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Fourchon Beach is closed as CPRA completes Phase II of the state's Caminada Headlands project. The beach will remain closed until the project is completed, currently scheduled for mid-to-late 2016. Please see the links below for additional information.

for the CPRA's Caminada Headland Beach & Dune Restoration Project webpage.

CLICK HERE for the Lafourche Parish Government's Boards & Commissions Directory webpage, where you can scroll down to their South Lafourche Beachfront Development District entry for contact information and/or to make inquiries about Fourchon Beach.

CLICK HERE for an interactive map of all of the state's CPRA Master Plan coastal projects.

Louisiana Beaches are alluvial beaches. Though our sand is not as white as Florida's, the beach waterfront is vibrant with more fish than any other beach area. This is due to the many bayous, rivers, and canals that drop sediment directly into the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana. Because of this rich environment, the surf fishing off Fourchon Beach is unlike any other.

With a sand beach over three miles long, swimming, surfing, and crabbing are common activities in the beach area.

The public is asked to take every safety precaution when enjoying the beach, especially when young children are involved, and to please help to keep the beach clean, even though it means picking up trash that is not your own.

CLICK HERE for information on the South Lafourche Beachfront Development District's creation and responsibilities.

CLICK HERE for a printable version of South Lafourche Beachfront Development District Ordinance No. 0801, which contains the rules for using Fourchon Beach. Please follow these rules to make the beach safe and enjoyable for everyone.
Elmer's Island

We get many inquiries about the Elmer's Island beach due to its close proximity to Fourchon Beach. Although Elmer's Island is not in Port Fourchon or under the Port Commission's jurisdiction, it is a state beach and has been a popular local recreational area for generations.

For information on Elmer's Island, please visit the webpage below or contact Julia Lightner at Wildlife & Fisheries at (504) 286-4041.

CLICK HERE for a link to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries Elmer's Island webpage.
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