Long Island Shoreline
The Atlantic coastline along Long Island, New York, extends from Montauk Point to Coney Island, covering 120 miles of several smaller barrier island shorelines. The beaches provide frontline protection from large storm events for many New Yorkers, as well as robust tourism and recreation opportunities. In recent years, there have been several federally authorized coastal storm risk management projects along the Long Island coastline as part of the Corps’ Coastal Protection Strategy. These projects include borrowing sand from an offshore source and pumping it ashore to replenish the beach and the coast’s dune and berm systems, which were designed and built to reduce the risk of storm damage to homes and infrastructure. GLDD has dredged and placed millions of cubic yards of sand along the coastlines of Long Island for several purposes, including beach restoration for shoreline protection and recreation, dune grass planting to restore native plant and bird habitats, and improving pedestrian access to this vibrant coastline.