Where’s the beach? Dramatic erosion at Nags Head
NAGS HEAD, NC (WTVD) — Where did the beach go? That’s the question visitors are asking themselves when they arrive at the Grey Eagle public beach access in Nags Head.
A 10-foot erosion cliff formed near Jennette’s Pier, which might be hard to imagine unless you are there to see it in person.
The sand ledge, otherwise known as an escarpment, is believed to have been created by a phenomenon known as perigean spring tides, which happen when the moon was either new or full and is closest to the earth, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA.