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Old 04-20-2015, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Jowel View Post
Maybe it was just my perception then, and what I'm describing didn't look anything as extreme as the escarpment picture in the article. What was happening with me was when I was walking along the beach and from the dunes down to the water, there seemed to be more of a drop off from the dunes to the water, so the sand was steeper and there seemed to be more areas where my leg would just sink into the sand up to my knee or higher rather than walking on compacted sand. This was also the case in the water, which made wading more difficult.

It could have been just the previous weather events immediately before I was there, but I just didn't remember it being like that so much in years past.
I think I know exactly what you're talking about. I was at Carolina beach in September and when I went out to walk along the beach, parallel to the water I found it was so soft my leg would sink right down! I was out at night too and it made walking incredibly difficult. I wasn't even that close to the ocean/wet areas of sand. Didn't experience this at Kure or Wrightsville though.
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Old 04-20-2015, 03:29 PM
Location: Chapelboro
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Ocean Isle has a great wide gentle beach (aside from the erosion on the east end). Might be worth checking out. There's stuff to do there, too, and it's not far from Wilmington or Myrtle. No Britt's Donuts, though.

You can check out Carolina Beach and Ocean Isle on a couple of webcams if you want to have a peek.

Ocean Isle: Beach Cam
Ocean Isle: https://www.saltyssurfshopoib.com
Carolina Beach: Carolina Beach NC Surf Report Webcam and Weather - SurfChex.com
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Old 04-20-2015, 04:16 PM
Location: NC
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Check out Oak Island. Laid back, no weird sinking sand, able to walk the beach.
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