Report Details

A pretty clean beach with lots of seagulls and a fair number of people and dogs.  An unusual amount of crab shells and body parts on the entire mile, along with lots of seaweed and kelp.  Human debris was less than usual surely due to the lack of beach traffic during the past few months.  Picked up mostly just small pieces of plastic, a few cans and bottles, some rope, assorted articles of clothing and beach toys.  For the first time we found graffiti on some rip rap...hope it's the last time.  Maybe we can blame it on COVID-19.*Note: This report was originally submitted on 6/16/20, but did not print.  This submission is on 7/5/20.

Conditions

Temperature: 60 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 4.6 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 62. Number of dogs: 8. Walking or running: 45. Playing in surf: 3. Playing in sand: 4. Sitting: 10.

Concerns

Apparent violations: For the first time in 9 years of coastwatching we have found graffiti on the rip rap. Authorities were notified..

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 9.

Notable Wildlife

50-100 seagulls near the wayside.

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Styrofoam.

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Mile 293

Rockaway Beach, State Wayside

February 19, 2024

I observed new signs in Rockaway city proper, restricting using the public access to the beach at 1st and 2nd Avenues. Sign reads NO ACCESS: Until further notice, all city owned paths, walkways, stairs, and any other improved or unimproved access ways to recreation areas are closed.

Jesse Jones

Mile 293

Rockaway Beach, State Wayside

May 3, 2023

Extremely clean beach.

Mary and Zio

Mile 293

Rockaway Beach, State Wayside

April 2, 2023

Large bale of styrofoam found.

Mary and Zio

Mile 293

Rockaway Beach, State Wayside

January 1, 2023

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

Mary and Zio

Mile 293

Rockaway Beach, State Wayside

October 22, 2022

Mary and Zio

Mile 293

Rockaway Beach, State Wayside

September 7, 2022

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

Mary and Zio

Mile 293

Rockaway Beach, State Wayside

February 6, 2022

A warm February day.

Mary and Zio

Mile 293

Rockaway Beach, State Wayside

December 31, 2021

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

Mary and Zio