Deployed in:   August / September 2000
Location:   Lat. N27 14.412' , Lon. W80 11.098', within the Nearshore permitted reef area
Depth:   14-22 feet
Profile:   8 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.) Located approximately 900 feet from the shoreline just south of the Jensen Public Beach, Nearshore Reef A is the northernmost and smallest of the three reefs.

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.