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Sand Fence Washed Out By Storms
Sand Fence Washed Out By Storms
We had installed this sand fence to help restore dunes after the 1996-7 beach nourishment. This photo was taken in March, 2001, after most of the sand had been washed away. The eroded cliff at the left edge of the photograph is almost three feet high.
Gulls Feeding In Storm Waves
Gulls Feeding In Storm Waves
Large waves wash up on the beach when there are northeast to southeast winds. Here some gulls are feeding in the seaweeds that have washed in with the storm waves.
Erosion Downdrift Of A Groin
Erosion Downdrift Of A Groin
This April 2002 photograph shows how quickly the beach erodes on the south side of the groin. Note how much lower the beach is on the far side of the stone groin and that the cliff (berm) is also closer to the road.
Fishing From The Big Bridge Jetties
Fishing From The Big Bridge Jetties
From spring to fall, fishing is a popular activity on this beach.
 
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