Boca’s expansive and famous beaches are just getting bigger. After extensive delays due to weather and broken cables, a team is dredging sand from just offshore with a giant fleet of boats and improving the sandy beaches around the Palmetto Park Road area just in time for summer. Erosion is a constant force on any beach, and in Boca Raton there’s the need every few years to expand the beaches by reclaiming the sand that’s washed out to sea through the mechanical process of dredging. The end result are expanded beaches that are as pristine and identical to a “natural” beach, just larger.
Off of Palm Beach, there are reports that this team has damaged coral reef, which is under investigation according to reports.