• Not Good – High Tide Dune Lapping at Gilgo Beach

    Babylon Barrier Beach erosion is reaching a critical point. Started walking and documenting the condition of the south shore beach in the Gilgo Beach area on June 18th. This post documents the same walk as low tide on June 18th. These photo’s taken during the afternoon high tide on June 20th, 2017, just 2 days […]

  • A Look Back – Coast Guard Station Post Sandy

    Found pictures of the Gilgo Beach area and the Coast Guard Station after Hurricane Sandy passed. That is the Garbage Cove, Great South Bay in the background of slide 3, dunes gone, Ocean Parkway buckled. There looks to be more or the same amount of beach after Sandy than there is at the beach now! […]

  • Poison Ivy Explosion on the Barrier Beaches

    With the warm winter we just had, besides the tick alert, be very mindful of where you are walking on all of the Fire Island Beaches. Poison Ivy is popping up everywhere. Here is a link to more information about poison ivy All of the plant will give you a rash, not just the leaves, the […]

  • Coast Guard Station Exposed Now in 2017

    The old Coast Guard station located on the east side of Gilgo Beach Town Park and the entrance to Gilgo State Park is exposed more than it has been in the 20 years I have been coming here. Here is a link to more information about the Gilgo Coast Guard Station. In the photo below, […]

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    Alert, Alert! Vanishing Beaches 2017

    Our beaches are in tough shape, most of the sand placed from the Sandy Dune Rebuild Project has vanished. In fact, there are many points on the beach between  Gilgo Beach Babylon Town Park and Cedar Beach where there is less sand on the beach than before Sandy devastated the area. I took all of […]

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Dredging at Coast Guard Station

July 9th AM HT @ Gilgo

Walked the beach on the incoming am tide which was 8:10am. Ocean calm with light off shore wind and a little 2′ wave. Looks like a little more sand came back, but can still see the high tide erosion on many of the dunes between the public Gilgo Beach and Hemlock Cove, about a 3 […]

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Beach Update 6/26 – Looks can be Deceiving

Walked today at low tide, looks like some sand came back, but not enough to add to the high tide beach, but look better than the 6/17 low tide pictures. Better later than never, think this is the first plus sign of sand to occur this year. Even with the positive development, more erosion to […]

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A Look Back – Coast Guard Station Post Sandy

Found pictures of the Gilgo Beach area and the Coast Guard Station after Hurricane Sandy passed. That is the Garbage Cove, Great South Bay in the background of slide 3, dunes gone, Ocean Parkway buckled. There looks to be more or the same amount of beach after Sandy than there is at the beach now! […]

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Poison Ivy Explosion on the Barrier Beaches

With the warm winter we just had, besides the tick alert, be very mindful of where you are walking on all of the Fire Island Beaches. Poison Ivy is popping up everywhere. Here is a link to more information about poison ivy All of the plant will give you a rash, not just the leaves, the […]

Learn More

Coast Guard Station Exposed Now in 2017

The old Coast Guard station located on the east side of Gilgo Beach Town Park and the entrance to Gilgo State Park is exposed more than it has been in the 20 years I have been coming here. Here is a link to more information about the Gilgo Coast Guard Station. In the photo below, […]

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