Report Details

Very quiet for this time of year. We are just past the time when we have seen over 3000 school kids on the beach in the intertidal at Haystack Rock and before the summer rush begins. All will change this coming weekend with the advent of the annual event of Sandcastle and the only time of the year when cars are allowed on the beach here. The beach on this mile is clean, no dead birds and lots of sand has washed in.


Temperature: 60 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 3.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 50. Number of dogs: 20. Walking or running: 45. Playing in surf: 5. Very quiet mid-week!


Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs


Cars/trucks parking: 25. RVs/Buses parking: 5.

Notable Wildlife

Lots of birds flying around Haystack Rock and/or feeding in the intertidal -- tufted puffins, pelagic cormorants, pigeon guillomots, black oystercatchers, harlequin ducks, whimbrels, Pacific Western Gulls, common murres.......

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Shells. Lots of slimey foam this AM

New Development

Bluff development.

Actions & Comments

There is tremendous sand build-up in the inter-tidal area surrounding Haystack Rock. This is typical for this time of year but dramatic nonetheless in the amount that has moved in covering "the cobbles" this past week and drastically altering the tidepools areas --

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June 7, 2021

Beautiful day on the beach, cloudy and pleasant.


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January 20, 2021

A cloudy calm day on the beach with a few visitors.


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December 2, 2020

A beautiful beach day, with small numbers of people.


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October 5, 2020

A beautiful day on the beach today.


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August 21, 2020

Today was windy, mixed with rain.


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June 30, 2020

A cloudy day with intermittent mist, with comfortable temperatures and light human activity for a summer day made the mile walk very enjoyable.


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May 7, 2020

Another beautiful day on the beach.


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Mile 313

March 26, 2020

Most notable today was the lack of human activity.