Digging holes on the beach and leaving them unattended is extremely dangerous! We need all beach-goers to help keep our beaches safe for everyone.
Why is it so dangerous?
- Collapses/Cave-ins - Did you know that national statistics comparing sand hole collapses to shark attacks confirms that you are far more likely to experience a sand hole collapse than a shark attack.
- Injuries – No one goes to the beach thinking that they will leave with a broken ankle, or worse.
- Hinders Emergency Response – Holes make it challenging for first responders to quickly get to an emergency on the beach. They can also damage their vehicles and cause another emergency situation in itself.
- Harmful & Deadly to Sea Life – Holes on the beach can trap hatchling sea turtles and/or their mothers and cause fatal results.
The intentions of those digging holes are harmless, but the act is far from it. Digging holes in the sand can be a serious hazard. If you dig a hole on the beach, consider sticking to shallow holes and ALWAYS fill them in once you're finished.