Mile 46

Rocky Point, Retz Creek, north of Coal Point
Curry County

Latitude: 42.708929995602
Longitude: -124.461499987190
Vehicles:
  • Motor vehicles are prohibited from Rocky Point (42° 43.3812', Mile 47) southerly to the north end of Arizona Beach (42° 37.1754', Mile 41).

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Mile 46 Reports (22)

2016

August 11, 2016 - Redfish Rocks Community Team

Just another great day on the beach with good people. We were the only people on the beach. The sand scouring that has occurred in the area next to the access trail all the way down to Rocky Point is quite impressive! read more

May 12, 2016 - Redfish Rocks Community Team

It was a very normal day down on the beach. The only thing different was the presence of 6 or so dead Pacific Rock Crab (at least that's what we think they are). We left one tire on the beach as it was just too far down the beach for...read more

  • Pacific Rock Crab
  • Pacific Rock Crab, Oregon Shores
  • Plastic Jug
  • Gray Day, Curry County, Rocky Point, Betz Creek, north of Coal Point

2015

November 12, 2015 - Redfish Rocks Community Team

It was a beautiful day on the beach! As usual, we coordinated our NOAA Marine Debris Monitoring survey with our CoastWatch survey. We counted 203 pieces of foam. The sand is moving in. The beach is covered in about 6' more sand that at its most scoured point earlier this...read more

  • Found about 200 yards south of Retz Creek. Looks to be some type of Salp.
  • 203 pieces of foam and few other plastic items.
  • Beautiful Day, Curry County, Rocky Point, Betz Creek, north of Coal Point
July 10, 2015 - Redfish Rocks Community Team
A few dead animals and many live ones! 2 dead gumboots, 1 dead dolphin, 1 dead harbor seal. We have also pulled 3 tires from the beach over the past 2 months. Geez the ocean can be a harsh place to live! Thanks to everyone who joined.read more
  • Tire
  • Dolphin
  • Harbor Seal
May 14, 2015 - Redfish Rocks Community Team
Overall, it was a great day on the beach. The sand is coming back in and beginning to cover the bedrock that it was scoured down to over late summer, fall and the winter months. Algae is also starting to cover the rocks in the rocky intertidal zones!read more
  • Dead Seal from April 10th, 2015
  • Dead Eel or a fish that is very similar in look and style.
  • The Crew for the day.
February 13, 2015 - Redfish Rocks Community Team
It is AMAZING the amount of sand that has been removed (naturally) by scouring. Take a look at our photos. The rock that Janet cannot reach the top of used to be almost completely covered up top with only 1 foot or so exposed. The scouring has been taking place...read more
  • Scoured Beach!  Usually the sandiest part of our walk!
  • Dead Gumboot, only about 6 inches long.
  • MANY, MANY small Turban Snails on all the newly exposed rocks.  Is Scouring a good thing for Snails?
  • A lot of sand has been scoured!

2014

February 10, 2014 - Redfish Rocks Community Team
This trip to the beach proved to be very interesting. The rocky intertidal zone has become completely exposed again as the sand has washed away. The rocks uncovered are completely devoid of all barnacles that once used cover them. A strange and complete disappearance.We also noticed many more small plastic...read more
  • Rocks with the remains of where the barnacles used to be attached
  • We found this crab on the beach.  It appeared that is could be molting. That or it has a very strange and large growth on its abdominal.

