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. The survey data is currently being reviewed by the US Army Corps of Engineers, and the County has requested that the Corps accelerate the scheduled sand nourishment timelines. Stay tuned for updates!
Dune restoration in Brevard County’s South Beaches has begun and is continuing!
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.
Currently, dune restoration work is underway by two separate crews, between 4465 - 6185 South Highway A1A.
Work elsewhere in the south beaches will continue through April 30th. Sand will be placed along most of the shoreline, but because of scheduling constraints, and sand placement restrictions during sea turtle nesting season, certain less critically eroded areas at the south and north ends of the south beaches may not be completed until late 2023 or early 2024. Specifically, work south of 8475 South Highway A1A and likely north of 3035 South Highway A1A will not be completed until late 2023 or early 2024.
Progress updates will continue to be posted here regularly while the project is still underway.