Thursday, September 05, 2013

Pritchard Beach

Compared to the very recent pocket beaches in the previous post, this is an older beach trapped in a natural north-facing cove.  I have no idea if the sand was brought in at some point, or has been replenished, or whether this beach just happened by itself.

Google Maps:  AERIAL VIEW

On these small curved sites, I'm always intrigued by the mismatch between the shape of the built shoreline (in this case, the curved concrete steps) and the natural shape of the swash-aligned pocket beach. Sometimes there's no choice. Sometimes, I think planners sort of thought that if they built the wall in a particular orientation, the beach would naturally do the same thing (no one asked the waves). And sometimes, I just see it as an opportunity to enlarge the beach in the future.

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