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Bathtub Reef Beach now open
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Posted: 2013 Apr 05 - 07:00

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MARTIN COUNTY -- After being closed for months, Bathtub Reef Beach has reopened to the public.

Large dunes now cover the beach, which had eroded to the point where the county closed the beach in October.

The beach will be fully guarded with Martin County Fire Rescue Ocean Rescue lifeguards.

At this time, there is only limited parking due to the storage of the sand used for dune protection.

The beach has become a favorite with residents because a reef that sits off shore protects the beach from currents and waves.

An emergency renourishment project costing the county $25,000 was mostly washed away when Hurricane Sandy blew through last year, causing four-foot storm surges.

The county was not able to receive federal money from Hurricane Sandy to help pay for the beach renourishment. They were, however, able to use some of the federal money they received from Hurricane Isaac, who struck in August.

The last time the beach had a dune restoration project was renourished was in 2010.




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