Erosion worries rising

  • Jessica Else/The Garden Island

    The foundation of a pavilion removed from Kapaa Beach Park in 2017 is now broken, exposing sharp edges and falling onto the beach.

  • Jessica Else/The Garden Island

    The foundation of the Kapaa Beach Park pavilion, demolished in 2017, is now crumbled and falling onto the sand.

  • Jessica Else/The Garden Island

    Heavy shoreline erosion at Kapaa Beach Park is starting to expose the roots of the palm trees.

  • Jessica Else/The Garden Island

    The shoreline at Kapaa Beach Park is creeping closer and closer to the parking lot.

  • Jessica Else/The Garden Island

    Orange cones block off heavily eroded shoreline areas near Kapaa Beach Park.

  • Jessica Else/The Garden Island

    The shoreline by Kapaa Beach Park was further eroded by several days of big waves and heavy rain on Kauai.

  • Jessica Else/The Garden Island

    Sand is piled up at the Kapaa Beach Park parking lot, awaiting county workers for shoreline replenishment.

  • Jessica Else/The Garden Island

    Orange cones line the Ke Ala Hele Makalae Path by Kapaa Beach Park due to heavy coastal erosion encroaching close to the path.

  • Jessica Else/The Garden Island

    County of Kauai removed the Kapaa Beach Park pavilion in 2017, leaving the foundation, which is currently crumbling into the sand.

KAPAA — A foundation left over from a 2017 project to remove the Kapaa Beach Park pavilion is now cracked in half and falling into the surf after weekend waves and weather caused damage on the east side.

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