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Jun 20, 2014 8:47 AM by AP

Fourchon beach closed for summer

Beach-goers will again not be able to use Fourchon Beach this year.

Ricky Cheramie, chairman of the Lafourche Beachfront Development Commission, tells The Courier the beach has been closed for cleanup of the 2010 BP oil spill in previous years but is closed this year because of a large coastal restoration project.

Contractors for the state are spreading some 8 million cubic yards of sand along the wave-beaten stretch to restore about 13 miles of beach.

Meanwhile, those looking for a white-sand experience can visit Grand Isle or Elmer's Island just to the west.

Elmer's Island, which is controlled by the state, is opened seven days a week, 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset.

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