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The sand dune that protects the campground is just falling away and revealing an odd collection of large white plastic bags and black landscape cloth that is shredding and flopping around in the wind. Seriously ugly. 

Conditions

Temperature: 61 F. Wind Velocity: Strong. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 2.3 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 31. Number of dogs: 5. Walking or running: 25. Playing in sand: 3. Sitting: 4. very deserted actually compared with this summer

Notable Wildlife

no wildlife

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

lots of jelly parts

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass.

New Development

Drainage pipes. erosion of the bluff all along the mile

Man-made Modifications

old riprap rotting in the sun

Natural Changes

Landslides/major boulder falls, Newly exposed roots/trees falling, Visible retreat of solid bluff, Evidence of wave overtopping.

Report Images

plastice bags where the sand has washed away

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A pleasant, sunny but cool day on the beach.

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March 7, 2024

It was a beautiful, sunny day although somewhat brisk. Some photos of recent erosion are attached.

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January 16, 2024

The recent storms and high tides have deposited a lot of debris on the beach - especially small plastic fragments.

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November 8, 2023

It was a clear, sunny day, if somewhat brisk.

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September 29, 2023

It was a windy and cloudy day and hence the beach was fairly deserted.

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Cape Lookout SP

July 25, 2023

A perfect beach day.

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May 8, 2023

It was a sunny, early spring type day.

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