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! […]

Alert, Alert! Vanishing Beaches 2017

gilgo sand erosion

Our beaches are in tough shape, most of the sand placed from the Sandy Dune Project has vanished. In fact, there is less beach than before Sandy hit the area. I took all of these pictures at Low Tide with a calm ocean and onshore wind on June 18th, 2017. At High Tide, the ocean […]

Preserve and Protect

Preserve and Protect our Coastal Heritage, Wildlife, and Wetlands. That is Save the Beaches mission statement. Since 1983, Save the Beaches has been involved in a variety of activities and projects including beach grass and local flora plantings, the construction of local fauna platforms (osprey nesting platforms, bat houses, swallow nesting boxes), coastal clean-ups, and […]