Friday, December 28, 2007

Bethany Beach, DE

Bethany Beach has been restored!

Back in 1962 there was a terrible nor'easter that changed Bethany forever. The beach was lost and erosion set in. Over the years it has been a loosing battle to keep the erosion at bay. This year the Army Core of Engineers has stepped in and WOW! I can't believe the beach! It is so wide now- just like it was pre-1962 (yes, I remember!).

The new beach is 150' wide plus a 25' barrier dune. The erosion was so bad, that at high tide, the waves often went right up to and under the boardwalk- look at it now!!

There used to be jetties- I think they are all covered up now- not sure- I didn't see them.

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