In the long term, over years, the beach nourishment will provide sand to the neighboring beaches. This is called a "down-drift" benefit of the nourishment, meaning that adjacent beaches will receive sand redistributed from the nourishment area by the longshore current. Beaches are dynamic and evolve over time. In the winter, sand is removed from the beach and deposited on the nearshore bars. The gentle waves of summer then move the sand from the bars back to the beach face. Beach nourishment will not stop shoreline recession in eroding areas, but only delay the shoreline from retreating. Beach nourishment increases the life span of the shore. For this reason, future periodic beach re-nourishment projects will be necessary.