A small area for croquet or volleyball;
but players must watch out for shells, rocks, and a large water hazard.
The beach has been replaced with high maintenance turf and rocks. Not much food or shelter for wildlife or intertidal creatures.
No beach to see and enjoy.
Since turf grass is non-native, it requires a constant cycle of mowing, watering, and fertilizing to survive.
With no native plant buffer, harmful chemicals used on this lawn (high nitrogen fertilizer, weed killers, and pesticides) can leach into surrounding water and beaches including oysters and clams.
Costs more. Takes more time.
Requires hoses, sprinklers, time spent irrigating, and increasing water bills.
Noise and air pollution.
Maintenance tools generate noise and air pollution: loud, gas-powered mowers and weed "whackers."
Fish habitat damaged.
No plant cover or shade along the water for fish such as salmon or sand lance.