the Farmer’s Market

Check out the new Farmers Market in the Oak Beach Parking lot this Saturday!

Local venders offering quality organic and home grown produce and things.

Stop on by Saturday June 30th!

Beach Erosion – Gilgo Beach – Coast Guard – 5/7/18

Walked Gilgo Beach from the center Path to Coast Guard Station late morning during the mid  tide.The slide below shows a picture of the West and then the walk East to Coast Guard Station.

Most of the dunes have eroded to within a foot or so of their peaks.
The majority of storm fencing and posts are gone or damaged.
The high water line comes within a couple of feet of the dunes in many locations.
There is not a lot of beach!

Mike from CA in front a half a dune on the east side of Gilgo before Coast Guard Station.

100 feet West of Coast Guard Station, erosion has gone past the peak height of the dune, it is eating up the dune to Ocean Parkway.
Look at the high tide marking in the sand, the ocean is reaching the dune line regularly on high tides.

Check Captain Rick and Gabby in front the dune danger zone, dune lost 10 feet plus in height.
Look at the dark sand area line on the beach, it is where the dune used to exist!
Top of the Dune Danger Zone, no flat top here.
This is the Top of the dunes 150′ West at the Path. Gives you an idea of the amount of destruction.

The South Shore Babylon Barrier Beaches need sand, call your Congressman today.

July 9th AM HT @ Gilgo

Hight Tide at Babylon Town Gilgo Beach on July 9th.

Walked the beach on the incoming am tide which was 8:10am.
Ocean calm with light off shore wind and a little 2′ wave.

Edge of the Coast Guard Station looking west.

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 mile stretch.

East end of Gilgo Beach looking west, only place to sit is at the bottom of the dunes
Fence on the west side of Coast Guard 7/9

Lost a couple more posts on the west side dune of Coast Guard.

The South Shore Barrier Beaches at Gilgo need sand, call your Congressman today.

East side of Gilgo Town Beach looking west, not may places to sit.

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 later!

The wind was on shore at less than 15 mph with the ocean a little bumpy, maybe a little 2′-3′ wave rolling in. Just image what a storm surge would do…

The route is as follows; crossed over the parkway at the east end of Cottage Walk, then walked east to the Coast Guard Station, then turned around and headed back west back to main Gilgo Beach entrance.

Could not get to the Coast Guard station today as too much water.  I watched the ocean eating out the dunes in more than one spot, the situation is precarious.

The South Shore Barrier Beaches need sand, call your Congressman today.

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, see the double bulkhead, a new one had been placed in front of the original, a lot of years passed for this picture to be taken.

Check out the original bulkhead that has popped out of the sand.
W of CG, the fence is caving here, it is gone on many of the dunes
Ocean water edge, Rebar from the old Coast Guard smashed and exposed. Look at the dunes in the background with their walls caving in from high tide wave action.

This area has suffered much more erosion that before the Super Storm Sandy event. This is a dangerous sign of how weak our beaches are to stand up to a hurricane this fall.

Click here for a Video of the Coast Guard Station on 7/6/17

Please Contact your government officials, here is the current list,
Urge them to fund a Beach Replenishment Project this Fall.