...there must be an answer ... somewhere
Here in the netherlands it its used to break the current or waves so the sand from the beach is not drifting away. Perhaps here the same.
I see s.c. has answered you already. It reminded me at once at our own typical coastal defense in the south part of our country. When the water can go through the posts, the flow is being curbed, but there is no soil washed away.
I thought they might be leftovers from an old pier. Very nice photo.
really neat scene! love both versions! thanks for linking this!
Fantastic shot. My guess was a break water as suggested.
My guess was also old pier. See, you do learn something new everyday.
I like both versions. Actually, I'm surprised that the B&W turned out so well.
I do like both views, of course being there is the best of all. The mystery surrounding it probably is listed somewhere, and everyone's guess makes sense, even being an old pier, or dock, as we also have them as well here.
Proabaly to keep horses from going up the beach, unless they went swimming. Or a property line?
I love this photo....:)It just looks like FUN to me.
don't know but they're beautiful images.
I just love that it leads to the ocean. My kind of fence.
stunning beach shots, we've a place here that has post lines like this, shorter and not anywhere there are waves like this. We were told they had something to do with the now defunct salt mining, I don't imagine this applies here :-).
Wow! What an arresting sight!
Gorgeous find, John.Peace :)
I've seen them in England too where they are used to stop the sand from being washed away. I love the first pic!
It's a shame that others have enlightened you; I was going to tell you that I've seen the other end of that fence over here in England!
What wonderful photos!
These are wonderful...really like them a lot.
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