2016 Beach Renourishment ProjectPosted by Christina Galbreath-Gonzalez on
Mother Nature has bestowed some of her finest work along the pristine shores of Hilton Head Island. Our beautiful white sand beaches are treasured, nurtured and photographed by generations of islanders and visitors alike, but we must also protect our shores. Beach sand here moves from the center of the island toward its end, dictated by Port Royal Sound to the north and Calibogue Sound to the south. Hilton Head Island is a “transgressive” relic coastal barrier and this type beach erosion---the massive and continual movement of sand---is a naturally-occurring phenomenon.
As part of the Town of Hilton Head’s long-term strategy for restoring and maintaining our beaches, beach renourishment is necessary every seven to ten years, depending on weather…
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