Baldwin Cove

Beautiful sand beach in season. Out of season it is also dramatic to behold.

A large jetty of boulders at the cove’s edge, combined with an offshore reef forms a protected sandy cove. This beach is subject to extreme seasonal erosion, usually culminating the the entire beach disappearing. In fact, I can’t even begin to tell you how much sand moves in and out of here. It is unbelievable. Quite literally, the sand has a tide of its own here. Unfortunately the overall long-term trend is the ocean is moving further inland.

This is one of our favorite North Shore beaches when the sand tide is in. During the phase when the sand tide is out, it is a place I’ll take a quick dip and check out the dramatic change, but I usually don’t stay long to hang out.

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