These San Diego County Beaches Are Getting Better Soon -

These San Diego County Beaches Are Getting Better Soon

A number of San Diego County beaches are slated to get better with a sand replenishment project over the next couple of months.

Whether you’re a visitor to San Diego or you’re living in Encinitas, you may have noticed that many beaches in the area have become rocky in recent months. Part of that is normal coastal erosion, while recent historic storms also played a part.

However, these San Diego County beaches could soon see a replenishment. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently completed a sand replenishment project in Solana Beach, and is currently gearing up to replenish Encinitas area beaches.

As of writing, the engineers are assembling their equipment at Moonlight Beach. They plan on widening Encinitas beaches by about 50 feet along a 7,800-foot stretch from Beacons beach to Boneyards beach.

More than 340,000 cubic yards of sand will be used to improve the San Diego County beaches.

The plan is all part of a Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Project that has been in the works for more than two decades. In January, the project widened the beaches along Solana Beach by about 150 feet, stretching from Tide Park to the city limits at Del Mar.

As part of the project, federal officials plan to replenish the beaches in Solana Beach and Encinitas every five to 10 years over the course of the project, which is expected to last until 2074.

The sand, of course, is meant to be a buffer to slow shoreline erosion, which threatens coastal properties all along the California coast. Additionally, sandy beaches are a tourist draw — and one of the main reasons why San Diego beaches are some of the best on the West Coast.

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