Tag Archives: Compo Beach jetty

Pic Of The Day #460

Compo Beach jetty (Photo/Lynn Untermeyer Miller)

Pic Of The Day #414

Ballet on the jetty (Photo/Betsy P. Kahn)

Pic Of The Day #359

Compo Beach jetty (Photo/Betsy P. Kahn)

Scenes From A “Storm”

Compo Beach jetty (Photo/Patricia McMahon)

Nyala Farm, earlier today (Photo/Amy Schneider)

Jumbled Jetty

We tend to think of the jetties at Compo Beach as strong, permanent, unyielding.

You know — rock solid.

The other day, alert “06880” reader Scott Smith took a walk by the cannon jetty — the one separating the main beach from South Beach. For more than 20 years, he’s admired those huge rectangular slabs of schist.

This time, he was surprised to see the rocks jumbled. “Humpty Dumpty-style,” he says.

One view of the jumbled rocks …

He wonders if that’s normal this time of year — the type of thing Kowalsky puts back together every spring — or if something else is happening.

… and another. (Photos/Scott Smith)

He checked with Google Maps, for an aerial view. To his surprise, the jumbled jetty has been there for a while:

(Photo courtesy Google Maps)

All of which got Scott wondering: What would happen if the jetty wasn’t there? Sure, the marina channel would fill in much more quickly — but wouldn’t there be much more sand on South Beach?

If you know what’s going on with the jetty, click “Comments” below. Inquiring minds want to know.

Pic Of the Day #209

Compo Beach jetty (Photo/Mary Gai)

Pic Of The Day #113

Fishing off the Compo jetty. (Photo/Nico Eisenberger)

Pic Of The Day #19

Compo Beach jetty. (Photo/Dave Curtis)

Full Moon, Low Tide…

…and no one in sight.

(Photo/Jo Shields)

Click on or hover over to enlarge. (Photo/Jo Shields)

Lonely Jetty

Compo Beach was suddenly quiet this morning — and not just because of the weather.

(Photo/Betsy P. Kahn)

(Photo/Betsy P. Kahn)

It was the 1st day school. That’s where all the action was.

Hope you had a great summer! It sure was fun while it lasted.