We've heard it before: a picture's worth 1000 words.
By that logic, a film's worth would be exponentially greater.
The rock stars over at The Inertia have been working for months on a documentary film about the battle to open Martin's Beach, and have sought to capture and convey the history of the beach, the beach's natural majesty, and the recent stories of those working to make the beach publicly accessible once again, all within the course of about seven minutes. I'd say they did a pretty epic job. The value of this film to tell the story of Martin's Beach, and of other beaches that have been suddenly closed to the public, is immense.
The value of an open beach to current and future generations of beach goers? The ability to enjoy sun (or fog), sand, waves, fresh air, fishing, reliving old memories or making new ones? Arguably, it's priceless.
What's the value of an open beach to you?
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Check out the film here.
Special thanks to Jonathan Bremer, Kyle Foley, Austin Murison, Tyler Schmid, and David Pringle for putting it on the line for the rest of us, and to The Inertia for sharing their story.