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Given the dreary forecast, we took advantage of a fine spring day to tour our mile in Rockaway Beach. Everyone we saw was enjoying a sunny yet breezy afternoon, with very little seaweed,shells, rocks, or even birds to be found. Lots of kites...three just resting,three practicing stunts,and seven were dancing in the wind. As hard as we looked, this beach was "standing tall" ...found only two bottles, one can, and three 15' kite tails. Not bad condidering there was a kite festival at the ocean's edge wayside over the weekend...but that is as it should be.

Conditions

Temperature: 55 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 1.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 16. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 6. Playing in sand: 3. Other Activities: 7 flying kites.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 7.

Notable Wildlife

very few birds , just a few seagulls

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Shells, Small rocks, Wood pieces.

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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