Erosion at Delray Beach – A Panorama

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We spent the whole day yesterday at the beach in Delray Beach, Florida. It’s one of my favorite beaches in the area due to its massive size, soft sand, gentle waves and ready access to the town of Delray Beach. We arrived a little bit later than we had originally planned as we easier waited out a storm that had arrived in the early morning hours.  When we arrived at the beach, it was evident a storm had rolled through earlier as garbage cans were turned over, the beach loungers were half buried in sand and part of the beach had been swept out to the ocean.  It was the most erosion I had seen at a beach with the storm having swept away around 20 to 30 feet of the beach leaving ledges of anywhere from two to four feet as far as the eye could see in either direction. While it made for more an even deeper beach, shallow waters to play in and newly formed tidal pools, it was a not-so-gentle reminder of the power of the sea.

View of the beach looking south. The ledge created by the erosion on this part of the beach measured about two and a half feet deep.

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Author: Tom W.

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