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.
In response to Hurricane Ian and Tropical Storm Nicole restoration work in the Mid Reach and South Reach, as well as the South Beaches, is beginning.
The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) managing the Mid Reach and South Reach projects and their contractor Dutra 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, and during late April will be closed at times. Spessard Holland South will always remain open. Sand stockpiled here will be moved by truck up highway A1A to the Mid Reach.
Mid Reach sand placement, after recent delays, will begin between Pineda Causeway and Hightower Park in late February or early March. SPRA Park will be closed for most of this time and Seagull Park may be closed intermittently. Pineda Beach Park, less that a mile north of SPRA, will not be impacted by the project. 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.
A Mid Reach progress map can be seen here: http://olsen-associates.com/brevardbeach/
The South Beaches is the southern 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. This year, Brevard County is completing sand placement in the South Beaches. Work is complete north Floridana Beach and south of Bonsteel Park. Work is currently underway between 6915 S. A1A and 5515 S. A1A. This Years work will be completed by mid-March, and sea oats will be planted along the dune in the early spring of 2025.
Progress updates will continue to be posted here regularly while the project is still underway.
Hotline Number (321) 574-8855.