General




Connect with Port Canaveral on facebook Follow Port Canaveral on twitter

Preserving the Natural Balance of Brevard's Beaches

Port Canaveral's ocean entrance and harbor are man-made. When the inlet was opened, new water and wind patterns were created which reversed the original southerly drift of sand along the Atlantic shoreline. This aggravated erosion of the beaches south of the jetties and build up of beaches to the north. Port Canaveral was the first deepwater port in the state to formulate a plan to minimize or reverse its effects on adjacent beaches. When the Canaveral Harbor Inlet Management Plan was finalized in 1994, it included pioneering sand management strategies that continue to be implemented today through a partnership of the Canaveral Port Authority, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Jacksonville District), the State of Florida and Brevard County.

Strategies include:

  Nearshore disposal of beach-compatible sediment dredged from the harbor. Roughly one-third of this sand has returned to the active beach.

  Sand-tightening and extension of the north and south jetties at the harbor entrance.

The Port Authority continues to be proactive in making inlet improvements, refining dredging practices and renourishing beaches to combat local beach erosion from all causes. Approaching the problem from multiple directions, the Port Authority also has participated in projects to increase native vegetation on the dunes – planting sea oats provides natural protection from erosion. But perhaps our most crucial ongoing role is in successfully courting the federal and state attention and money needed to fund major beach restoration efforts throughout our region.



 




Brevard Sheriff Takes Law Enforcement Reins on October 1
read more

Public Notice Of Canaveral Port Authority's Intent To Enter Into Lease
read more

Port & Business Leaders Brief Obama Administration
read more

Scrap Metal Exporter Pens New Terminal Agreement
read more

FACTS ON STATUS OF GT USA-PORT CANAVERAL AGREEMENT
read more

Union Negotiation meeting
read more

Port Authority to Host Reverse Trade Show for Vendors
read more

Canaveral Allocated $1.6 Million in 2014 Port Security Grant Funding
read more

Port Authority Asks For FDLE Probe of its Parking Operations
read more

2014 State of the Port Video
Part 1
Part 2

Port Canaveral signs 35-year agreement with Gulftainer USA
read more

Port Canaveral: Reaching Above and Beyond video
watch video

2014 State of the Port PowerPoint Presentation
download

Tiger VI
read more

Cruise Terminal 1 Construction Cam
read more

Port Staff Coffee Chats
read more

Commission Meetings
read more

New Digital Magazine
now available - see and hear the action

Digital Recreation Guide & Map - visit