Sunday, October 13, 2013
China Beach is another southwest facing beach, but it doesn't look at all like French Beach. This one is sandier and flatter and lacks that coarse-gravel beach face. I wonder whether this reflects a difference in the wave regime or in the availability of certain sediment sizes, or whether it's something more complicated related to its context within a larger reach of coastline?
It's not as if the coarse sediment isn't here somewhere. There's a field of small boulders at the south end, near the stream mouth, and perhaps related to it. And some of the smaller boulders had been pushed up into a distinct storm berm at the landward edge of the beach. Elsewhere, a similar storm berm, but made of gravel, could be seen pushing up against the forest.
Google Maps: AERIAL VIEW
I had this beach to myself last Saturday morning, but I didn't stay long as I had a lot more ground to cover.
Posted by Gravel Beach at Sunday, October 13, 2013