KIAWAH ISLAND—The developers of this gated beach golf resort want to sink a wall in the sand of the embattled Sam's Spit.

Environmentalists oppose the move, saying it's a back door attempt to build a bulkhead that regulators already denied.

This is the undeveloped strip of sand and dunes out past Beachwalker Park on the island's west end toward Seabrook Island. An attempt to build a half-mile long concrete wall along the inlet bank in 2008 to stem erosion was hotly contested.

Read more in tomorrow's editions of The Post and Courier.