South Carolina Environmental Law Project

Lawyers for the Wild Side of South Carolina

Resort’s troubles threaten to erode SC beach law
March 28th, 2014

COLUMBIA, SC — When ocean waves blast the seawall at Debordieu Beach, resort homes shake and nervous property owners wonder if their houses will one day wash into the Atlantic.

Several dozen high-end homes, some featuring European stone masonry and elevators, lie behind the seawall that for 33 years has shielded the Georgetown County resort from flooding.

Now, Debordieu’s wooden seawall is failing. And homeowners are asking the state to help them protect their investments.

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