Beach nourishment moves sand from a source place to a beach as a strategy to slow its erosion. While beach nourishment does not completely prevent erosion, it allows the natural elements to “munch” on something else. It protects roadways and buildings near the coastline. Many coastal American destinations from the Northeast to the Southwest implement beach nourishment, including the Outer Banks.
Our guests have asked us about beach nourishment this year in the Outer Banks. We’ve compiled a list of answers to their most common questions below: