We have a beach closure in Brick, but not for any typical reason you would expect.

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According to News12.com, the 8th Avenue beach is currently closed to sunbathers and swimmers because it basically disappeared on us.

The weird part is that there was no insane storm or hurricane. Usually when a Jersey Shore beach is a mess, we immediately know why.

It feels like this issue just crept up out of nowhere.

According to Storm Watch Team Meteorologist James Gregorio, erosion is what caused the beach to basically disappear. This was from, "afternoon sea breezes [that] have been especially destructive in parts of Ocean County."

During high tide, the walkway onto the beach basically ends with a 5-foot cliff. No, don't try to jump.

Wow.  It looks like the beach was literally swept away.

It's crazy because an, "extensive federal replenishment project, adding dunes and widening the sand," was completed on the barrier islands in 2019.

Mother Nature has a plan of her own, clearly.

Don't worry too much. According to Jim Murdoch, it is not uncommon for ocean currents to suddenly attack one specific area on the coast.

Engineers will just have to visit this area to find a solution.

Luckily, the 8th Avenue beach in Brick Township is the only area that is closed due to erosion thus far.

Let's hope it stays that way!

I know there's photos from Twitter above but News12.com also got some insane footage of this area.

WATCH IT HERE because it might give you a better idea of what is going on at the 8th Avenue beach in Brick.

Stay safe!

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