It’s easy to walk along Florida’s beaches and just assume Mother Nature did all the work to make them so expansive and beautiful. And while Mother Nature certainly deserves a great deal of credit, these beaches get a lot of help from the communities that line them.
One of the state’s biggest recent beach restoration projects points to the importance of putting a lot of work – and money – into expanding and maintaining these great beaches.
Cocoa Beach recently added 4.7 million cubic yards of beach sand as part of a $39 million beach restoration project. In a ceremony in Washington D.C., this proud seaside community was recognized for being one of only four U.S. beaches named a 2014 “Best Restored Beach” by The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association. Once a narrow, sandy strip lined with concrete seawalls, the iconic beach known for surfing and space exploration has expanded its shoreline by an impressive 160 additional feet.
“Get ready to be impressed,” Florida’s Space Coast Executive Director Eric Garvey said in a news release rightfully bragging about the project. “Our beach improvement program has dramatically enhanced the beach experience here, from surfing to sand-castle building to soaking in the sun.”
Check out these impressive before and after pictures:
See more photos at: www.visitspacecoast.com/recent-news/
As Visit Space Coast tells us:
Beach restoration on Florida’s Space Coast began as an effort to protect the 72-mile-long coastline from threats p...Read More