2013

August 14, 2013 - Redfish Rocks Community Team
How the beach does change! Since our last visit the sand has moved in and covered/filled in most of the tide pooling areas and our rocky boulder beach areas are now 75% covered! Tons and Tons of sand. We noticed lots of biological matter on the beach. In the areas...read more
  • Kelp Algae Piled High!
  • Janet holding a piece of construction material that looks to have Asian style construction.
  • Another piece.  All the wood was piled together.
  • Where there once used to be large boulders and rocks, is now mostly sand...
  • Mammal of some sort.  Turkey Vultures had been picking at it for a while. Photo taken on 8/6/13.
  • Photo Taken on 8/9/13.  Salmon Shark perhaps? About 3' long.
  • Photo taken on 8/9/13. About 3' long.
  • Taken on 8/9/13.  Shark is about 3' long.
June 12, 2013 - Redfish Rocks Community Team
Dead Gumboots were interesting, why so many? The specimen of squid we found was really interesting too! Not sure why the person clamming was so dodgy, but at least they got dinner for the night! Great day on Mile 46!read more
April 8, 2013 - Redfish Rocks Community Team
Good Day out on the Beach. We found a couple of 4"x4" 10' long pieces of lumber. When we returned to town, we also heard that there was many more scattered along mile another CoastWatch Mile north of ours, around the Battle Rock area (mile 49?).Upon investigation we found 2...read more
  • With Goose Barnacles
March 11, 2013 - Redfish Rocks Community Team
Nice warm day out at Rocky Point/Retz Creek! We were greeted by a couple of Killdeer who were present, active, a little skittish, and fun to observe! On our way down the beach, one of our volunteers, Janet London, found a stranded "dock" looking structure. Hard to say what it...read more
  • 15'x 5'x 12".
  • "Barnacles" and "Mussel"
February 11, 2013 - Redfish Rocks Community Team
Nice warm day out at Rocky Point/Retz Creek! We were greeted by a couple of Killdeer who were present, active, a little skittish, and fun to observe! On our way down the beach, one of our volunteers, Janet London, found a stranded "dock" looking structure. Hard to say what it...read more
  • 15' x 5' x 12".  Found just north of Retz Creek.
  • "Barnacles" with "Mussel"
January 14, 2013 - Redfish Rocks Community Team
It was another beautiful day down on Mile 46! Once again we completed our CoastWatch survey in conjunction with our Marine Debris Monitoring project. Stand-up paddle boarding was the order of the day, as the three boarders were out riding waves from the time we arrived and were still doing...read more
  • We found three tires on the beach!  All are now removed.  In this photo we are cutting the tire to help remove all the sand and make it manageable for removal from the beach.
  • Found this dead octopus on the beach.
  • Laurie Prouty and Janet London, helping to keep our mile clean!  You go girls!

2012

November 12, 2012 - Redfish Rocks Community Team
Monday, November 12, 2012 was a nice fall weather day. Good wind, but not too much, 51 degrees and overcast. A good warm up beach walk in preparation for the winter to come!Not much observed this day. Beaches were pretty clean from organic debris in comparison to the month before...read more
October 10, 2012 - Redfish Rocks Community Team
Monday, Oct. 10 was a beautiful day for a walk on the beach! The tide was to high for any good tide pooling activities, but we observed many new things!One thing we were able to observe was the construction happening on Hwy. 101 (onto of the bluff). As it had...read more
July 12, 2012 - Redfish Rocks Community Team
Dave Lacey and Pete Stauffer completed this mile, and said there was hardly any trash on the walk. There was nothing to note of special importance, but both suggested updating the CoastWatch forms, and I agree as well.Another suggestion for our mile was to begin GPS marking the erosion spots...read more
May 15, 2012 - Redfish Rocks Community Team
All in all, it was a lovely day! A gorgeous, sunny day on the coast and we did a beach cleanup that day as well. Mr. Betz's 8th grade class was along for the day to make special tide pool observations, and then help the Community Team with a beach...read more
  • A beautiful sunflower star in the tide pools.
  • These are Driftwood Elementary kids that spearheaded a Marine Debris Monitoring Survey!
  • This appears to be fairly new, following big storms this spring.
April 16, 2012 - Redfish Rocks Community Team
This observation was NOT made at mile 46. It was a few miles up the road in the town of Port Orford at Dock Beach, the beach is directly next to the Port of Port Orford. I believe that it is on Mile 49. Found 100yd East of the DockWe...read more
  • Washed up Whale.  Species is undetermined.
  • Whale 2
  • Whale 3
  • Whale 4
  • Whale 5
  • Whale 6
March 4, 2012 - Redfish Rocks Community Team
TBDread more
February 5, 2012 - Redfish Rocks Community Team
It was a beautiful day, near dusk, low tide, few people, no garbage.read more

2011

December 11, 2011 - Redfish Rocks Community Team
It was a beautiful day for a stroll on our lovely Mile 46, overlooking the Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve. It was cool outside, however the sun was shining brightly, keeping us warm.Lacking much debris, this beach had one large block of styrofoam (from a dock, perhaps) and a few small...read more
September 17, 2011 - Redfish Rocks Community Team
Beautiful day with the Sole Pursuits group talking about Fishtracker and the Redfish Rocks Community Team. Nice weather for walking and talking. A bunch of Kelp and seaweed had washed in from large storm surf early in the month. There was all kinds of critters still living in the washed...read more
  • Tom giving his Fishtracker presentation