What's ironic is these same inconsiderate, selfish people that only think of themselves will be the first ones to cry and ask for assistance when a storm comes along and takes away their ugly structures. You would think being fortunate enough to have beach front property would be enough! There should be a law protecting our beautiful beaches and dunes from structures of this type and the majority of us would expect our elected officials to understand that and do the right thing.....for a change!
The size and height of beach access walk ways should be limited in size and height. Have only built one ( approx. 1989 )in 800 block of Carolina Beach Ave. N. Was told at the time size and height was limited. Moved to 900 block of CBA-N 1992, still agree that the size, min and max height be covered by state or local regulation.
I don't think any one should be able to build on the dunes,they don't own the dunes they buy a piece of property to build their home,they don't buy the dunes and the beach behind that home.the dunes and the beach don't go with it,the beach and dunes belong to the public not individuals period.who ever this person is ,they need to be made to tear the deck down,and any other decks built by home owners on the dunes need to come down they don't own that part or any part of the beach or dunes.If they stay up then they belong to the public because the dunes and the beach belong to the public.
I was shocked when I saw this story in the news as I always thought the dunes were protected as well as our beautiful beaches. I can't believe that town council would let this go on. Hopefully,they make people tear down these aweful selfish structures so we can have our beautiful natural beaches back!
Isn't there a law prohibiting walking on the dunes? If you can't walk on them how can you build on them?????????????
If you cant walk on the dunes, then why not build a walkway over them to get to the beach? I think all of the people complaining are nothint more than a bunch of Crybabies. The deck that was built is very nice and not an eyesore.
Don't you get it??? Of course they would allow a walkway as they have for the past 100 years here....what the problem is that this is a large structure that bliocks the view for vacationers, renters and anyone in a 1000 foot swaure area and if many of these go up then there will no longer be an ocean view...except for the selfish people that build these GIGANTIC decks with arches and roofs.
I purchaed a beachfront condo on Carolina beach five years ago on the north end and recently had the displeasure of seeing these oversized walkways and now this monstrosity of a deck go up in the 1000 block....and can't believe that it has been allowed to get this far. When are the officals of the town going to start to THINK abuot the island, the livelihood of the island and who pays their salaries. If this ordinance doesnt get passed on August 13th..kiss your views goodbye and say hello to lower property values!
I was surprised to see the arches on our visit to the beach this weekend. They really take away from the natural beauty of the dunes and beach. I hope Carolina Beach will work to preserve the views for the future.
It should be a law not only on Carolina beach but all NC beaches. we got some of the beast beaches on the east coast, and thats why people come here, not to see a man made deck, which they try to get away from especially in the north east. Also not to disturb the environment