Slide presentation beaches and hurricanes: 1995 in the Eastern Caribbean Islands

Slide 24: Banana Bay, St. Kitts, before Hurricane Luis

Here on the south coast of the Southeast Peninsula of St. Kitts, there used to be wide beach backed by a low dune and seagrape trees.....




Slide 25: Banana Bay, St. Kitts, after Hurricane Luis

......during Hurricane Luis, the beach and the dunes were eroded, leaving ledges of beachrock exposed on the beach.  This beachrock, which is formed by a chemical process within the body of the sand beach, can be seen here exposed at the surface.