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Sea Island “Spit” Seeks Erosion Controls

Posted on December 7, 2015

By Dan Chapman, AJC

Environmentalists Wednesday lambasted the Sea Island Co.’s plans to keep an already fragile beach — where eight multil-million dollar homes are proposed — from further eroding into the Atlantic Ocean.

Owners of Sea Island, the posh coastal resort favored by well-to-do Atlantans, seek state and federal permission to build a groin — a long, narrow, rocky structure in the water that prevents erosion in certain areas — as well as the addition of 120,000 yards of sand and a sand dune system along the so-called “spit” south of The Cloister.


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