Beach nourishment is the supply of sand to the beach to increase the recreational value and/or to compensate for the effect of shore erosion by feeding sand on the beach.
Besides beach nourishment, two other types of shore nourishment are also applied: backshore nourishment and shoreface nourishment. The background of shore nourishment and the different types of nourishment are also described in Shore nourishment.
- Mangor, Karsten. 2004. “Shoreline Management Guidelines”. DHI Water and Environment, 294pp.