Southport Spit Research Paper

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The Southport Spit has many geographical features; natural and built. It is home to many natural beaches, sand dunes and islands. There are also many shops, hotels, houses, parks, roads, buildings, resorts and The Sand Bypass System which are all built in the area. The Spit is a product of long shore drift and erosion from Stradbroke Island. It was formed between 1897 and 1898 when high seas broke on Stradbroke Island and divided the island into two. In 1983, the government decided to create rock walls in the mouth of the Gold coast seaway to prevent it becoming a baymouth bar. This opening provided easy access to the harbour for vessels and boating. The Sand Bypass System was built along beside the wall to stabilize the entrance to the Broadwater
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