Broward County's Coastal Dunes

The Natural Resource Division is implementing an action plan that seeks to create or restore sand dunes along 80% of the County's shoreline to enhance our coastal resilience.

Native dune vegetation traps and accumulates sand to create a reservoir that serves as a natural barrier to combat the effects of erosion and flooding caused by severe storms and hurricanes. Beaches with vegetated dunes are more resilient and perform better during storms than beaches without dunes. ​

A Broward County funded dune project.Dunes provide valuable protection from storm surge.