Sea Bright Beach Recovery After Sandy
A look back on the devastation and ahead on beach restoration four months after the storm
It's been four months since Hurricane Sandy ravaged Sea Bright, destroying businesses and homes and bringing what was left of the beach right onto Ocean Avenue.
Since then, plows cleared the streets and piled sand in parking lot mountains, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers got to work on a pre-Sandy sanctioned beach replenishment and Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long announced that beach badges were for sale at half price.
The people of Sea Bright were and are determined to see the beach buzzing with dedicated beach bums at the start of the season.
After sand dredged from the Army Corps' barge widened the swath of sand that Sandy washed away, the small public beach boardwalk still needs to be replaced and, but there's less debris and mountains of cleaner sand that now dot the horizon, looking like the a desert in another land.
It's still Sea Bright and, as Long has said many times, it is coming back.
Take a look at the photos above to see how far the beachfront restoration has come since Sandy. Click here for photos of the area right after Sandy hit and see the progress.