawanda Rock but apparently are not nesting this year

Driftline Content

ocean seems to have washed everything out to sea. Just a little plastic picnic trash left which I hauled out.

Natural Changes

the drainages washing off the hillside onto the beach seem to have dug deeper channels

Report Images

very low tide allowed for a different photo angle on the north side of Cape Kiwanda
One of a pair of Black Oystercatchers foraging on offshore rock

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Mile 262

Cape Kiwanda State Park

May 30, 2024

Tar balls have been reported from Lincoln City northward so beachgoers are asked to watch for them and report if found.

Linda Fink

Mile 262

Cape Kiwanda State Park

April 18, 2024

People enjoying the beach with their dogs mostly.

Linda Fink

Mile 262

Cape Kiwanda State Park

March 18, 2024

Sunny day with paragliders and people walking dogs

Linda Fink

Mile 262

Cape Kiwanda State Park

December 20, 2023

The ocean continues to eat away at cliff. At least today, vehicles were staying where they belong

Linda Fink

Mile 262

Cape Kiwanda State Park

July 25, 2023

One pickup stuck in sand being towed out by commercial towing company when I arrived.

Linda Fink

Mile 262

Cape Kiwanda State Park

May 3, 2023

Nice day with few people and vehicles.

Linda Fink

Mile 262

Cape Kiwanda State Park

February 15, 2023

A beautiful, wind-free, mostly sunny day with a very clear view north to Cape Lookout.

Linda Fink

Mile 262

Cape Kiwanda State Park

October 3, 2022

Mostly I took photos for the CoastWatch Fall Challenge project on iNaturalist

Linda Fink