What is Beach Profile?
A beach profile is a cross-sectional view of a beach that provides a view of its slope.
Its perpendicular to the high-tide shoreline and extends from the backshore cliff or dune to the inner continental shelf or a location where waves and currents do not transport sediment to and from the beach.
Why do we need beach profiles?
Beach profiles provide useful information for coastal monitoring studies and management processes.
What are the results of a beach profile?
These profiles are done to monitor our shorelines over a period, to see how our beaches are being affected by catastrophic storms that take place during hurricane season each year.
Where do we do beach profiles?
On the island of Grand Bahama, Waterkeepers Bahamas monitors six of our local beaches monthly.
- Taino Beach
- East Palm Beach
- Silver Point Beach
- Lovers Beach
- Fortune Beach
- Gold Rock Beach