Destin Erosion

By: Erin Niebur
By: Erin Niebur

West Destin beaches are in critical condition.

Area home owners say if any more of the beach is washed away, the area could lose most of its tourists.

Locals say Monday's storms brought the ocean within feet of homes, and one condo building had to close their pool after ocean water damaged the foundation.

Homeowners say before Hurricane Opal, they had about 300 feet of beach. But that hurricane and others have eroded the beach, and nothing is being done to protect it.

They say county beach restoration projects could save West Destin's beaches, but they are running out of time.

Homeowners worry that any restoration project in West Destin could drag out over years, as other area projects have. They say they don't think the beaches will last through another hurricane.


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