Report Details

People walking, playing in the sand, rockhunting, surfing and fishing, debris from picnicing, and fires noted. Metal ramps removed down to beach, improvements to Beachfront RV Park noted. 2 Common ravens on beach, 2 juvenile Double-crested cormorants swimming and diving, 1 Pelagic Cormorant flying.

Conditions

Temperature: 66 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 3.9 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 16. Number of dogs: 7. Walking or running: 9. Playing in surf: 2. Playing in sand: 6. Sitting: 6. Surfing: 1. Fishing: 2.

Concerns

Fire, Litter

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 35. RVs/Buses parking: 34.

Notable Wildlife

Common raven 2 on beach, Double-crested Cormorant 2 juvenile swimming and diving in water, Pelagic Cormorant 1 flying.

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Styrofoam.

New Development

Improvements to Beachfront RV Park

Man-made Modifications

Metal beach ramps removed.

Report Images

South jetty looking south
Looking north .85 mile south of south jetty
Cliffs blocking access south, .85 mile from south jetty

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Harbor Beach south of Chetco River, north of Red Point

May 29, 2024

Metal access ramps to beach installed for summer access--two ramps; evidence of fires on beach noted; natural sand deposition and erosion changes; evidence of picnic garbage left on beach; evidence of marine debris plastics in wrack line.

Fiona DC

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Harbor Beach south of Chetco River, north of Red Point

April 20, 2024

People walking some with dogs, some people sitting enjoying the beach.

Fiona

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Harbor Beach south of Chetco River, north of Red Point

March 14, 2024

California Sea Lions swimming off shore in large group, appeared to be hunting.

Fiona Day-Cofer

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Harbor Beach south of Chetco River, north of Red Point

February 8, 2024

People walking on the beach some with dogs, all on leashes, and some taking pictures, 2 people rock hunting, 2 people surfing, all cars parked legally in parking lot.

Fiona Day-Cofer

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Harbor Beach south of Chetco River, north of Red Point

October 20, 2023

People walking, sitting, rock hunting, playing in sand, and walking dogs; evidence of unhoused persons and fires on beach.

FionaDC

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Harbor Beach south of Chetco River, north of Red Point

July 27, 2023

People walking, playing in the surf, sitting on the beach, sunbathing, rockhunting and one person kayaking.

FionaDC

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Harbor Beach south of Chetco River, north of Red Point

May 20, 2023

People walking with dogs on leash, playing in sand, rockhunting, one person fishing on shore, and one person kayaking, evidence of fires noted, and litter from picnics;  plastic, rope, and fishing line removed from wrack line.

FionaDC

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Harbor Beach south of Chetco River, north of Red Point

March 15, 2023

3 Western Gulls on Beach, 1 Cormorant fishing in surf.

FionaDC