Photograph (engineering notebook photoprint) looking south from foot of Bicknell Street, Santa Monica, showing typical heavy erosion between Pico Boulevard and Crystal Pier, Los Angeles County. This formerly wide beach ahs eroded rapidly since the construction of the Santa Monica Breakwater. This was the result of high tides (6.8 feet and 6.6 feet), accompanied by heavy ground swells and breakers which did considerable damage to piers and ocean front property between Hermosa Beach and Santa Monica along the route of the proposed "Ocean Front Walk" location of State Route 163. The high tide on 25 January occurred at 8:52 A.M. and measured 6.6 feet. This photograph was taken with the ebb tide at 10:45 A.M. Also visible are: buildings (mostly businesses), people on beach, trucks, pier, utility poles and lines, retaining wall, ocean, Ocean Park Pier in distant background. Legible signs include: "Drink Coca-Cola, delicious and refreshing", "Blue bird cafe", "Pacific bath house, nude sunbaths, ladies, gentlemen", ..."room rendezvous".