Project Photos

Project Background and Status

The New Jersey Shore Protection, Great Egg Harbor and Peck Beach, (Ocean City), NJ project consists of providing initial beach fill, with subsequent periodic nourishment, with a minimum berm width of 100 feet at an elevation of +8.0 National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD). The beach fill extends from the Seaview Road Groin southwest to 34th Street where it meets the Great Egg Harbor Inlet to Townsends Inlet project. This plan required the initial placement of approximately 6.2 million cubic yards of material and subsequent periodic nourishment of approximately 1.1 million cubic yards every 3 years. Initial construction was completed in 1992. The project has been nourished/repaired in subsequent years. 

The material for the initial construction and periodic nourishment is taken from the ebb shoal area located approximately 5,000 feet offshore of the Great Egg Harbor Inlet. This periodic dredging of the ebb shoal area helps alleviate the navigation difficulties in the inlet. 

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is the non-federal sponsor of the project. 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fiscal Year 2022 Work Plan provided $17 million to initiate and complete periodic nourishment. USACE began construction in fall of 2022 and beachfill operations concluded in February 2023. 



Oct. 1992

Phase 1 of Initial Construction

Mar. 1993

Phase 2 of Initial Construction


Periodic nourishments in subsequent years

May 2013

Periodic nourishment & FCCE Restoration (Sandy)

Dec. 2017

 Periodic nourishment

Sept. 2020

 Periodic nourishment