Report Details

Very busy summer with thousands of tourists on the beach. Dog poop bags continue to be a problem. Dogs harassing birds resulting in injury has happened, especially with murres and young gulls. Less landscaping debris noted this summer. Recent storm has deposited lots of sand and seems to have raised the level more than usual for this time of year. Also the storm cleaned off the beaches of garbage which was heavy during the tourist season. Many firepits made with riprap.


Temperature: 64 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 5.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 30. Number of dogs: 5. Walking or running: 14. Playing in surf: 1. Playing in sand: 5. Sitting: 5. Tidepooling: 5. Normal activities with no concerns today



Apparent violations: fires in temporary metal surrounds probably to prevent use of riprap rocks.

Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs


Cars/trucks parking: 35. RVs/Buses parking: 10.

Notable Wildlife

Western gulls only on beach

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. none

Driftline Content

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

Man-made Modifications

Not sure what is happening, Will watch closely. Looks like fresh riprap adjacent

Natural Changes


Actions & Comments

No. I will watch to see what happens. Reputable construction firm trucks at address on Brallier street. Backhoe on beach and above on property.

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