Changing Beach

Changing Beach (HM23XX)

Location: Eastham, MA 02642 Barnstable County
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N 41° 50.604', W 69° 56.817'

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The barren sandspit to your right was once the site of the Coast Guard Beach bathhouse and its asphalt parking area. Today they are gone, erased by the forces of the sea.
In February 1978, the same winter storm that brought a famous blizzard to Boston caused unusually high tides and waves here. Gradually the water level rose until all you could see were the tops of the dunes. In just 48 hours, the ebb and flow of the tides carried away the buildings, parking lot, and dunes.
We are reminded that the ocean landscapes are transitory. Under the influence of water and wind, the sands continually move. Spits form and elongate, inlets break through the spits, dunes grow and migrate inland, and the contours of the beach change slightly with each breaking wave.
HM NumberHM23XX
Placed ByCape Cod National Seashore
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, December 19th, 2017 at 7:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 421383 N 4632822
Decimal Degrees41.84340000, -69.94695000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 50.604', W 69° 56.817'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 50' 36.24" N, 69° 56' 49.02" W
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Area Code(s)508
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2 Ocean View Dr, Eastham MA 02642, US
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