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North Carolina Legislation

North Carolina’s Legislation on Hardened Structures Reconsidered

North Carolina law has prohibited hardened structures on its beaches and inlets for more than two decades.

Erosion and Sea Level Rise on North Topsail Beach, North Carolina

Erosion and Sea Level Rise on North Topsail Beach

Orrin H. Pilkey and area locals offer their perspective on North Topsail Beach, North Carolina.

Journey on the coast, North Carolina

North Carolina: A Journey on the Coast


This film explores the issues of the North Carolina coast through interviews with coastal experts and visits to numerous sites along the NC coast.

The Beaches are Moving

North Carolina: The Beaches Are Moving


World famous coastal geologist Orrin H. Pilkey takes us to the beach and explains why erosion has become a problem.

Chile Was Prepared for the Quake but Not the Tsunami

Jane Lubchenco says that precisely because the communities were so close to the epicenter, tsunami waves arrived “almost instantaneously.”

San Miguel Island, CA; By Bob Evans

Point Bennett Sunset, San Miguel Island, California. Channel Islands National Park

Black Rock, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Black Rock, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa; By Andrew Cooper

On the northeast coast of South Africa, one of the longest and most beautiful beaches in the world runs unbroken for 150 km between the inlets of the St. Lucia and Kosi Estuaries.

Use of sand bags on beaches

Use of Sand Bags on Beaches

Sand bags are used to stabilize buildings that are threatened by the ocean.

Far Rockaway, NY; By Andrew Kidman

This photo was taken up on the far end of the Rockaways in New York.

South Nags Head

South Nags Head, North Carolina; By Orrin H. Pilkey, Norma Longo & Joseph T. Kelly

South Nags Head, North Carolina, is a 5 mile long, 200 meter wide, strip of beach cottage development at the south end of town of Nags Head.

Coastal Care junior
The World's Beaches
Sand Mining
One Percent