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What Happened To The Beach At SXM?  
User currently offlineCVGpilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 588 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 12 months 23 hours ago) and read 4879 times:

Sorry I don't know how to post the hyper links! -These two pics are a month apart and were taken at almost the same angle, It appears that the beach at the approach end of the runway is no longer there? However the new beach line looks man made, if so why, or could it be due to all storms down in that Atlantic and GOM?

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/668636/M/ <--- Beach
http://www.airliners.net/open.file/670643/M/ <--- No Beach

Globally Yours
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User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 12 months 23 hours ago) and read 4868 times:

Here are your pics!

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Photo © S.C. Rubke

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Photo © Christina Krog

This link will tell you how to do it.

User currently offlineChiguire From Venezuela, joined Sep 2004, 2005 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (9 years 12 months 23 hours ago) and read 4861 times:

This seem to be a bit typical for the whole island. Beaches disappear and come back. I remember another beach "Baie Longue"-Long Bay. It was "away" quite a long time after - maybe after another storm - sand was back and the beach was beautiful again. So maybe this is the same that sometimes happens to Maho.

User currently offlineCvgpilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 588 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 12 months 22 hours ago) and read 4835 times:

Thanks for hooken that up DTW!

Globally Yours
User currently offlineBeefer From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 390 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 12 months 10 hours ago) and read 4589 times:

The thread below, which has been going on for the past several days, will answer all of the questions you have.


User currently offlineILSApproach From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 410 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 12 months 9 hours ago) and read 4541 times:

Look at the entire data base on A.Net.................the beach at SXM comes and goes!

It's only natural!!!!!

Mike @ MSP

User currently offlineKomododx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 12 months 8 hours ago) and read 4501 times:

Ever heard of erosion?

KdX in TLH

User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (9 years 12 months 7 hours ago) and read 4482 times:

Popularity apparently also has its disadvantages. Sad

Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4332 times:


as mentchioed the beach comes and goes. The most cause of destructions of the beach are storms, this recent photo probaly was from one of the many hurricanes.

My friend was there about two years ago I believe during a hurricane and said that the beach had disappeared and two days later it was back, he also said the AN-124 came into SXM for supplies on the island. Does anyone have any info of a AN-124 in SXM?? Thanks

No Vueling No Party
User currently offlineLimaFoxTango From Antigua and Barbuda, joined Jun 2004, 789 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4222 times:

I was at SXM on the Sept 25th and the beach is relatively back to what its supposed to be. However, its noticably a bit smaller.

You are said to be a good pilot when your take-off's equal your landings.
User currently offlineHmmmm... From Canada, joined May 1999, 2104 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4256 times:

It's a combination of sand erosion and tide. Even with the issue of sand notwithstanding, you can see that the tide is far back in this photo (about 40 yards from the fence)

and very advanced in this photo.

An optimist robs himself of the joy of being pleasantly surprised
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