- Motor vehicle travel is prohibited between the beach ramp at Gearhart (46° 01.8570', Mile 326), southerly to the Clatsop County-Tillamook County line (45° 46.9902', Mile 306), except as follows: Operation or parking of motor vehicles used for and engaged in towing dory boat trailers or essential dory boat launchings from Sunset Drive (45° 53.2830', Mile 313) in Cannon Beach southerly to Warren Way (45° 52.3566', Mile 312) with access from Warren Way only.
Lots of tide pooling activity because of the -1.9 tide. Three or four black oystercatcher pairs in this area and Ecola Point, one pair likely nesting, another pair appear to be considering a nesting site. No BLOY nests in historical nesting locations. read more
Quiet day on the beach, minimal visitors.read more
A resident was walking from Chapman Point toward the river when two dogs, a husky and a black lab, ran up to her, barking and chasing her. The dogs had leashes trailing on the ground, but no owner attached to them. The black lab jumped on her, nipping at her...read more
Beautiful day to hike in to Crescent Beach. Saw gulls chasing an adult eagle by Chapman Point, a pair of hawks gliding overhead for over an hour and a half, and six black oystercatchers foraging on a rock at the end of Crescent Beach. Tide was fairly high, so there were...read more
Quite a few people enjoying a Sunday morning walk on the beach at low tide, able to walk to Crescent Beach via the sand bridge by the first Bird Rock. Significant amount of mussel harvesting on the first Bird Rock at Chapman Point, big bags of mussels carried away. A...read more
A tourist attempted to climb the west end of the first Bird Rock at Chapman Point for a photo opportunity, flushing two black oystercatcher parents from their nest and away from their chicks.read more
Hiked in and out to Crescent Beach. Tide pools look healthy and abundant. Live mussels were dropped at regular intervals along the trail from Crescent Beach to Ecola Road, left to die and decay. Quite a few of them were crushed or stomped on. read more
Most of the people on Crescent Beach hiked over before low tide. The sand bridge by Chapman Point was knee deep at low tide, so a few people crossed to Crescent Beach during that interval.read more
All dogs off leash.read more
Hauled a couple wood pallets to the bottom of the northern set of stairs to combine with large trash others have hauled there previously.read more
A rare rainy, windy winter day with no activity on the beach. Unsuccessfully attempted to clean up wet sand microplastics with a strainer, but the strainer grid was too small. It is difficult to clean wet sand.read more
Quiet on Crescent Beach today, no one else there but me. Picked up trash - 34 bottle caps, 19 tube ends, 6 plastic ?, 1 plastic bottle, and 1 intact light bulb.read more
Quiet day, picked up lots of trash on Crescent Beach. Lots of microplastic.read more
On this visit to Crescent Beach, I concentrated on the north section of beach directly beneath Ecola State Park parking lot.
There were seven (7) people on the beach when I and my party of three arrived (total 10). Then, three women with a dog walked along the shore playing with...read more
Crescent Beach, below Ecola State Park and just north of Chapman Point/North Chapman Beach, is pristine, secluded and difficult to access. There were a total of five people on the beach - two unrelated couples and me. It was sunny and there was a moderate, chilly breeze. Most notable observations were a manmade...read more
Original report was saved and published before I added all the images (I'm new to this system, so please forgive). This Dispatch is simply to add all the images I have for this report.read more
As this was my first visit to my mile, I wanted to get baseline images so that on subsequent visits, I will be able to note any changes in the topography, and any other issues that a CoastWatcher looks for. The tide was starting to rise nearing the end of...read more
It was a nice, clear sunny day. Numerous amount of people walking along the beach with families and pets. Tide was very low today, not many sea stars can be seen in the tidepools. Driftline had quite a bit of mole crab casings, feathers and kelp. Not much man made...read more
Crisp morning. 3 people, 1 loose dog. 4 dead birds. The pool between Chapman Point and Crescent Beach is almost filled in with sand and easily passable.
Perfect day for a Marine Debris Survey
summer-like weather between storms, beginning of transect line looking south read more