Report Details

Plenty of people and dogs out enjoying a cloudy, mild late afternoon. Unfortunately, there was also plenty of garbage and debris to be found as well. Filled two kitchen garbage bags with assorted plastic rope & bottles, beer and pop cans (they don't burn well, but people keep trying), paper, cardboard and so on. Too big to bag were a heavily rusted but empty 55 gal. drum (no markings), and a 10 cu. ft. hunk of Styrofoam. We were able to deliver them to the park host at Manhattan Beach State Wayside for a later pick up by a Park Ranger. Rockaway Beach should be looking a bit better for the Kite Festival and Memorial Day observance.

Conditions

Temperature: 60 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 2.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 36. Number of dogs: 9. Walking or running: 30. Playing in sand: 6. everyone just having a good time at the beach

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 8.

Notable Wildlife

11 sandpipers, 4 pelicans, lots of squirrels in the rip rap

Driftline Content

Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Small rocks, Wood pieces.

Natural Changes

Visible retreat of solid bluff.

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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