Finally after over 7 months of work and $16 million dollars later, the beach renourishment project at St. Augustine Beach has been completed. This has positively affected the St. Augustine Beach Pier and Pier Park allowing beach access during both low and high tide periods. As you may remember, the beach access at the pier was very difficult and often closed before the beach renourishment project.
From my perspective standing on the beach and looking back at the pier, it is going to be a long time before the pier has any amount of water beneath it’s pilings for fishing to return for the local anglers. The current sand line extends out to the end of the pier, even during the high tide period. We have seen this happen before with previous renourishment projects. Not to worry. Soon the sea and all its tidal fury will reclaim the sand and the St. Augustine Beach Pier will return to being a local fishing hot spot and surfers paradise.
You can read more about the recent renourishment project in a recent article feature in the St. Augustine Record titled Renourishment Gives St. Augustine Beach a New Look by Stuart Korfhage at the following link: http://staugustine.com/news/local-news/2012-09-12/renourishment-gives-st-augustine-beach-new-look#.UFNOAlF5GSp. You can also see some recent pictures listed below.