Beachfront communities in Florida maintain and restores their beaches on a regular basis. In many communities a Beach Cleaner can be seen raking the sand clean and free of debris almost every day.
On average, beach restoration will take place about every 10 years at ten million dollars each time. If you never seen beach restoration done, it is definitely a sight to see.
A submerged pipe of up to five miles long will bring dredged sand from the barge to the beach and a bulldozer and front-end loader will spread the sand on the beach.
Workers are able to do about a city block in a week. The beach will expand from an eroded width of about 50 ft. to about a hundred fifty feet wide.
For the shell lovers this is a great time to fine sharks teeth and maybe even some old relics like musket balls - you never know!