Disability Connection


Blue Water Beaches

Allison Anderson, Coastal Research & Extension Center

Coastal water blue instead of brown? Here’s an idea…

The Hancock County Greenways Committee is searching for a way to overcome the unpleasant appearance of the brown water along the beach, by building a second seawall and creating a new bluewater ecosystem close to shore. The blue water beaches would help the ecology, provide an increased resilience against storm surge and the natural economic benefit of a more attractive place to live and visit.

If completed, Hancock County would be home to the only blue water beach between Orange Beach in Alabama, and Galveston, Texas.

Beach Section Perspective
Bluewater beach sketch.