My observations should have been more specific, I am concerned about the beach up to the lagoon. Your area on down the beach is only in danger of sinking from the weight of all the new construction , sorry, just kidding.
In town, with the protective sand and rock removed, the erosive impact of the waves are magnified against the foundations and hard surfaces waves encounter. As larger storm waves bounce off the buildings a scouring action takes place along the obstruction. Just like when you stand at the edge of the surf and the retreating waves scour the sand from under and around your feet, soon you are ankle deep. So too with the buildings, retaining walls, and maybe even the Miradors.
It will only take a couple of large storms to start some serious damage, or one good size hurricane. Let's all hope the balance of the rainy this year is a mild one. In time the beach will replenish if we protect the base of rock and sand. We are in a better position than Barra in that we have the aroyo to bring more materials every year. Barra lost their source of new material when the stone jetty was extended into the bay, they still get some, but not enough.
In the meantime, no material should be removed from the beach, ever! Any restaurant that wants a clean beach should use the rocks picked up to fill in the trench which is always present during the rainy (just inside the low tide line). If the Gov or anyone else starts mining the beach again, we all need to be up in arms and vocally protest the willfull damage of our best asset, the beach.
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