I answered the question Does Shanghai have Beach? before: No.
Wendy and I have been searching beach in Shanghai many times. We went to many claimed beach in Shanghai – the Jinshan Beach, or the Fengxian beach. So far, the nearest real beach is at Shengsi.
This time, we continued our search to the north side of the Yangtze River, and arrived at Changshazhen, at Rudong, Nantong.
To our disappointment, there is so no beach there. What we see is very like the scene at Dishui Lake in Shanghai.
My car, Bandenger, with wind mill as background.
We finally confirmed that in lands formed with sands from rivers, like Yangtze River, there is no way to form beach. Beach can only be found when waves of sea or ocean hit hard rock of mountains.
The next time, we may need to go to places as far as Shandong to find beach. Rizhao, or Qingdao is good candidate.
We will report when we finally find beach near Shanghai.