Beach sand mining - a growing environmental problem

What is beach sand mining?

Beach sand mining is the removal of sand from the beach usually for use in concrete for new construction.


This article highlights the negative impacts of this activity and is based on information from our 2007 trip to Morocco.

The purpose of this website is to track news articles and reports of beach sand mining activities available on the internet in English.  Please email us articles would would like to see included in the database.

Where is beach sand mining happening?

Below is a power point presentation I gave in 2009 at the Annual Meeting of the European Geosciences Union.