The Waxing and Waning of Campus Point Beach

The view from the cliffs in June 1969 looking up the beach toward Campus/Goleta Point in the distance and showing a huge accumulation of sand. The red dot shows the location where the photos below were taken from.

March 1975. Note the abundant plant cover that spread over the beach and right up to the waterline. The red dot shows the approximate location where the previous photo was taken from.

January 26, 1983 at the height of an El Nino high tide.

February 1992 low tide showing exposed bedrock.

October 2003.

Low tide in February 2011.

Photos provided courtesy of Arthur Gibbs Sylvester. Visit his website for further information and additional photos: UCSB Beach: 41 Years of Waxing and Waning.

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Tafoni Weathered Stone at Campus Point (UCSB)

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