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This very late winter visit found no one else there when my daughter and I arrived around noon. Shoreline content was minimal, mostly small rocks. There was little wildlife --- a couple of Western Gulls and that was it. On the way out we spotted an adult Bald Eagle perched on mile 287. The dune area contains some degree of debris, human and natural. One problem is the lack of garbage cans anywhere so all debris picked up has to be carried several miles. I will contact Tillamook County and ask if this situation can be improved.Also, as noted, there were tire tracks again. On this also I'll call the county.

Conditions

Temperature: 48 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 2.0 feet.

Human Activities

This is the second consecutive observation date on which I've seen driving tracks on the beach. Driving is not allowed on this beach and it's also unclear how these cars are accessing the beach.

Concerns

Apparent violations: Driving on beach.

Driftline Content

Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Small rocks, Styrofoam.

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Mile 288

September 24, 2023

The weather is definitely turning.

SchankK

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 288

September 10, 2023

It was a beautifully calm, warm, sunny day along mile 288.

SchankK

Mile 288

January 29, 2023

There were 6 or more plovers and large accumulations of driftwood (both along the base and on top of the foredune cutbank).

SchankK

Mile 288

May 21, 2022

It was a beautiful, warm, sunny Saturday with a moderate north wind.

SchankK

Mile 288

January 17, 2022

It was great to see two separate families picking up beach trash/debris in the driftline from the most recent storms including in Mile 288!

SchankK

Mile 288

December 23, 2021

There was clear indications of active foredune erosion with visible cutbanks (see photo) and significant debris.

SchankK

Mile 288

February 24, 2015

Mid-winter day that seemed like spring.

YaakovM

Mile 288

October 2, 2014

Beautiful early fall afternoon.

YaakovM