Tuesday, March 20, 2018


The low bluff along this stretch of Half Moon Bay's coastline is gradually retreating - as bluffs do. As it does, it leaves this armored stretch of beach standing proud. The road and the houses remain, for the time being, but most the beach is gone - and tough to get to without walking around.

The photos provide a pretty good idea of what the original shoreline looked like and where it wants to go. Mirada Road will get awfully expensive to maintain over time. I suspect the cost is spread broadly, whereas the benefit is disproportionately small - at least that's the way it works on most developed shorelines.  

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