Chatham Bars Inn Resort and Spa

Project Highlights

  • Environmental and regulatory permitting
  • Beach restoration & long-term monitoring for future nourishment
  • Wastewater treatment facility design
  • Civil engineering, layout, and site plan preparation

Facilities Upgrades and Beach Restoration for a Historic Inn

Chatham Bars Inn is a premier oceanfront resort and a celebrated Cape Cod landmark located on 25 landscaped acres overlooking Pleasant Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The historic main inn, guest cottages, and golf course were originally constructed in 1913. Tighe & Bond (work performed as Coastal Engineering Co. prior to acquisition) has collaborated with Chatham Bars Inn on multiple projects, including site facility upgrades, wastewater treatment facility design, and beach restoration.

In 1993, an extensive restoration process began to renovate and modernize the main inn and its surrounding cottages. In addition, a state-of-the art wastewater treatment system was constructed. A new spa facility was designed, complemented by a swimming pool, jacuzzi and outdoor massage cabanas. These efforts were undertaken while ensuring that this premier Cape Cod resort maintains its reputation for excellence and retains its classic heritage and pristine beauty.

Chatham Bars Inn later engaged our team to permit a large beach nourishment project in an extremely tight timeframe – and coordinate the nourishment efforts with both the Town of Chatham and the Barnstable County dredge program for placement of materials, creating a dewatering area and grading to create an artificial dune. The project was designed and the permitting process completed in time for the county dredge to pump dredge material from Aunt Lydia’s Cove directly onto the beach in front of the resort. As part of the project, over 20,000 square feet of beach grass was planted to stabilize the large dune that was constructed as a result of the dredging and beach nourishment.

Services Snapshot

Tighe & Bond (work performed as Coastal Engineering Co. prior to acquisition) provided design, permitting, and construction administration services to Chatham Bars Inn in support of their site/civil and waterfront engineering projects.

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