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I began at the far north (Chapman Beach).  Almost entirely deserted (photo attached).  Like a sand-packed moonscape.  Understandable why some people like to come here to get away from it all, at least for an hour or two.  Going south, Ecola creek was unpassable due to heavy runoff, so it was necessary to go the long way around (sigh).  Light activity near 2nd Street, though later in the season this will clearly be a major chokepoint for human traffic, based on my past few year's experience.  Further south to Gower, little to no sign of disturbance, light traffic. A pleasant, if chilly, walk.

Conditions

Temperature: 45 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: E. Tide Level: 2.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 48. Number of dogs: 8. Walking or running: 30. Playing in surf: 8. Tidepooling: 10. No vehicles observed on the beach

Notable Wildlife

Large congregation of adult gulls near Ecola Creek.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 4. All appeared to be adult gulls.

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Wood pieces. On Chapman Beach, one large (the size of a small compact car) driftwood piece on the sand (photo attached) Multiple driftwood pieces at the bluff line by 2nd Street. Very little the rest of the mile

Man-made Modifications

No sign of new development (whew!)

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Cannon Beach, Ecola Creek, Chapman Beach south

July 8, 2023

Visitors out at low tide, walking on the beach and in the surf, and harvesting mussels and clams.

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Cannon Beach, Ecola Creek, Chapman Beach south

December 2, 2022

Chilly winter day with few visitors on the beach.

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Cannon Beach, Ecola Creek, Chapman Beach south

June 7, 2021

A beautiful day on the beach, with lots of visitors for a Monday.

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Cannon Beach, Ecola Creek, Chapman Beach south

January 21, 2021

A quiet day on the beach, a few folks and lots of dogs.

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Cannon Beach, Ecola Creek, Chapman Beach south

December 2, 2020

Beautiful day at the beach, with a surprising number of people and dogs for a Wednesday.

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Cannon Beach, Ecola Creek, Chapman Beach south

October 5, 2020

A beautiful day on the beach, Chapman point and Ecola Creek continue to be popular spots for visitors and walkers.

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Cannon Beach, Ecola Creek, Chapman Beach south

August 22, 2020

A beautiful walk on the beach during a negative tide revealed lots of visitors on the beach.

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Cannon Beach, Ecola Creek, Chapman Beach south

July 4, 2020

Wow, today was a reminder that people love the beach.

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