GLDD crews busy at Buckroe Beach in Hampton

Buckroe Beach in Hampton, Virginia, is currently undergoing a replenishment.

City of Hampton, Virginia

The beach’s boardwalk got a facelift in 2021, and now the beach itself gets a refresh.

The beach replenishment will add sand will add to the beach from Pilot Avenue in the north down to Point Comfort Avenue.

The last time Buckroe Beach got a replenishment was in 2004.

Robin McCormick, a spokeswoman for the City of Hampton, said the city hired Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company (GLDD) to get the work done by the end of January.

Great Lakes is sourcing the new sand from an area of the Chesapeake Bay called “horseshoe shoals,” which is about two miles into the bay.

“The beach will need to be closed during this time for safety. Of course, we try to align our permits so we are ready to do all work during the off-season,” McCormick said.

During that time, the boardwalk will stay open.