Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Photo of the Day: Nauset Light Beach Stairs - Gone!

I stopped by Nauset Light Beach this afternoon to check on the stairs to the beach. I had heard a rumor that the stairs had suffered during this past weekend's storm. Well, the rumor was correct. What I could see of the stairs were the top platforms, with yellow Caution tape preventing folks from getting too close, and a remnant at the bottom (see photo).

The ocean beaches take the full force of the ocean every day and have for millions of years. The bluffs will move back about 3 ft a year on average. Some years nothing, some years 15 ft. This year has been tough. I'm not particularly worried about the beaches, but the stairs are a problem. The Seashore will need to fix them before the summer crowds arrive.

Nauset Light Beach, Eastham

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