Beach nourishment operations currently underway in Buxton; Operations in Avon paused

Aerial image of the subline in Buxton. [Courtesy of Coastal Science & Engineering]

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. has announced that beach nourishment operations in Buxton are currently underway.


On the afternoon of Thursday, June 30, 2022, the dredge Ellis Island began pumping sand along the beach from a landing point located near the south end of Tower Circle in Buxton and is heading south.

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. will pump sand on the beach from that landing point and continue moving south until it reaches the southern end of the project area, which is located near the original location of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.

Beach nourishment operations in Avon have now been paused and will resume once a second dredge—the Liberty Island—arrives in Dare County in early to mid-July.

Click here to view the Avon project progress map, which shows the sections of shoreline where beach nourishment has already been completed.


Click here to view the Buxton project map, which shows the section of shoreline where beach nourishment is currently underway, as well as areas that are closed for the staging of construction equipment.

For more detailed information about the Avon and Buxton beach nourishment projects, visit

Aerial image of beach nourishment progress in Avon captured on June 29, 2022. [Courtesy of Coastal Science & Engineering]

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