Beachcomber Owner Reacts to Severe Erosion


WELLFLEET – The owner of the Wellfleet Beachcomber is surveying the damage after last weekend’s torrential rains washed away a portion of the cliff near the restaurant.

Todd LeBart said it was not the first time he has seen a portion of the cliff erode, but added that this most recent incident was one of the most severe.

“It’s at least six or seven times I’ve seen this happen” LeBart said. “This is definitely, I’d say, the top two out of all the ones I’ve seen”

A large section of the dune collapsed during the storm and an unoccupied car fell into the newly formed gap. Officials were able to pull the car back up from the beach below.

The Beachcomber building was built in 1897 and was originally a lifesaving station for the U.S. Coast Guard.

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