There is quite a bit of sand at Nauset Beach that has washed in or gotten blown in over the winter. You can see how the middle hand railing in the first photograph, looking out toward the water, is pretty much covered by sand. (Click on blog link for other photo.)
In the 2nd photograph which is looking back toward the parking lot from the water, you can see how deep the sand is. Wow!
The sign is up for the new entrance to Nauset Beach. This entrance will have a new 218-car parking lot which will be linked to the old parking lot. (Click on blog link for other photo.)
You can see the new shack to collect fees at the entrance with a larger building behind it that will be used for offices.
The “iconic” old entrance will be the new exit to better the flow of traffic. We hadn’t been down there for a few weeks, so were quite surprised at all of the work that has been completed! Wow!
Yesterday morning when we woke up, we could hear the roaring of the ocean waves from our home on the bay side in Eastham. I had never heard it so loud! (Click on blog link for other photos.)
I just had to take a drive down to Nauset Beach to see what was making all of that noise. What a treat!
Nauset Beach was cranking! The waves were big and plentiful and just gorgeous to watch.
I loved how the whimsical clouds in the sky mimicked this beach fence at Nauset Beach…
It was a beautiful day for a peaceful walk on Nauset Beach. There was no one around. I was the only one on the beach… what a treat! (Click on blog link for other photo.)
I loved the clouds in the 2nd photograph. They almost look like waves in the distance. It doesn’t get much better…
Yesterday I took a ride to Nauset Beach and was so surprised to see all of the erosion and destruction from the Nor’easter last weekend. It was incredible! It almost looked like the ocean went right over the dunes into the parking lot. (Click on blog link for a series of other photos.)
The first photograph is of the bench right in the parking lot covered with sand. The 2nd photo is of the beach fence installed to stop dune erosion a couple of years ago. The 3rd photo is of the newer sand fence installed on the dune last fall. You can see the old fence almost buried right next to it on the left.
As I walked onto the beach I could see the bath houses which are almost covered in sand up to the roof. They now look precariously close to the beach. There’s not much of a dune left there.
The last photograph shows the first walkway up to the beach from the parking lot. You can see the handrails are covered in sand. In the top part of the photo you can see all of the sand that has washed over the dune and down toward the parking lot.
It is quite unbelievable at Nauset Beach. Mother Nature sure has her own ideas. It will be interesting to see what the rest of the winter brings…