Pacifica California Oceanfront Real Estate is Falling into the Sea: Photos, Video

There’s a definite history here. What you’ll see below in photos and video clips is not a new phenomenon. It’s been happening slowly, for years, decades even – in certain west coast towns along the Pacific seaboard. But the high tides, strong surf and pummeling winter coastline weather brought to Pacifica California beaches by this winter’s El Nino’ is hammering coastline properties like never before.  These properties were built to take advantage of the breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean, perched atop high cliff sides, right above the beach. What’s happening now, during this winter’s extreme coastline weather, is a jaw dropper. The slow-motion collapse of the cliffs underneath these apartment and condo buildings is stomach churning and dramatic. You have to see this to believe it.

Residents in some of the apartments sitting perched on the now absolute crumbling away edge of Pacifica’s coastline are being asked to vacate the premises, often with less than 48 hours warning. It’s a slow motion weather calamity that serves as the ultimate cautionary tale – of where NOT to build a high rise condominium or apartment complex in Pacifica California, along with the dire results of disregarding earlier erosion of these same areas in years past. The spectacular ocean-side view is just not worth it when a multi-million dollar piece of valued real estate begins to teeter on the very edge of literally falling into the sea.

It’s Not Happening Just in Pacifica CA: Properties Falling into the Sea in Oregon, Alaska, Washington State

The stunning events taking place along coastal property lines Pacifica California are being repeated in other California towns, along the Mexican coastline, and in parts of Oregon, Washington State and Alaska as well. There are now entire sections of the world famous and beloved Pacific Coast Hwy 101, which runs from southern California, all the way up the Pacific coast into Canada, which are also literally crumbling away and falling into the sea.

Houses and buildings in Alaska are “literally” falling into the sea, Alaska Sen. Mark Begich told the Senate hearing:

“It’s a hard issue to grapple with because there are political views on climate change, but that’s not the issue. The issue is: it is happening. We can argue over it all we want. But, in my state, we see it every single day.”

Landslide Repair

The constant threat of severe weather related landslides in parts of California have created a lucrative business for some geologists in helping homeowners try to save their properties. Some can be saved, and obviously – others not. Bay City Geology in Santa Monica CA is in the business of trying to rescue and prevent landslide damage to properties. Their website is http://www.baycitygeology.com/landslides.html

San Pedro California 2011 highway collapse

San Pedro California 2011

Related Photos and Video

Similar sudden landslide events in Mexico in recent years have wrought dramatic damage to roads and coastal properties. The driver of this 18 wheeler rig had to be rescued when the road he was driving on suddenly gave way and collapsed, with him and his rig driving on it. Very jarring image!

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2 thoughts on “Pacifica California Oceanfront Real Estate is Falling into the Sea: Photos, Video

  1. Oh my god, why would you even buy/build there? Especially so close to the cliff, that is possibly the worst idea ever. Better move in in one of these, at least they have a safe distance from the water….

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