Report: Soft Sand will Eventually End Beach Driving in Volusia County, Florida

Driving on beaches is aesthetically displeasing and dangerous for beach strollers as well as damaging to the ecosystem. There is increasing evidence that large-scale prohibition of driving brings back the beach fauna and flora in a dramatic way. In 2001 South Africa prohibited all beach driving and recovery of birds was immediate and dramatic. Captions and Photograph: © SAF – PSDS


Soft sand shifting south will eventually mean cars will no longer be able to drive along the beaches in Volusia County, according to a new report.

According to the study, ocean levels are rising every year, which means Mother Nature may eventually decide if cars should remain on the beach regardless of what the sand does.

The report also states cities with limited beach driving have higher real estate values…

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