National Beach Nourishment Database

American Shore and Beach Preservation Association

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This database features information on nearly 400 projects that have placed nearly 1.5 billion cubic yards of sand along the continental U.S. coastline. The database includes the number of nourishment events, oldest project, newest project, known total cost, total volume, and known length. Pie charts for each project also indicate whether the project was a federal beach nourishment, a regional sediment management placement of dredged navigation sand on the beach, or other type of project such as state, local, or privately sponsored.


  • Search a database of U.S. beach nourishment projects
  • Find the volume of sand, length of restored coast, and cost per project
  • See who sponsored specific projects by location