Red line marks the 1990 coastline
2009 coastline with 1990 coast marked in red
I got a bit confused when I was at the site as I was looking for a sand dune with buried trees. It turns out that nearly the entire dune is now gone. I took a few pictures of the old state highway and erosion features. It is thought that the erosion is caused by a natural channel realignment at the entrance to Willapa Bay from the south to the north and it appears that the erosion may have slowed in the past few years. The erosion is the opposite of the general accretion that is taking place on other areas of the southwest Washington coast.
The old highway comes to an abrupt end
Fragments of road on beach
View of heavily rocked home site from top of the last part of an eroding dune.
Looking north from eroding dune
Erosion towards homes