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Shoreline improvement project is a wrap!

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Sebastian Inlet Executive Director James Gray discusses the completed shoreline stabilization project with  the contractors, Sea and Shoreline, LLC,  during a final walk-through inspection on October 21. 

The North and South shorelines along the Sebastian Inlet channel glisten in the sunlight. New coquina and granite rocks bejewel the edges of the waterway, adding protection from erosional forces, such as wave action from boats and hurricanes.

Sebastian Inlet Executive Director James Gray conducted a final walk-through inspection with the contractor (Sea and Shoreline, LLC) and Sebastian Inlet State Park Manager Ken Torres on October 21. The group checked sidewalks for cracks, examined newly-laid sod and, of course, the rock revetments that run along both shorelines. 

Hurricanes Mathew (2016) and Dorian (2019) eroded portions of the north and south shorelines along the Sebastian Inlet Channel. The project began on May 11 at the North shore, west of Cove Road, wrapping up on October 21. 

The contractor rehabilitated approximately 655 feet of shoreline along the North Shore of Sebastian Inlet.  The work included covering a relic steel seawall near the tide pool with limestone rip rap.

At the South shoreline, crews have covered bare areas with limestone rock..  Repairs include the catwalk under the State Road A1A Bridge west to the T-Dock. 

The refurbished shorelines already passed their first test with the passing of Hurricane Ian on Sept. 28.

Ad valorem taxes funded the $1.1 million project

 (Last updated 10-24-2022)

Highlights from the completed North Shoreline portion of the project (below)



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The north shoreline as it appeared on May 13, 2002, prior to the commencement of the stabilization project. 


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The North shoreline as it now appears


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A fisheye view of the completed south shoreline.