Bathtub Reef Beach reopens on the Treasure Coast in South Florida!

Bathtub Reef Beach reopens on the Treasure Coast in South Florida!

Whether you are looking to make South Florida your permanent home, or are planning a seasonal residency, during the summer months, you will find that we South Floridians love to celebrate our local beaches. 

On June 16, 2016, locals and tourists alike converged to dedicate the reopening of one of Martin County’s most beloved bathing spots.  As reported by Stuart Magazine®, Bathtub Reef Beach reopened this past week after a four-month-long beach renourishment program.  According to Erin West’s article, “With the help of Ferreira Construction, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Martin County, and Sailfish Point Property Owners Association (POA), the beach has been restored to its original glory after sustaining damage from erosion and the 2012 hurricane season.

Work on the $5.3 million project began in February.”

Additionally, West mentions, “You can’t do something this big, this complex, without great partnerships, and as long as you have them, you can move mountains of sand, and truly we have,” Martin County Commissioner Doug Smith said during a ribbon-cutting event Thursday morning.  

The project—which brought in 325,000 cubic yards of sand—involved dredging from the St. Lucie Inlet and nearby flood shoals.  The approach allowed the county to ensure the safety and navigability of the Inlet for local boaters, as well as the preservation of the offshore reef system that provides shelter for more than 500 marine species, including endangered sea turtles. 

In fact, the shallow water and “bathtub” effect of the swimming spot is due in part to the reef.”

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Article by: Jeannie M. Ferrara

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