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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Kingscliff Do We Have a Problem or Not?

Living on the North Coast for my long periods of my life I have seen beaches become very eroded and just as mysteriously the sand reappears very quickly. Planet Earth is both dynamic and seasonal and the Kingscliff beach erosion issue is both a serious event and very normal.

A couple of Kingscliff icons have been threatened by the erosion over the last year, namely, Cudgen-Kingscliff Surf Lifesaving Club( main building at front) and the Caravan Park in the distance.

Out of adversity comes strength, or so they say!
I did note in the local newspaper rag, the Tweed Shire Echo, that local shops report a sell-out of drinks, ice-creams and sundry Summer fare due to 'erosion tourism'; 'ambulance chasing' in old parlance.
As you can see by my last shot that things aren't all bad; I liked how this group of diehard Aussie's were using the newly built groin/rock wall and sheltering under the fast disappearing Pandanus Palms.

This is a Signs, Signs post. Click here for Lesley's meme.


  1. It seems to be a problem all over the world these days!

  2. Seems like measures have been taken to protect as best they can. Hopefully the sand will reappear one season soon.

  3. And I guess all these tourists flocking to see the ending of the beach are only hastening its end?

  4. Sad, isn't it? Unfortunately we shall see lots of these issues come up more and more in our lifetimes...

  5. "There is in fact more earth than sea?" Sad and I hope the sand returns but would like a chance to explore the beach even as it is ;-)

    Chrissy at Manchester: a photo a day at Mancunian Wave


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