When we drove to our favorite parking spot, there were signs stating, no parking, all along the street and what was left of the entrance was fenced off with signs stating "Beach closed" until further notice. Use other entrance 1/4 mile away.
This is the beach in 2003 at that entrance. Now completely obliterated by the 4 hurricanes in 2004.
The entrance in 2007
the beach that ook the place of the first photo in 2007. Dreged and put back by our tax dollars and barges. Once again it is gone, and no way to walk to Beer Can Island, my favorite place for photogrpahy, now it can only be reached by boat.
The cause of the erosion? not a storm but once again Mankind Strikes. they decided to build a pier to keep the beach in Coquina from eroding, they dredged out the pass and the the gulf started moving sand to the Coquina Beach side and AWAY from the Whitney Beach side. Now they want to spend more tax dollars replaceing what moved because they did not leave God's work alone.
1/4 mile East of the beach that used to be, we found this one. We used to be able to walk several miles, now the beach here stops at the house that is about to fall into the gulf, the one in the header photo.
Over the next few post, I will show you some of the pretty things we saw on this beach and accross the bridge on Coquina Beach side of the pass. The pass runs between the two beaches.
See post below, I did two today because I was Tagged