They must use an old photo for the tourist
brochures . They must have looked great 30 - 40 years ago! Some
are not too bad while others have large trees growing around and through
them. I counted at least thirty 200 yards
West down the beach is the mouth of Gavaga creek.
In early November 1942 combined 7th
Marines and 164th US Army Regiment forces encircled and killed
450 Japanese troops in a pocket on the East bank of the Gavaga creek. There
is a white US memorial pillar at the beach , but the plaque is missing.