Four beach and dune restoration projects are currently planned, or underway, between Cocoa Beach and Sebastian Inlet. The shoreline projects are described below in geographic order from north to south.
The US Army Corps of Engineers plans a beach nourishment on the southern portion of the Brevard County North Reach project area in early 2021. Work will take place between North Second Street Cocoa Beach and Patrick Air Force Base. A detailed schedule, including the order of work, is not yet available, but work on the beach is expected to take place between March 1st and April 30th 2021.
The US Army Corps of Engineers is currently nourishing the beach along the shoreline of Patrick Air Force Base. Work along the Air Force Base beach is expected to continue until mid to late January, and portions of the Base beaches will be closed at times. Additional details are not available to the County.
Once work is nearly completed along the shoreline of Patrick Air Force Base, the Army Corps and their contractor will begin work in the Brevard County South Reach project area. The South Reach project area stretches from Flug Avenue Indialantic,
southward 3.8 miles to Spessard Holland Park. Work in the South Reach is expected to begin in mid to late January and be completed by April 30th 2021. Additional schedule information will be provided as it becomes available.
A separate emergency dune restoration project has commenced in the South Beaches between Spessard Holland Park South and Sebastian Inlet State Park. Sand placement is only occurring at areas that suffered significant erosion in September 2020. Work is now underway in the 6000 to 8000 blocks of A1A. After the holidays, work will move further northward. Sand placement will be completed by late March. Sea Oats will be installed along most of the South Beaches dunes during the months of March and April. Work on this project will be completed by April 30, 2021.