The Bogue Banks and its neighbor, The Shackelford Banks, lie just south of Cape Lookout off the North Carolina Coast. Unlike the Outer Banks which runs from Corolla in the north through the Cape Hatteras National Seashore to the Cape Lookout National Seashore, the Bogue and Shackelford Banks are pretty much positioned east west rather than north south. This means the sun is overhead throughout the day from sunrise to sunset. Here, the beaches are wider and they are growing. The beach you see above which rounds the point was not here ten years ago.
The dunes along this section of beach have largely been built up due to the careful positioning of sand fences which dot the landscape.
The Bogue Sound and the town of Swansboro are visible in the distance. Beach erosion and the loss of sand and dunes due to nor’easters and hurricanes along the Outer Banks, appears to have been to the benefit of Land’s End on the Bogue Banks. Thanks for the look and have a great week ahead.