There are many forms of beach protection. Some are preferred for the Outer Banks, some are not. Here you will find information on Dunes, Wave Breaks, Nourishment, etc. If you wish to contribute new ideas or add to our information, contact us and email!
Wikipedia is a great source of basic information regarding different techniques for protection:
Link: Here is an article about Geotextiles, a new idea which may prove very helpful in protecting imperiled properties! We need to get this information flowing, and work with CAMA to realize the potential this technology offers as we work to protect our homes.
Link: This is how Wikipedia describes Beach Nourishment, a process that has proven effective in Nags Head, and many towns are looking at as a necessary, although costly, first step to creating a sustainable beach protection program!
Link here to learn more about Sea Level Rise, a controversial issue which is often at the forefront of discussion regarding coastal maintenance programs. Both sides of the argument are good considerations for protecting ourselves.
Link here to see information about Sea Walls, structures that are not preferred here on the Outer Banks due to the unsightliness, false securities, and lack of clean beaches, they provide.