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

Slide 5: Dune mining, Brighton, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

In the past, construction sand has been mined in large quantities from the beaches and dunes, as can be seen here at Brighton Beach in St. Vincent.  This practice is very damaging to the coastal system and often results in the complete loss or disappearance of sand beaches and dunes.