Beach Nourishment & Profiling

Beach nourishment and profiling are a cost-effective means of maintaining a high quality beach, especially if only small cosmetic improvements are necessary, budgetary constraints exist and a larger protection structure is not feasible.

Ecocoast regularly carries out beach nourishment and profiling works to:

  • Create wider beaches
  • Reduce erosion scarp and sand loss
  • Replace poor quality sand

These works are generally coupled with beach cleaning works to improve the quality of the beach. Ecocoast manages the entire process from survey, design, approvals, sand supply to profiling and cleaning.

What types of sand do we use? As a general guideline, course beach sand is less affected by wind and wave erosion and creates a more stable beach, requiring less cleaning. For pure back-filling purposes, sand that has a higher percentage of silts is usually more cost-effective.

Ecocoast works with a variety of sand and fill material for use in coastal construction projects, ranging from high grade beach sand to back-fill and due sand. General types:

  • Beach sand (dredge material)
  • High grade beach sand (small natural shells)
  • High grade beach sand (pure, fine, white) 


Case Study

The Westin Dubai

THE BRIEF Ecocoast was contracted to carry out beach nourishment and profiling works at The...