Those lovely East Coast beaches are not at all natural. Nor are they stable. Recently, a Virginia landscape architecture prof and her students explored how to apply a Dutch model to American shores.
The Dutch idea is called the “Zandmotor” (sand engine), and it’s quite a bit different from the way we nourish beaches here in the U.S. Read the whole article at Landscape Architecture Magazine.
The image is a digital rendering showing how a sand engine might look adjacent to Virginia beach. Courtesy University of Virginia Landscape Architecture Department.