Beach Management Program
The Brevard County Beach Management Program administers several beach restoration projects that place beach quality sand and native dune vegetation along the Atlantic shoreline to protect upland property and maintain healthy beaches to be enjoyed by residents, tourists and wildlife.
Because healthy beaches are essential to Brevard’s tourism based economy, the Tourist Development Council has dedicated a portion of the bed tax (collected from hotels and motels) to fund the local cost share of most County beach management projects.
In addition to traditional beach projects, Brevard County continues to seek innovative technologies which may improve the function or cost effectiveness of future beach restoration projects.
Current Beach Project Updates
There are four segments of shoreline along the Brevard County coastline between Jetty Park and Sebastian Inlet with County beach and dune restoration projects. The area within the boundaries of Patrick Space Force base is federal, and does not fall within any of the County projects.
The US Army Corps of Engineers manages the Federal Shore Protection Project, and Brevard County is the local sponsor. The Federal Project encompasses three sections of shoreline, the North Reach, which lies between the Port Canaveral Jetty and the northern border of Patrick Space Force Base, the Mid Reach, which begins at the southern border of Patrick Space Force Base and extends south to Flug Avenue, Indialantic, and the South Reach, which begins at Flug Avenue, Indialantic and extends south to Spessard Holland Park North.
The three sections of the Federal Project were surveyed immediately following Hurricane Ian, and then again immediately following Tropical Storm Nicole to capture sand losses and erosion along the shoreline. Based on those surveys, restoration work in the Mid Reach and South Reach is beginning.
Mid Reach Project
The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and their contractor, Dutra Group, is stockpiling sand upon the beach between between Spessard Holland North and Spessard Holland South Parks. The two Parks will remain open during this work, but the beach area between them will be closed. Sand stockpiled here will be moved by truck up A1A to the Mid Reach. Mid Reach sand placement will begin Between Pineda Causeway and Hightower Park in December 2023/January 2024, before moving southward to reach the Indian Harbour Beach Club located at 2055 A1A in central Indian Harbour beach by April 30, 2024. The remainder of the Mid Reach and South Reach, between Indian Harbour Beach Club and Spessard Holland Park will be finished between November 2024 and April 2025.
South Beaches Project
The South Beaches is the fourth segment of Brevard County's shoreline and extends south from Spessard Holland Park to Sebastian Inlet. Sand placement is now complete from the addresses of 6185 - 8475 South Highway A1A. Brevard County is also completing dune restoration work in the South Beaches to repair erosion from Hurricanes Ian and Nicole. Work in late November and December will be underway between Bonsteel Park and Sebastian Inlet State Park before crews shift northward.
Check here for additional updates as the construction moves forward. and use hotline for updates on the go: (321) 574-8855.