The Collision of Surf, Sand, and the Law at Lechuza Beach: Coastal Processes and Public-Private Shore Boundaries

by Peter E. Gadd, Coastal Frontiers Corp., 9420 Topanga Canyon Blvd., 101, Chatsworth, CA 91311, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Sand Rights '99: Bringing Back the Beaches


In order to undertake coastal development opportunities, the property owner must first establish the boundary between public and private property along the beachfront in order to demonstrate that the project will not encroach upon public tidelands. Thus, the issue of property ownership along the shore must be resolved. For demonstration purposes, data collected at Lechuza Beach, Malibu are discussed.

Subject Headings: Coastal processes | Soil properties | Beaches | Shores | Public private partnership | Laws and regulations | Domain boundary | California | United States

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