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The mile was very rocky this day. There was a small area at the far southern end that had a lot of sea plastic, small plastic pellets and styrofoam.Rock hunters were carrying out lots of bags filled with agates and several people were climbing onto the rock walls and digging (with picks and shovels that they'd obviously brought along for this purpose) into the wall.


Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Tide Level: -0.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 14. Number of dogs: 4. Walking or running: 1. Photography: 2. Tidepooling: 4. Fishing: 6. There were a lot of fishermen that day,sitting out of the larger rocks and even on the sea wall. They were there early, but left as others arrived.


Climbing bluffs/seastacks, People/dogs/vehicles in closure areas


Cars/trucks parking: 3.

Notable Wildlife

Not a lot of birds, a few were chased away by dogs.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 2. These were both seagulls and were fairly far apart on the shore, along the rock wall. Both were in advanced forms of decomposition.

Driftline Content

Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Shells, Small rocks, Styrofoam.

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Mile 282

June 16, 2021

Fairly crowded for a weekday.

Mile 282

August 4, 2020

I walked this mile today and just wanted to note the abundance of newborn sea stars inside Lost Boy Cave and the surrounding tide water.


Mile 282

May 15, 2020

Beach quite clean despite being popular.

Mile 282

May 26, 2019

Increase in human activity, new path along bottom of cliff.

Mile 282

August 18, 2018

Staircase handrails deteriorating.

Mile 282

July 9, 2017

Increased human and dog activity at this beach, which has no bathroom facility at the trailhead or on the beach.

Mile 282

January 16, 2017

Beautiful day.

Mile 282

May 13, 2016

This was our first official visit to this mile.