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Rough seas on the west coast

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Rough seas on the west coast

Hi. Currently in Barbados and went to Mullins beach yesterday to find huge waves and seriously eroded sharply sloping slightly pebbly beach. Where have the soft sands and calm seas gone? Is this a general problem? Any suggestions where to go for a good beach with gentle waves?

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1. Re: Rough seas on the west coast

I have sometimes found that when it is rough on the west, it can be much calmer on the south. Does anyone know how Dover Beach is at the moment?

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2. Re: Rough seas on the west coast

This current rough sea is supposed to last until the weekend only . We hope

Now is your chance to do all the trips you always meant to do, but didn't, because of the call of the beach and sea !

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3. Re: Rough seas on the west coast

Wait a couple of days and you may see the beach back again. It all depends upon the tides and the prevailing seas.

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4. Re: Rough seas on the west coast

When this happens we head to Carlisle Bay, when the West coast is rough we have always found it calm there. We normally then head to Tapas for a late lunch around 3pm, some of our favourite days :o)

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5. Re: Rough seas on the west coast

Go south. We were there a month ago. Our favourites Heywoods was dangerous my wife thought she was going to drown. Folkestone and Brandons had red flags out.

Miami was perfect and safe to swim. So too was Worthing Bay.

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7. Re: Rough seas on the west coast

It's because weather is not absolute. The key word in your post is "normally". South coast beaches *normally* have more wave action. The west coast is *normally* flatter. (Whether they are the "nicest" is a matter of opinion and your personal preferences.) But those conditions aren't a guarantee. Winds, currents, and water are influenced by what is happening elsewhere. There are trends, and that's what you usually see referenced in posts here.

For example, has there ever been a blizzard in New Jersey in April? Yes, but it's certainly not the usual weather one would expect.

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