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Florida is home to several of the world's most beautiful beaches. Each year, millions of visitors flock to our coasts to explore and enjoy their beauty. Our beaches provide recreational opportunities; habitat for hundreds of species of fish, birds and other wildlife; and a livelihood for millions of Americans.

The Jacksonville District is responsible for 1,300 miles of the state's 1,800 miles of coastline. In fact, we construct and maintain over 30% of the nation's total shore protection projects.

Coasts are dynamic areas, buffeted by storms — some mild and some fierce like hurricanes — that can change the way the area looks and functions over time. Erosion caused by storms eats away at developed land and ocean surges during storms can lead to flooding. Coastal areas and the wildlife that call them home also are impacted upon by natural events and human activities.

The Corps is an important partner in numerous programs and projects designed to help protect the economy and the environment of our nation's coastal areas by reducing the effects of these threats.

Corps coastal protection and restoration projects include:

  • Beach fills and nourishment to protect against storm surge and wave-generated erosion;
  • Construction of shore structures, such as sea walls, breakwaters, and revetments, to protect against Flooding and erosion; and
  • Best practices and management, like regional sediment management.

Projects & Studies

County Project Location Project Name Management Contact
Brevard County

Cape Canaveral, Melbourne, Indialantic

Beach Erosion Control

Phone: 904-232-3292
FAX: 904-232-2201

Broward County & Hillsboro Inlet Deerfield Beach Segment I, Pompano Beach Segment II, Lauderdale-by-the-sea Segment II, Fort Lauderdale Segment III, Hollywood Segment III, Dania Segment III, Hallandale Segment III Beach Erosion Control & Navigation

Phone: 904-232-1550
FAX: 904-232-2201

Dade County Sunny Isles, Haulover Beach Park, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach north and south, Key Biscayne (Section 103 Project) Beach Erosion Control & Hurricane Protection

Phone: 904-232-1458

FAX: 904-232-2201

Duval County Duval County Shore Protection Phone: 904-232-1381
FAX: 904-232-2201
Flagler County Flagler County Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Feasibility Study Phone: 904-232-1381
FAX: 904-232-2201
Lee County Captiva Island, Gasparilla Island, Estero Island Beach Erosion Control

Phone: 904-232-1215 

FAX: 904-232-2201

Manatee County Anna Maria Island, Bradenton Beach, Bridge Street, Indialantic Shore Protection Phone: 904-232-1458
FAX: 904-232-2201
Martin County Hutchinson Island Shore Protection Phone: 904-232-3292
FAX: 904-232-2201
Monroe County Key West, Smathers Beach Shore Protection Phone: 904-232-2451
FAX: 904-232-2201
Nassau County Nassau County Ft. Clinch N. Amelia Island Phone: 904-232-1463
FAX: 904-232-2201
Palm Beach County

1958 Authorization: Palm Beach Island

1962 Authorization: Jupiter/Carlin Segment, Ocean Ridge Segment, Delray Segment, Boca Ration Segment north and central

Martin County Line to Lake Worth Inlet & South Lake Worth Inlet to Broward County Line

Phone: 904-232-1215
FAX: 904-232-2201

Pinellas County Long Key, Sand Key, Treasure Island Shore Protection Phone: 904-232-1458
FAX: 904-232-2201
Sarasota County Longboat Key, Venice Beach Shore Protection Phone: 904-232-2451
FAX: 904-232-2201
Lido Key Beach Erosion Control Phone: 904-232-2451
FAX: 904-232-2201
St. Johns County St. Augustine Beach Shore Protection Phone: 904-232-1381
FAX: 904-232-2201
St. Lucie County Fort Pierce Beach Shore Protection Phone: 904-232-3292
FAX: 904-232-2201

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