First published in October, 1933, Shore & Beach is the quarterly, peer-reviewed journal of the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) dedicated to publishing sound, interesting technical information concerning the shores and beaches of the nation and the world.
The main purpose of Shore & Beach is to further the goals of ASBPA as affirmed in the mission statement of the organization: ASBPA is dedicated to preserving, protecting and enhancing our coasts by merging science and public policy.
Papers are accessible and comprehensible to everyone with a stake in the coast. Shore & Beach provides a forum not only for scientists and engineers, but also for elected officials, property owners, residents, and beach-goers; that is, all the natural constituents of ASBPA.
The journal strives to publish high-quality papers that contribute to the knowledge base necessary for sound coastal decision-making and the important contemporary debates concerning shores and beaches everywhere. Content includes coastal scientific, economic, social, and political findings, coastal observations, and editorials. The journal recognizes that accurate and relevant information made widely available is the foundation of a democratic nation.