Surfside Beach Erosion Control & Hurricane Protection
The beach renourishment project is part of the Miami-Dade County Beach Erosion Control and Hurricane Protection Project. In order to address critical beach erosion in Surfside, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in coordination with Miami-Dade County and the Town of Surfside, will place approximately 330,000 cubic yards of beach quality sand, hauled by truck from an upland mine, to renourish the public beach in Surfside. The beach renourishment project provides coastal storm risk management, including beach erosion control and hurricane surge protection. Adding sand to the coastal system helps to keep the erosive power of strong waves from reaching dunes and structures, and buffers against the effects of seasonal and major storms like hurricanes; thereby protecting coastal properties, preserving wildlife, and supporting tourism and the economy. The beach renourishment is expected to take place on the beach between 87th Terrace and 96th Street.