A barrier has been placed at the end of Elberta Beach road as of this morning. The action was prompted by a rash of calls and complaints about beach and dune driving, including several new paths cut, over the past few weeks. This barrier is a temporary measure until a more permanent solution can be found. Driving on the beach off the designated road is a state and federal offense, as the dune is a protected wildlife area. In addition, the property beyond the road is private.