The problem comes in with the fact that the vegetation/dune line is not static. Beach erosion is an unfortunate reality and, gradually, over the years, that line changes. Sometimes, due to a storm, it changes quite suddenly and dramatically. This is a risk you take if you buy land close to the beach and you know you are taking it - the right of the public to the beach access wins every time. If you gamble on Mother Nature and lose, you are out of your property.
At least that is the way it was.
I think this is a travesty. All developers have to do is buy up land that abuts the vegetation line and wait for weather, and soon they will own the beaches. This is not cool.
What can we do to protect our Texas heritage of open beaches?