Mile 107 Report

June 8, 2007
by sunsmith

Bullards Beach, Cut Creek, Chrome Lake, Round Lake
Friday 11:00 AM
53° F
Strong from the N
Tide Level:
0.9 ft
Humans / Pets:
2 People in Jeep vehicle
Apparent Violations:
Much wood cutting again had taken place.
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Today only sea gulls were around.... and one turkey buzzard who was real interested in my presence on the beach!
Dead Birds:
Sea Gull/just south of Cut Creek
Fish & Invertebrates:
Kelp or Algae·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Land-based debris (picnics, etc.)·Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)·Plastic pellets·Shells·Small rocks·Styrofoam·Wood pieces
Lots of sand dollars noted...... lots!
New Development:
Natural Changes:
Erosion of vegetated foredune
No.... most notable erosion is around Cut Creek on the north side where the old wrecked vessel is located.
Shells, animal casings, kelp/algae, small rocks, wood pieces, plastic pellets, land-based debris, ocean-based debris, styrofoam and a large number of sand dollars in the driftline. Gulls on the beach. One Turkey Buzzard flying overhead. Cut Creek's new path to the ocean was most surprising. It has taken a course much further south than previously. Today the old car frame was totally visable along with other rusted out pieces of the vehicle. The timbers of the wrecked vessel at Cut Creek were more obvious than ever. The entire mile seemed like an area I had never been to before. I was amazed with the changes. No longer an immense stretch of fairly flat beach, but rather a rambling of hills and valleys with sandbars and mini rivers everywhere. The two small drainages that I usually cross along the way were backed up with washed up sand forming small ponds. Debris was everywhere, more than I had ever seen at this location. Other than a sea gull munching on a sea star, it was pretty quiet out there today. Low human impact (2)-2 driving in allowed area. Wood removal is a matter of concern.
Other Mile 107 Reports (12)


September 9, 2013 - wbailey
Nothing unusual. Typical build-up of dunes in some locations from strong northerly winds. Noticeable accumulation of processed wood chips in several localized areas possibly dumped from a passing...


June 18, 2012 - wbailey
Calm, pleasant day with light winds. No human activity other than tire tracks from vehicles entering from Whiskey Run beach access. No bird or marine mammal carcasses observed. A small landslide...
  • landslide in cliff along Bandon Dunes golf course
  • unusual orange and green Styrofoam chunks.
January 3, 2012 - wbailey
Not much to report. Two vehicles drove by (heading north) apparently coming from Cut Creek. No humans or dogs were observed on the beach. Two dead Common Murres were observed towards the southern...


July 25, 2011 - wbailey
Nothing unusual observed. Light amount of natural debris in the driftline. Normal numbers of seabirds visible (both shorebirds and gulls). Tire tracks (likely from Whiskey Run access) were visible...
February 9, 2011 - wbailey
A beautiful, calm winter day. Very little debris deposited along the high tide driftline below the cliffs. Normal amount of trees, driftwood, and man-made debris was present. Very little if any...


July 7, 2010 - wbailey
A fairly dense marine layer blew in during my walk. This made visibility somewhat difficult. No human activity was observed other than a small truck driving north. No dead animals or invertebrates...
February 22, 2010 - wbailey
A beautiful, clear day. No dead birds or marine animals/invertebrates observed. Minimal debris or seaweed in driftline or on the beach. Nothing really noteworthy other than a Jeep speeding on the...


December 2, 2009 - wbailey
Nothing noteworthy to report. An easy and enjoyable walk on a spectacularly beautiful day. No dead fish, invertebrates, birds or marine mammals. Very little plastic or other debris present in the...
July 13, 2009 - wbailey
The large amount of Dungeness crab bodies and parts was noteworthy. Very little plastic and other debris was observed. In several areas, large numbers of worm tubes, six large jellyfish and 5...
  • This bird is probably an immature Western Gull.


August 15, 2007 - sunsmith
Nice day on the beach. Fog came in around noon, but soon blew out. Debris on the beach is too great to attempt to carry out. Cut Creek is now taking a more northwesterly flow to the ocean. Old...
  • This bird is probably a Common Murre.
March 3, 2007 - sunsmith
Another interesting day on the beach! Shells, animal casings, kelp, small rocks, wood, plastic, styrofoam, wood pallet and land- and ocean-based debris in driftline. Foraging shorebirds moving in...
  • Evidence of wood cutting began at the south end of my mile.
  • Had watched this fella dig out the sand away from the log.
  • shot from waterline
  • shot from north backside
  • The real concern ended up being the little girl who kept running down to water, the father totally oblivious it.
  • This was new to me........
  • Had never seen this before.  Another old tire is further up the creek and a large peice of rusted metal body also.
  • Will have to research this.  Unknown beached or wrecked vessel skeleton embedded in foredune.
  • Another look.
  • Obviously a motorcycle has illegally been on the beach.
  • The Cut Creek immediate area seems to take quite a beating.
  • This usually large diameter tie line dwarfed my hiking stick.
  • Several small slides were spotted & brought to the attention of Dunes management.
  • Closer shot of  some slippage.
  • This was the blue Chevy Van that was speeding on the beach, disturbing feeding seabirds, and endangering lives.  The license was RUZ 031 if anyone sees it out there again!


December 30, 2006 - sunsmith
Shorebirds foraging in surfline. 3 dead Western Grebe, 1 dead large squid. Wood pieces in driftline. Foredune north of Cut Creek washed away. Bunches of rope, broken crab pots and bait containers...