Many people have asked about the erosion situation on different beaches around the island so I though this might help. I took a boat tour around the west end yesterday, from Cuisinart around to Malliouhana and over to Long Bay. Keep in mind that yesterday was a perfect day, weatherwise. No waves, little wind, one of the best days this year....beautiful. Long Bay and Meads Bay from east to west are still fantastic with tons of sand, but on Meads when you get to Anacoanda (La Serena) it changes. There the sand has washed away leaving some of their palapas laying on their sides and creating a small sand cliff that is back as far as the sea oats are. From there to Viceroy the beach has suffered some pretty good erosion. Viceroys corner of Meads Bay is rocky with very little sand remaining.
Barnes Bay, on the other hand looked OK, still not a large beach but no exposed rocks. But, remember there were no waves when I saw it so it looks like a useable beach for now.
On the south side portions of the beach in front of Cove Castles is completely gone with just large rocks exposed. Cap Juluca's beach looks fine, a little thin on the west end but still nice. Banky Banks Dune Preserve has no beach, none...nothing but rocks under the bar and the other structures...almost looks like they're ready to tumble in with the next wave. Finally, Cuisinart...this beach has several large areas of exposed rock, esp. right in front of their water sports area, but there is still enough beach to play in the sand if you don't mind walking to get to a good spot.. Seemed like the south side had worse erosion than the north side even after the significant northern ground seas activity earlier this season.
Hope this helps and remember since we're dealing with mother nature this report is only good till the next storm or ground seas come and none of this is a reason to stay home!!!