Report Details

Beach was clean despite obvious human activities and full adjacent campground. No evidence of beach fires noted. Five dead birds apparently not related to human activities; fewer shorebirds and no marine mammals noted at this time ( brown pelicans, cormorants, osprey). Sand has moved in and covered some of the rocks at the north end of beach. Yellow abronia (yellow sand verbena) cover the sandy dunes above the shore.

Human Activities

Number of people: 26. Number of dogs: 4. Walking or running: 10. Playing in surf: 2. Playing in sand: 13. Sitting: 1. Campground full. Obvious beach activities such as walking, driftwood fort building. No clear evidence of fire building ("no fires" signs seen about campground). Beach was very clean with no scattered trash.

Notable Wildlife

Abundant kelp and other seaweed noted at surf line. Fewer shorebirds noted (a few brown pelicans and cormorants); osprey at the north end of rocky shore.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 5. Immature gulls; one possible Canada goose.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Shells, Wood pieces.

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May 13, 2023

I just discovered this little beach while camping at Humbug.

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January 19, 2020

No unusual events or observations to report.

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November 14, 2017

Some erosion near large drainage pipe from highway.

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Mile 45

February 17, 2016

One of the crab pots found earlier this month (previous report) was removed from the beach and is now at the trail head to the beach on Humbug Mountain State Park.

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Mile 45

February 7, 2016

Quiet beach with no visitors; rare wildlife: single foraging black oystercatcher and a few gulls.

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Mile 45

November 11, 2015

Very quiet beach with no human activity noted except for one set of footprints.

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Mile 45

September 6, 2015

Beach was clean despite obvious human activities and full adjacent campground.

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July 5, 2015

Adjacent campground full; evidence of previous day(s)'s beach activities with some leftover debris (cans, bottles, candy wrappers).

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