Indian River County‘s current Beach Program began back in 1988 when the first Beach Preservation Plan (BPP) was adopted. This original plan separated our 22.6 miles of coast line into 8 beach management sectors, the same we use today. These sectors are broken up based on coastal condition and jurisdictional boundaries, as well as dominant coastal properties, beach nourishment events, historic shoreline/volume changes, upland development, and environmental resources.
The goal of Indian River County’s Beach Program is to conserve the indispensable asset that is our Atlantic coastline. Indian River County’s Atlantic coastline provides economic and recreational value, critical environmental habitat, and storm protection. Through the IRC Beach Program, strategic management action is taken in order to mitigate effects from storm events and climate change for a more resilient future.