Report Details

It was a very peaceful, foggy, calm morning. Lovely for a walk. The ocean breakers were very LOUD, cracking like whips, but the sea was calm. The beach was very sandy and clean, not too many areas for rock gathering but I did come back with a good handful of agates. Mile 52 had a good summer re: tourists and dogs. The ATV's continue to come and from observations (but no proof) they are not disabled individuals.

Conditions

Temperature: 57 F. Cloud Cover: Foggy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 1.2 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 3. Number of dogs: 1. Sitting: 1. There were ATV tracks on the beach. I am wondering who grades and adds additional sand to the "road" down to the beach at Paradise Point. Park Service? Or is it illegal change to a natural area.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 1.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 2. Very decomposed, but probably a pelagic cormorant and a common murre.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Small rocks, Styrofoam, Wood pieces. Very little debris. Only one plastic spoon and a small styorfoam fishing float.

Share this post

All Mile 52 Reports

Showing 8 of 43 reports

Mile 52

Agate Beach, Garrison Lake, south of Paradise Point SW

June 23, 2024

Do to the 20 mph winds there was limited presence of humans or animals.

Tam Donato

Mile 52

Agate Beach, Garrison Lake, south of Paradise Point SW

May 29, 2024

Everything seemed fine but I thought it was weird there were no birds

Brian / Michaela Donato

Mile 52

Agate Beach, Garrison Lake, south of Paradise Point SW

May 7, 2024

There was a lot of small wood debris.

Brian Donato

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 52

Agate Beach, Garrison Lake, south of Paradise Point SW

May 7, 2024

There was a lot of small wood debris.

Brian Donato

Mile 52

Agate Beach, Garrison Lake, south of Paradise Point SW

March 26, 2024

Velella velella in the wrackline.

Crystal Roy

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 52

Agate Beach, Garrison Lake, south of Paradise Point SW

October 8, 2023

Most notable observations were the large amount of wrack debris, including fresh kelp, small woody debris, and remnants of dead gorse plants scattered along waveslope.

Alison Cebula

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 52

Agate Beach, Garrison Lake, south of Paradise Point SW

September 9, 2023

Hazy conditions due to smoke from wildfires in wilderness areas east of Port Orford. Juvenile snowy plover and common murre chick offshore indicate successful nesting. Bleached barnacles on rocks may indicate disease or exposure to extreme temperatures. New home construction noted at southeast end of beach.

Alison Cebula

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 52

Agate Beach, Garrison Lake, south of Paradise Point SW

August 27, 2023

FinsUp