Beach Replenishment

Current Beach Replenishment Progress:

Beach Replenishement work is subject to bad weather and equipment breakdowns. The information posted here is based on the best currently available data. Actual work sequence, progress and beach closure areas may change at any time.

Sand pumping is expected to begin the week of February 25th and continue through May 15. Work will start on the north end of the beach, moving south . During sand pumping operations, sections of the beach can be closed for up to three days.  During sand pumping, construction operations and equipment  run around the clock.

Today's Date: May 9, 2014
Areas of Work this Week: Beachfill: 28th St to 7th St (Tentative)
Beach Areas Closed Today:
Beach Areas Closed Tomorrow:  
Areas Completed to Date: 7th to Virginia Ave.


The Army Corps of Engineers will be conducting beach replenishment in Ocean City this winter and spring. equipment will be arriving in Ocean City the week of January 27th and dune repair work starting at 146th Street will begin on or about January 31st. During dune repair operations sections of the beach may be closed for up to 5 days,  construction operations and equipment  run from sunrise to sunset, 7 days per week. Dune repair work is scheduled t take approximately 3 weeks.

Sand pumping is expected to begin the week of February 25th and continue through March 1. Work will start on the north end of the beach, moving south . During sand pumping operations, sections of the beach can be closed for up to three days.  During sand pumping, construction operations and equipment  run around the clock.

Once sand pumping begins, this web site will be updated on a daily basis showing what sections of the beach have been completed, what sections are currently closed, and what sections are to be closed the following day.

After sand pumping is completed, dune fencing, dune crossovers and dune vegetation will be repaired or replaced.

We apologize for any inconveniences or disruptions caused by the replenishment activities. The Beach Replenishment project is critical to the protection of Ocean City from flooding caused by tropical storms, hurricanes, and Nor’Easters. To date the project has prevented almost $600 million dollars in storm related damages.  The project is jointly funded by the US Army Corps of Engineers, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Worcester County and Ocean City. 

If you have any questions, please contact City Engineer Terry McGean at (410)289-8796 or tmcgean@oceancitymd.gov.