What’s the Worth of Battling Beach Erosion?

For those of us who live on or very close to the beach, say on barrier islands, the federal and state efforts to nourish and renourish beaches is very important.

There are those who believe the government has no business in either insuring those types of properties or spending the money it takes to pump sand from offshore and re-place it on the beaches.

But there is clear economic benefit to having beaches for recreational purposes, safety for people who live landward of the sea in such cases, and a likelihood that the practice will continue.

Here’s a thoughtful article from Florida Realtors about the subject.. What do you think?



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