Shoreline Protection

Shoreline Protection

Beach Inlet Sound Advisory Committee

BISAC formed by BOA December 6, 2021

Vision: The Beach, Inlet, and Sound Advisory Committee vision is to advise and provide direction and recommendations on shoreline protection and environmental matters to the North Topsail Beach, Board of Alderman according to the BISAC Charter.
Mission Statement: The Mission of the Beach, Inlet, and Sound Advisory Committee is to serve as a long-term advisory committee to the North Topsail Beach, Board of Alderman by identifying management and financial opportunities for shoreline protection according to the BISAC Charter


BISAC meets fourth Tuesday of month @ 10:30 am (except July & November)

Shoreline Protection Overview

By its nature, beach nourishment will always be an on-going Town project. This Shoreline Protection Overview- Jan 2022 Update is an outline of work completed and future planned projects for Phases 1-5. There are a lot of factors that have to fall into place, among them are weather, approval from state and federal regulatory agencies, financing and availability of contractors. These factors significantly affect our ability to complete a project as outlined in the overview. If you have any questions, please send an email to the Town Clerk

Overview of Projects by Phase

Shoreline Protection

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Shoreline Protection Links


  • NC Division of Coastal Management: CAMA-Interactive-Mapper

    • Note: This is very useful tool. By clicking on the ‘layers’ icon one can find erosion rate, development lines, static vegetation line, and many other ‘layers’ for your section of beach.

Coastal News

  • Beach News – covering Coastal Carolina (Carteret Co.)

  • NC Coastal Review Online (CRO)

  • Carteret County Shore Protection Office: (Organization)

Coastal Resources Commission (CRC)

Coastal Management


  • WRAL Documentary:  Sea Change (video)

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Topsail Island

  • Topsail Island Shoreline Protection Commission (TISPC)

  • North Topsail Beach - Beach, Inlet, Sound Advisory Committee (BISAC)

  • Topsail Beach – Beach, Inlet, Sound Committee (TB-BIS)

  • Surf City – Beach Nourishment Committee (SC-BNC)

  • Topsail Island – History and General Information (TI)

Sea-Level Rise

Shoreline Associations

  • NC Beach, Inlet & Waterway Association (NCBIWA)

  • North Carolina Coastal Federation (NC-CF)

  • American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA)

  • Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association (AIWWA)