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What a spectacular morning on Rockaway Beach (before the wind kicks up)! The beach is remarkably clean (we'll see what happens after the long 4th of July weekend. People are already shooting off their illegal fireworks, but many people are already down and enjoying our beach!


Temperature: 62 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 4.8 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 80. Number of dogs: 14. Walking or running: 41. Playing in surf: 16. Playing in sand: 19. Sitting: 3. Other Activities: 1 playing in creek. Lots of people on the beach 2 days before 4th of July with beach chairs, buckets and pails, balls, etc.



Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs


Cars/trucks parking: 3.

Notable Wildlife

gulls, crows, sand fleas, and seaweed

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

jellyfish and 1 half-dead fish (12" unknown species)

Driftline Content

Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Shells, Small rocks, Wood pieces. plastic bags, cardboard, and cigarette butts

New Development

Steps down bluff.

Actions & Comments

Sand has blown up and covered portions of some of the eroded areas and riprap along my mile. There are still areas in front of the Rockaway Beach Resort where the riprap has fallen onto the beach.

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Mile 293

May 3, 2023

Extremely clean beach.

Mary and Zio

Mile 293

April 2, 2023

Large bale of styrofoam found.

Mary and Zio

Mile 293

January 1, 2023

Overall the beach looked pretty good for post king tides and fireworks.

Mary and Zio

Mile 293

October 22, 2022

Mary and Zio

Mile 293

September 7, 2022

For the day after a holiday weekend the beach was exceptionally clean.

Mary and Zio

Mile 293

February 6, 2022

A warm February day.

Mary and Zio

Mile 293

December 31, 2021

A relatively calm day before the first King tide of 2022.

Mary and Zio

Mile 293

September 14, 2021

Observed approx.

stu and barb