Report Details

Lots of new sand deposited on mile 289. This is confirmed by NANOOS scientists who were there using GPS equipment to monitor this beach and others all over the Northwest. They gave me their website address, and it is really great.Go to There is a huge amount of coastal info there.Beach and Shoreline Mapping is the section that explains what the GPS data shows.


Temperature: 65 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 1.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 7. Walking or running: 5. Other Activities: 2 collecting gps data. NANOOS research ATV was out on beach collecting data on beach erosion/accretion. It had permission to be on the non-vehicle beach.


Apparent violations: none.


Cars/trucks parking: 4. ATVs/OHVs on beach, prohibited: 1.

Notable Wildlife

low tide at the jetty exposed rocky shoreline species. Gulls and shorebirds were spotted.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 6. 5 common murres and 1 western grebes. Interesting that earlier in the day on Mile 286, I found 31 dead birds for COASST. Most were young murres.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Unusual concentration. lots of crab shells found near the jetty. Most of the complete shells had the rounded female shape. Molting might explain part of this.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Shells, Small rocks, Styrofoam, Wood pieces. typical stuff

Man-made Modifications


Natural Changes

Lots of sand building up.

Actions & Comments

I've reported sand accretion for years. Today the scientists were out there to give positive proof that this is true. They report that the accretion has accelerated over the past few years probably due to less severe winter storms in that period.

Report Images

Report Images

Share this post

All Mile 289 Reports

Showing 8 of 53 reports

Mile 289

September 20, 2021

This mile is not surveyed 4 times a year since it became a designated bird nesting area.


Mile 289

December 24, 2020

There is no trace of nesting bird protection.


Mile 289

September 21, 2020

September 15 ended the nesting bird restrictions on mile 289.


Mile 289

August 1, 2020

I saw so many different types of birds along the jetty, I'm no bird expert but I thought I saw pelicans, herons, cormorants, and sea gulls.


Mile 289

March 20, 2020

Mile 289 is again restricted due to bird nesting.


Mile 289

December 5, 2019

This survey was all about the jelly fish that covered the most recent wrack areas.


Mile 289

June 16, 2019

This is a partial survey.


Mile 289

March 21, 2019

The signage is up again keeping all dogs off Mile 289.