“Dunes and Dune Crossovers”
The South 9th Street dune crossover has now been repaired and can be added to the list of usable access points for that section of the beach that has been open to the public: North 4th Street south to South 9th Street.
Where dune crossovers have been closed due to damage that makes usage unsafe, it is important NOT to attempt to cross over the dunes! These areas of the beach are still closed. Walking across the dunes destroys vegetation, which are vital to the stabilization of the dunes.
Without the plants, wind blows the sand away. Our primary frontal dune is the City’s first line of defense against storm surge, and it can take years for plants to regrow.
City Ordinance 89-19 makes it unlawful for any person to destroy, harm, cut, harvest, remove or cause the destruction of plant life on the dunes. A violation could cost you up to sixty (60) days in County jail or a fine of up to $500 or both!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Chief Doughney at (386) 517-2024.