Geesus, is there something wrong with evaluating the situation before acting and putting bulldozers all over the beach or whatever?! Just because some politician stands on the beach with whatever news channel (oh, by the way FE, Fox is not a news channel) and wants to build a berm to protect his beach doesn't mean he knows wtf he's talking about. Kim, I agree with you regarding the beaches of Puget Sound being littered with rock bulkheads everywhere. I understand perfectly the problem. Back in my previous life before retiring (landscape architect), I designed a beach restoration project at Salsbury Point Park in Kitsap County. We removed 350' or so of a huge rock bulkhead with rocks as tall as you, excavated the beach, replace gravels, shoreline vegetation recontoured all to a natural beach. It has held up now to storms, tides, for about 15+ years now. It was a model project at the time for beach restoration in Puget Sound. Too bad more people don't study doing that. To give you an idea of how much 60 miles of waterfront is, is, if you are familiar with Kitsap County, that would pretty much equal 1/2 of all the shoreline in the county.