As arguably the largest swell of the summer season arrives on Southern California shores, Capistrano Beach Park continues to be ravaged by high surf and high tides. The park is currently closed as the parking lot is covered by more than six inches of rubble and sand. A large portion of the west side of the parking lot appears to be unearthed, surrounded by concrete roadway dividers.

As Dana Point Times reported, OC Parks recently announced that the fire pits at Capistrano Beach Park would be removed after being deemed not financially sustainable as well as a risk-of-injury to the public. The majority of the pits had already been removed before the large swell arrived on Monday, but two had been relocated to the north of the parking lot where there was more beachfront space. As of print deadline, those two fire pits remain intact and exposed. Currently closed, OC Parks expressed that the park could possibly be closed until Saturday morning. Visit www.danapointtimes.com for a photo gallery of the destruction.

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  • How do I find the photos of the surf destruction at Capistrano Beach?

  • There does noit appear to be a link to the “photo gallery of the destruction”. And, watch for the Capistrano Beach Special District – name recently changed to “Capistrano Bay Comunity Services District”” – we know it as the $4 million homes past the guard shack on Beach Road . . . watch for these wealthy folks to hit up the taxpayers for restoration of the beach in front of their homes, while the Capo Beach basketball court returns to nature and the sea.

  • There does noit appear to be a link to photos. . And, watch for the Capistrano Beach Special District – name recently changed to “Capistrano Bay Comunity Services District”” – we know it as the $4 million homes past the guard shack on Beach Road . . . watch for these wealthy folks to hit up the taxpayers for restoration of the beach in front of their homes, while the Capo Beach basketball court returns to nature and the sea.

  • No Link to pictures.. And, watch for the Capistrano Beach Special District – name recently changed to “Capistrano Bay Comunity Services District”” – we know it as the $4 million homes past the guard shack on Beach Road . . . watch for these wealthy folks to hit up the taxpayers for restoration of the beach in front of their homes, while the Capo Beach basketball court returns to nature and the sea. http://www.ocgrandjury.org/pdfs/lettherebelight/CapistranoBayDistrict072412.pdf

    • Douglas Martin, do you have evidence that the Beach Road district is asking for funding of mitigation efforts? I’ve been watching the coastal erosion problem closely and see no evidence of such a request. Please post here if you have such information.

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