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.

Sand dune vegetation.

Dune Vegetation

No dune restoration project is truly complete without the replenishment of native vegetation. The reintroduction of native vegetation helps to restore the beach / dune ecosystem.

South Reach beach construction.

Restoration Projects

Details about various Brevard County Shore Protection Projects: Canaveral Bypass Project, North Reach, Patrick Air Force Base, Mid Reach, South Reach and South Beaches.

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. The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and their contractor, Dutra Group, is stockpiling sand upon the beach between Spessard Holland North and South Parks. The two parks will generally remain open during this work, but the beach area between them will be closed. Sand stockpiled here will be moved by truck up highway A1A to the Mid Reach. Mid Reach sand placement will begin between Pineda Causeway and Hightower Park in January and early February. SPRA Park will be closed for most of this time. Later in the spring work will proceed 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.

The South Beaches is the fourth segment of Brevard County’s shoreline and extends south from Spessard Holland Park to Sebastian Inlet. Brevard County is constructing dune restoration work in the South Beaches to repair erosion from Hurricanes Ian and Nicole. Last winter, sand placement was completed from the addresses of 6185 - 8475 South Highway A1A. This year, Brevard County is completing work in the South Beaches. Work is currently underway between Bonsteel Park and Sebastian Inlet State Park. This area will be completed in December. In late December and early January work will be underway between Spessard Holland South Park and Coconut Point Park.

Progress updates will continue to be posted here regularly while the project is still underway.

Hotline Number (321) 574-8855.

Beach Management News

Aug 19, 2020, 8:57 AM by Natural Resources
The reefs are low lying, concrete mats topped with coquina limestone and will be located in approximately fifteen feet of water, roughly 1,000 feet from the beach.