Grand Hotel Marriott Resort Headland Pocket Beach

A recreational amenity beach was designed for the resort along the shore of Mobile Bay using beach nourishment and headland breakwaters to permanently stabilize the shoreline. This project has survived design conditions in Hurricane Katrina. South Coast Engineers’ staff designed the coastal engineering aspects of this project including the overall concept and the structure and sand configuration.  The shoreline has adopted a permanent, equilibrium shape in response to the wave climate and the structure configuration which is very similar to the shoreline shape predicted during design.