Report Details

A pretty uneventful visit. Lots of people enjoying the beach in appropriate ways. Very little trash. Many people above the beach in picnic areas. The bluff above the beach continues to erode. The picnic areas and trails have been pushed back and are being well maintained. Trail from day use area onto beach disappears each winter, but at present is fairly gentle.

Conditions

Temperature: 70 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 3.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 150. Number of dogs: 6. Walking or running: 90. Playing in surf: 10. Playing in sand: 10. Sitting: 33. Photography: 3. Fishing: 4.

Concerns

Climbing bluffs/seastacks

Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 50.

Notable Wildlife

Saw a few seagulls. Little natural debris on beach.

Driftline Content

Very little. Nothing of note.

Natural Changes

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

Actions & Comments

Cape Lookout beach continues to show impact of erosion. A lot of sand had returned. A couple of rocky areas on beach at the north end of campground and just north of large landslide at south end.

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It was a beautiful, sunny, calm day on the beach.

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