The beaches along the coast of New Jersey are regarded highly for their vast stretches of sand that is clean, and are easily accessible. (Let’s just not bring up the small hike needed for Wildwood.) They are perfect for the sun worshipers, ocean swimmers and fishers. They can be very photogenic as well. Unfortunately, many of the coastlines just aren’t very unique. We don’t have huge cliffs with wondrous outlooks. No caves that hold mysteries. No natural rocks that sprawl out as far as the eye can see. Well, there was a beach in Margate, New Jersey that had a few rocks. But upon my arrival for sunrise at this beach in the above photo, they were gone.
It was nice to have something interesting in the foreground to anchor the photo. During high tide, you could watch the waves splashing and working their way around. I know that last summer this beach has a serious flooding issue, and had standing water in back of a dune system that was built up to protect the beach houses. I’m assuming these rocks were removed in order to rebuild the beach. Yet another interesting feature removed forever.
It just means I’ll have to work a little harder to find interesting shots. I’m good with that. Time to hit the road and go exploring!