The initial project included removal of a derelict groin field and placement of beach fill along 16,390 feet (3.1 miles). The complete Lee County project area, from Boca Grande Pass to 17th Street, is listed as critically eroded shoreline by Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). 

The most recent beach nourishment project was completed in June 2019 by the Army Corps of Engineers, and added sand from Banyan Street to 18th Street, and on the Gasparilla Island State Park segment surrounding Belcher Road from Seagrape Park south toward the Boca Grande Lighthouse.

Project History

Date Completed​Length​Volume​Construction Cost
​April 2007​3.1 miles​1,072,781​$11.8 million
​December 2013​3.1 miles​433,424​$7.3 million
​July 2019
​1.6 + 0.4 miles
​$6.5 million

This project is cost shared through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Download the latest state funding application for additional project details.

Download the latest physical monitoring report.

For additional information, contact us via email or phone at 239-533-8109.