After clearing the damage and breaking up all of the rocks, I was left with a pretty usable beach area at the lake house. However, the last approach from the end of the concrete stairs to the water involved a fairly steep, sandy hill. One option was to build additional stairs, but that would have put be back at square one from the perspective of vulnerability to future damage. Instead, I opted to built a set of 4×4 treated lumber steps, held together by high-test rope connected to the concrete steps. This allows the steps to flex as sand is eroded or as more sand is dropped down from the bluffs above, and has a minimal impact on the usability of the beach area’s sand.
I’m very happy with how it all turned out, and am looking forward to being able to use the beach for swimming for the rest of the summer! Just need to make sure there’s enough Busch Light Peach to go around!