Fort Pierce Beach FL (C)

April  2022


Fort Pierce Beach, FL
Construction (C)
Congressional District: 18


The Fort Pierce Beach Shore Protection project includes 1.3 miles of shoreline running from immediately south of the Fort Pierce Inlet southward to Surfside Park. The project is on a 2-year renourishment cycle due to impacts to the beach from the federal navigation project at Fort Pierce Inlet. This 2-year renourishment cycle is a much shorter renourishment interval than what is typical for other projects along the east coast of Florida due to the high erosion rate.


Estimated Total Cost $98,300,000
Estimated Federal Cost $66,000,000
Allocation thru FY21 $39,306,000
Allocation for FY22 $0
President’s Budget FY23 $0



St. Lucie County 
2300 Virginia Avenue
Ft. Pierce, Florida 34982-5652


The initial construction of the project occurred in 1971 and the 12th renourishment was completed in May 2021. Sand for the project is dredged from an approved offshore borrow area known as the Capron Shoal and then pumped via a pipeline onto the 1.3 miles of beach south of the Fort Pierce Inlet.

An Amendment to the Project Partnership Agreement between the Department of the Army and the St. Lucie County Erosion District was executed on 20 August 2020. The Agreement extended the federal participation in periodic nourishment from 2020 to 2026.

Fort Pierce Beach Shore Protection Project map