The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) released its much-anticipated annual list of the nation’s best restored beaches.
This year’s list provides representation from the west, east and the Gulf coasts of the United States.
The 2014 winners are:
– Aquia Landing County Park, Stafford County, VA;
– Cocoa Beach, Brevard County, FL;
– Iroquois Point Beach, Oahu, HI;
– North Topsail Beach, NC.
“As Americans flock to our nation’s coastline during the upcoming beach season, most do not even realize they may be enjoying a restored beach,” said ASBPA President Harry Simmons. “Coastal communities have restored more than 370 beaches in the United States, including such iconic beaches as Jones Beach in New York, Ocean City in Maryland, Virginia Beach, Miami Beach, Galveston Island in Texas and Waikiki Beach in Hawaii.”
For the last 40 years, beach restoration has been the preferred method of shore protection in coastal communities. Beach restoration is the process of placing beach-quality sand on dwindling beaches to reverse or offset the effects of erosion.
Press Release, May 20, 2014