31st July, 2013

Erosion No Barrier to Gold Coast Tourism

A king tide caused by a late June “super-moon” was unlikely to keep visitors away during the mid-year school holidays, Gold Coast tourism authorities said.

The high tide has been known to cause beach erosion on at least some of the Gold Coast’s long string of white sandy beaches in the past.

Lifeguards had been forced to close some of the hardest hit beaches during the last week in June, as wild weather lashed a coastline that had already suffered some erosion damage.

However, most visitors to the Gold Coast in winter have other things in mind than the beach, a Gold Coast Tourism spokesman pointed out.

Winter was a time when the Coast’s many tourist attractions and theme parks were the most popular drawcard for visitors.

Erosion caused by a high tide would not be expected to have the same kind of impact in winter as it would have in the peak summer season, the spokesman noted.

Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-06-26/beach-erosion-not-expected-to-hurt-tourism/4780720?&section=news