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What a special day to be at the coast...warm, calm, and a really clean beach. Just a smattering of left over 4th of July stuff...most debris was picked up near old camp fire sites. For the most part, our beach visitors are being very thoughtful. Observed lots of red jellyfish...some up to 12" dia. Most enjoyable were the seagulls bathing in Rock Creek and the dozens of pelicans cruising the waves. Super day! Had good attendance at the recent OPRD hearing regarding a riprap request in Rockaway Beach. Most of the people who spoke were opposed to this proposal for armoring properties that have no existing structures. No ruling will be made until mid October. Thanks to all who supported this effort.

Conditions

Temperature: 70 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 6.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 36. Number of dogs: 4. Walking or running: 22. Playing in sand: 9. Sitting: 2. Other Activities: 3 kiting.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 17.

Notable Wildlife

seagulls, crows, pelicans

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Unusual concentration. red jellyfish

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Small rocks.

Man-made Modifications

riprap permit under consideration by OPRD

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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