California enjoys some of the best weather in the country and yesterday was a magnificent day for the beach.
I decided to take a day off and have a break from Real Estate. A friend and I drove out to Malibu and chose Broad Beach as our destination. When we arrived it was high tide. We were shocked by what we saw. The beach was gone - literally. The water had risen so much that the beach houses were being sucked back into the ocean. It's a disastrous case of sand erosion.
Desperate homeowners have placed walls of sandbags on the borders of their properties in an attempt to hold-off the forces of nature. There are "Emergency Coastal Development Permits" on several of the homes allowing for the placement of temporary sandbags to protect existing development on the seaward side of the properties.
What I can't figure out is what long-term practical solution could be employed to remedy this situation - I don't think there is one.