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Erosion stripping Seven Mile Beach

Posted on September 18, 2023

The southern end of the world-famous Seven Mile Beach was once a pristine stretch on Cayman’s biggest tourism attraction, but now much of the beloved beach in that section has disappeared.

Repeated assaults from storm surges, the most recent following the passage of Hurricane Idalia which skirted Cayman, have reclaimed the prime beach, leaving gaping spaces where white sand used to be.

The Compass recently observed the length of the beach using a drone camera to get the most up-to-date images of the impacts of the storm and ongoing erosion. It showed that some areas along the southern stretch have suffered a total loss of beach, and in at least one section, a near-5-feet-high ledge of sand has been created by the bombardment of the waves.


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