After Hurricane Florence, the landscape of the beaches along Bogue Banks changed dramatically. Many wooden access stairways were destroyed due to rising tidewater and multiple days of increased wave activity. Luckily for many oceanfront homeowners, the primary dune structures stood tall and stopped water from rushing under homes and onto neighboring streets. Looking back a little over a year later, a lot of effort has gone into making sure that these beaches are being properly restored for the thousands of locals and vacationers who enjoy them. Although wind has blown sand back to its natural area in front of the primary dune structures, the secondary dunes (also known as Baby Dunes) were wiped out over the prolonged hurricane period. The process of restoring the beaches back to normal and providing protection for future storm development is funded through various sources and managed by the Carteret County Shore Protection Agency (You can learn more about them by clicking the button below).