Rip-rap boulders at the top of a sandy beach

Just a few shots of the rip-rap boulders that help to minimise the sand blowing in from the beach and blocking the adjacent road at Garrettstown Strand. This is obviously not entirely effective as road signs warn drivers to beware possible drifts of sand. This is the first time that I have seen rip-rap boulders cemented together. I imagine that this is for health and safety reasons, since many of the visitors to this popular beach must clamber over the boulders to get to the sandy shore. Stability of the structure, and measures to avoid slippage of small objects (including small feet) into the cavities between the rocks would be essential. The rip-rap more or less connects at the north and south ends with the wooden revetments, some very old, that are shown in the previous post.

Rip-rap boulders at the top of a sandy beach

Rip-rap boulders at the top of a sandy beach

Rip-rap boulders at the top of a sandy beach

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