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Today was relatively quiet and calm on Rockaway Beach. Tomorrow with all the 4th of July festivities, it will most likely be much busier. The beach looks clean for as many people at the beach as there are.On another note, we have never picked up as many sand dollars in front of our house as we have this year . . . at least 500 midsize shells. We have had our house since 1964 and pick up agates and shells, but this was a phenomenon we have never seen before.


Temperature: 61 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: -1.2 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 88. Number of dogs: 8. Walking or running: 43. Playing in surf: 5. Playing in sand: 22. Sitting: 10. Other Activities: 8 playing in the creek. This is the day before the 4th of July. There are some fire pits and large areas dug out for tents and beach chairs.


Fire, Litter

Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs


Cars/trucks parking: 11. RVs/Buses parking: 2.

Notable Wildlife

seagulls and seaweed

Driftline Content

Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Shells, Small rocks, Wood pieces. cans, plastic bottles and containers

Actions & Comments

We usually pick up litter on the beach when we walk.

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May 3, 2023

Extremely clean beach.

Mary and Zio

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April 2, 2023

Large bale of styrofoam found.

Mary and Zio

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January 1, 2023

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

Mary and Zio

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October 22, 2022

Mary and Zio

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September 7, 2022

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

Mary and Zio

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February 6, 2022

A warm February day.

Mary and Zio

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December 31, 2021

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

Mary and Zio

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September 14, 2021

Observed approx.

stu and barb