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There were always lots of small boulders to carefully walk over, but the area is a lot wider now and has a lot more boulders surrounding Fall Creek. There are still large enough logs over the creek to get across if you have good balance.From this area north to the south edge of Oceanside, other than one or two new houses, the mile looks pretty much the same as a year ago.

Conditions

Temperature: 65 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 7.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 6. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 6. The potholes have been filled at the Happy Camp parking lot.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 4.

Driftline Content

Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea). Purdles can be found around the restroom at Netarts boat landing.

Actions & Comments

The south end of Mile 280 is easily accessed from Happy Camp parking lot. There were always lots of small boulders to carefully walk over, but the area is a lot wider now and has a lot more boulders surrounding Fall Creek. There are still large enough logs over the creek to get across if you have good balance. Between the water edge and the bluff, the sand has large ripples perpendicular to the shore. The former slide at the Capes Development has a short bluff. Above the bluff, on the sand slide are numerous trees and other vegetation. No new erosion is evident. From this area north to the south edge of Oceanside, other than one or two new houses, the mile looks pretty much the same as a year ago, the last time we walked this part of the beach. When we had the house at Netarts, we frequently walked on this part of the beach. Besides the beautiful scenery and great exercise, our reward was stopping at the Expresso in Oceanside.

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Mile 280

North of Happy Camp, south of Oceanside

June 10, 2024

Fresh bit of a landslide below the Capes dune.

Angela Arena

Mile 280

North of Happy Camp, south of Oceanside

May 17, 2024

Was a mild and sunny day, mid afternoon, low tide.

Angela Arena

Mile 280

North of Happy Camp, south of Oceanside

January 21, 2021

angelaarena

Mile 280

North of Happy Camp, south of Oceanside

December 19, 2020

Since it was a Saturday, the beach was relatively busy.

CharmerDale

Mile 280

North of Happy Camp, south of Oceanside

August 2, 2020

angelaarena

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 280

North of Happy Camp, south of Oceanside

February 2, 2020

There was quite a lot of erosion of the cliffs and sand dunes near THE CAPES gated community.

CharmerDale

Mile 280

North of Happy Camp, south of Oceanside

January 20, 2020

angelaarena

Mile 280

North of Happy Camp, south of Oceanside

October 24, 2019

Clear and warm.

angelaarena