Why do we only grade the vehicular access ramps and not the beach?

  • 19 March 2024

Scraping the soft, dry sand down the travel lane, running north to south, on the beach would require moving a large volume of sand. Doing so would result in lowered beach elevations and increased landward wave penetration. North to south grading is inconsistent with the statutory protections of beach-dune system stability under Florida Statutes.