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Beach Nourishment

The Town of Topsail Beach is committed to maintaining its beaches through the process of beach nourishment.  Beach nourishment describes the process by which sediment (usually sand) that is lost through erosion is replaced from sources outside the eroding beach.  This creates a wider beach that is better able to withstand the natural causes of erosion.  The repetitive process of beach nourishment maintains the natural barrier that provides coastal homes and buildings protection from the ocean.  The Town of Topsail Beach is able to maintain their beach nourishment program through a "30 Year Beach Management Plan".

2023 - 2024 Beach Nourishment Project Information:

Norfolk Dredging is done dredging the inlet and placing sand on the beach, they will be working over the next few weeks to demobilize.

Local Storm Damage Reduction (SDR) Updates:

FAQs  Sand Fencing Info


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inlet survey: UPDATED WINTER 2024
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YouTube Channel - Updated 12-12-23

2023-24 Beach Nourishment Photos - Updated 12-12-23