Jersey Shore sees massive amounts of beach erosion after winter nor’easter

Beach erosion from this week's winter nor'easter dramatically changed the Jersey Shore shoreline.



Pilings once buried under the beach in Bay Head are now sticking out of the sand. Boulders piled up for a rock wall have also been exposed. Stairs that provide access to the beach now lead to a 10-foot drop due to the amount of sand that was swept away.



The steel, protective wall in Brick Township was fully exposed and only a small sliver of the beach remains in certain areas.



Residents say that they are worried about the future of the shore communities.



"I think it's going to be a problem living on the Barrier Island and years to come," says Chadwick Beach resident Anthony Mendello.



Many shore communities are still waiting for permanent sand dunes to be installed to protect the residential areas from storm surges.


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