Cedar Point beach sand

Sunday, July 28, 2002 5:16 PM
Does Cedar Point import sand for their beaches?

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Sunday, July 28, 2002 5:26 PM
I don't think so. That is how they got their start over 100 years ago as a beach resort and bath house. They naturally have nice beaches.

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Sunday, July 28, 2002 5:36 PM
Yeah, that stuff's been there for years. Seagulls...a huge lake...you'd figure there'd be sand naturally.

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Sunday, July 28, 2002 7:03 PM
Of course there would be sand naturally. The sand at Cedar Point's beaches is extremely fine. Like the type of sand you would find at a beach along the ocean. Lake Erie has bearly any waves at all, and isn't nearly as old as the oceans, meaning less time and power for erosion, so I dont see how the beaches there could have sand that is just as fine as the ocean.

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Sunday, July 28, 2002 7:08 PM

The whole peninsula is sand. The entire Millennium Force construction site, including the island, made you tired to walk around it because it was like walking on the beach. Very soft all over the place.

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Sunday, July 28, 2002 7:14 PM
Plus they have the breakwalls which keep sandy beaches with no rocks. Now if only the beach by my cottage in Ashtabula, OH along the lake could be that nice instead of having nothing but rocks.

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Sunday, July 28, 2002 7:25 PM
WHy would they import sand for their beaches anyways, that would be stupid.

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Sunday, July 28, 2002 7:35 PM
No, it wouldn't be stupid. It may cost a good amount of money, but it would provide for a more comfortable beach for the people paying to stay in Cedar Point's resorts. That is what impressed my parents so much, and we are going to stay at Cedar Point from now on, instead of off site in another hotel. More repeat customers = More money.

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Sunday, July 28, 2002 10:34 PM
If you pick up "Cedar Point: Queen of American Watering Places" you'll find out that Cedar Point was known world-wide for it's beautiful beach and bath houses for much longer than it's thrill rides. I believe that it is the largest naturally occuring fresh water beach in the world...

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Sunday, July 28, 2002 11:56 PM
My Grandparents house on Lake Huron has beautiful beaches too. However, they were more beautiful before the developers, the highway expansion, and corporate America moved into the small town.

Basically, The Great lakes produce some great beaches.. And Cedar Points is Authentic

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Monday, July 29, 2002 4:47 AM
The other thing CP does is maintain their beach with a great deal of care. You will see tractors grooming the beach every night. While it does "look" good it also helps to prevent erosion.
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Monday, July 29, 2002 8:55 AM
Well they may work on it, but they don't import sand.

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Monday, July 29, 2002 9:06 AM
Cedar Point has beautiful sand beaches for the same reason Presque Isle at Erie, Pa., has beautiful beaches : they are both fingers of land sticking out into the lake and catching sand particles being carried down the shore by natural currents. However, Presque Isle with 12 miles of fine beaches beats Cedar Point's shorter stretch. Waldameer Park is right at the neck of Presque Isle.

Sometimes, however, their jutting profiles work to their disadvantages. When a sustained storm or season long reverse current sets in, those two fingers of land are unprotected and can sustain heavy beach erosion. Back in the 50s and again in the 70s both places really struggled to keep their beaches.
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Monday, July 29, 2002 11:27 AM

CoasterKrazy said:
Lake Erie has bearly any waves at all, and isn't nearly as old as the oceans, meaning less time and power for erosion, so I dont see how the beaches there could have sand that is just as fine as the ocean.

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Lake Erie does have large wave and can get quite nasty. It is the shallowest of the Great Lakes and kicks up in a hurry. Anyone who has been out fishing when a thunderstorm pops out of nowhere can tell you about Lake Erie's waves.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2002 4:47 AM
You are right CP ismyhome. Just go down to the area near the back half of Magnum. A few years ago the "boardwalk" path from Breakers to Sandcastle washed out because of some seriously high lake levels and waves.
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Tuesday, July 30, 2002 4:58 AM

But have any of you tried to swim in the Beach at CP? Yuck! You might as well dive into a mud pit.

It is definitely not a "typical" beach. Take a step out into the water and you sink like 10 inches.

Shaggy

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Tuesday, July 30, 2002 8:00 AM
I don't go to Cedar Point to swim! :)

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Tuesday, July 30, 2002 10:37 AM

But have any of you tried to swim in the Beach at CP? Yuck! You might as well dive into a mud pit.

Once in a while you get a build up of moss, mostly down by the Sandcastle, you sink in when walking. But the beach itself is great, the same sand as on the beach goes right down into the water.
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Tuesday, July 30, 2002 10:45 AM

In all my years of going to CP (40) I have never once gone swimming off the beach. I do believe the sand in the water is better down by Breakers than it is by Sandcastle...maybe due to the shifting currents closer to the "point".

I prefer to do my swimming in Lake Huron.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2002 10:55 AM
CPLady is correct, but it has more to do with the breakwall down by Sandcastle. It acts as a cather's glove for all the "debris".
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