Deployed in:   July-September 2000
Location:   Lat. N27 13.553' , Lon. W80 10.647', within the Nearshore permitted reef area
Depth:   16-24 feet
Profile:   7 feet
     
Materials:   Concrete piles, steel / concrete roadway sections

Nearshore Reefs A, B and C were commissioned to mitigate potential impact from beach renourishment projects in Martin County. Each was constructed with concrete and steel material from the old Evans Crary Bridge. (Larger pieces from the bridge were used further offshore to create the Evans Crary Reef.) Nearshore Reef B is located approximately 1000 feet east of the Tiger Shores Beach Access Area.

When the weather is calm and clear, you’ll find excellent snorkeling at each of the Nearshore Reefs, which are teeming with a variety of juvenile tropical fish. Species include Spadefish, Porkfish, Snook, Goliath Grouper, Stingrays and more. These sites are also a popular area for anglers to catch bait fish.

Watch a video of the Nearshore B Reef (Flash Video, 3:42)