North Carolina: A Journey on the Coast

North Carolina: A Journey on the Coast

Journey on the coast, North Carolina

By Santa Aguila Foundation

North Carolina has, arguably, the best record in the United States of protecting its coastline and making most of their beaches accessible to the public. In 1985, the North Carolina legislature voted a law prohibiting the constructions of jetties, groins and seawalls, as well as stone revetments, structures installed to protect the coastal residents from the changing littoral zone. However, in 2008, a handful of homeowners on Figure 8 Island pushed the state to reconsider their decision with another vote.

This documentary in The Beaches of The World series was made possible thanks to the generous contribution of Glenna Patton.

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