Beach Armoring


Taking an active approach to protecting the beloved coastline in Florida’s Blue Mountain Beach, The Retreat works with environmental experts and engineers to maintain proper beach nourishment and ensure protection from future storms.

Following damage from hurricanes in 2004 and 2005, permitting was acquired to install geo tubes under the sand. Geo tubes are long sock-like vessels filled with sand and water which are pushed against the base of the dune then covered with sand and freshly planted sea oats. The sea oats secure the dune and encourage future sand accumulation, preserving the coast and maintaining natural habitats.