Vilano Beach 50-Year Army Corps Beach Project

Announcements

USACE South Ponte Vedra and Vilano Beach Coastal Storm Risk Management Project The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has completed dredging and sand placement as of 12/10/23, and will continue to work on dune plantings, the installation of post & rope at public access points, and de-mobilizing equipment. This project extends from Serenata Beach Club to approximately 250 ft north of Nease Beach’s front park. Surfside Park is to remain closed until de-mobilization, which is expected to be complete in March 2024.

Project Details

  • The project extends from Serenata Beach Club to approximately 250 ft north of Nease Beach’s front park.
  • Fifty-year project with periodic nourishments.
  • Rebuilding the dune to the generalized 2015 conditions and widening the flat beach by 60 feet from where it was in 2015.
  • The first nourishment event occurred in 2020/2021 and was severely impacted by a Nor’easter. The USACE, through FCCE funding, is scheduled to reconstruct the beach project starting mid-August 2023.
  • For more information, please see the

Anticipated Schedule

  • Post and Rope Installation – Feb 25-29, 2024
  • Dune Plantings – March 4-15, 2024
  • Project Completion – Spring 2024

Funding

  • The project has been fully approved and funded using a combination of USACE, State, County Tourist Development “Bed Tax”, and MSTU funds.
aerial view of Vilano Beach coastal project