North Carolina’s Legislation on Hardened Structures Reconsidered
By Santa Aguila Foundation
North Carolina law has prohibited hardened structures on its beaches and inlets for more than two decades. A handful of private beachfront homeowners are attempting to undo the ban that has set a national example and protected these public beaches.
This documentary in The Beaches of The World series was made possible thanks to the generous contribution of Glenna Patton.
Join our campaign to support the ban on hardened beach structures.
- Keep Our Beaches Public and Natural by North Carolina Coastal Federation.
- Download a white paper on the negative impacts of Groins (PDF).
- Additional information on beach stabilization techniques and structures can be found at the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines.
- Download the State of North Carolina Bill (SB 832) (PDF) to permit the use of hardened beach structures.