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The Surfrider Foundation has worked on the issue of beach replenishment since the late 1990’s. Over the years we have slowly but surely educated the public and decision makers about the problems associated with beach replenishment yet the state of New Jersey continues to dump millions into the harmful process.
If you’re new to beach replenishment, we have just what you need to get caught up. The Surfrider Foundation has an online coastal knowledge resource, Beachapedia, where you can educate yourself on all things coastal preservation. To jump right into beach fill, click here!

While beach replenishment is often perceived as beneficial, it comes with an abundance of negative & harmful costs. These costs include beach access restrictions, swimmer safety, harm to marine life, poor sand quality, environmental degradation, sustainability & more. The list goes on, and on…and on.

To learn more about these negative and harmful impacts, please use the links below which dive deeper into each specific issue.

Beach Access Restrictions
Beach Safety
– Sustainability
Harm To Marine Life
Poor Sand Quality / Non-Sand Issues
– Environmental Degradation
Dredging Impacts at Borrow Areas
Economic Impacts

And here are some thoughts on alternatives to beach replenishment.