Yesterday was forecast to be a scorcher so we decided to take an early morning walk on Coast Guard Beach. It was gorgeous, and still somewhat cool. We were surprised at the number of people already on the beach, either to take a walk or just relax. (Click on blog link to see other photos.)
However, when we started to walk to the beach, the path was fenced off with a sign that said “Beach Access” with an arrow pointing to the left. There as a new access path to get to the beach. If you are driving up to the parking lot, it is on the left before you get to the tram stop or bike crossing.
The 2nd photograph shows where the former trail met the beach. The dunes keep washing away in the high tides and storms, making it difficult getting to the beach. In the 3rd photograph, you can see where the former trail led to the beach (person in photo) as we walked back from Nauset Spit. The water goes all way up to the dunes at high tide, making the beach toward Nauset Spit inaccessible at high tide.
It’s a little bit longer walk from the parking lot, but so much better to get to the beach. The path to the beach is flat, making it much easier for disabled persons to use the beach and the blue-web mat with their fat-tired wheelchairs. People are now sitting on the part of Coast Guard Beach that leads to Nauset Light Beach. It is a great remedy for a sad situation. But who knows what Mother Nature has in store for Coast Guard Beach in the coming months!