Right now, some of the most beautiful beaches in the United States are slowly disappearing. The Outer Banks begin in southern Virginia and stretch along nearly the entire North Carolina coastline to produce two hundred miles of beaches. Sadly, they are beginning to collapse. Here are twenty-five shocking photos depicting just how this erosion is devastating the most picturesque beaches in America.
A major tourist attraction, The Outer Banks is a two hundred mile barrier island chain along the coast of North Carolina. Tourists visit to enjoy fresh seafood and the stunning beaches.
This photo was taken in Rodanthe, North Carolina, where waves threaten to overtake the stilts of this home, which were designed to protect it from the water.