Surfers carry their boards at Fletcher Cove beach. At the level of the beach, most of the Solana Beach bluff is sandstone. Higher up, the bluff has a layer of sand that is susceptible to erosion. Without the sea walls, that sand would tumble onto the beach, providing a kind of natural barrier to the waves and increasing the width of the beach. But property owners say that without the walls, their homes would be imperiled.
Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times
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