Project Spotlight: Surfside Colony, CA

Trex Fencing for Surfside Colony, Seal Beach California

Project Spotlight: Surfside Colony, CA

A simple search of “beach fence images” returns tranquil pictures of driftwood sticks tied together with a bit of wire, wavy and windblown, along a beach. These quintessential images exude an easy-going and relaxing vibe that is perfect for your computer’s wallpaper. These beach fences make for great pictures, but in reality, they are purely decorative in a rustic sort of way.  They can’t keep anyone in or out, provide privacy or even mark the property line when the wind easily shifts the location of the fences. But, what if we could have a beach fence that was sturdy, attractive and private? A fence that’s designed to match the stunning scenery but also serve fully functional purpose? Consider Trex, the ultimate privacy fence for beaches.

A recent project in Seal Beach, California at the beachside community of Surfside Colony, proves that Trex is the best kind of beach fence when privacy and durability matter. Local contractor, A-1 Steel, installed approximately 200 feet of Winchester Grey Trex Seclusions on the sandy beach south of Long Beach. The Trex Fence starts at the iconic PCH Water Tower House and heads straight towards the ocean. The property owners were in search of a new fence that would last so Trex was installed to replace an old weathered fence that was falling into disrepair. 

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A picturesque beach fence for sure, but not very practical for privacy or durability

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Surfside Colony in Southern California

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Old and broken fence before removal

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Brand new Winchester Grey Trex Fence along the beach

Surfside Colony chose Trex Fencing for their beach fence for several different reasons.

  • Trex has a more natural appearance than a plastic fence. Its special formula of composite materials gives you the look of wood, without any of the drawbacks like rotting or mold. And the Trex color, Winchester Grey, is especially popular, giving it a nice contrast to the golden sandy beaches and the blue ocean water.
  • Trex is an eco-friendly fence. Trex is 95% recycled materials, half of which is plastic and the other half wood. Trex is proud to be doing their part to keep California’s beaches clean and beautiful.
  • The fence is insect resistant. Termites and other pests don’t consume the material as they would a wood fence.
  • Trex withstands high winds. Unlike flimsy beach fences, Trex will stand its ground.
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A solid concrete base was used for the Trex Fence

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New Winchester Grey Trex Fence leading to the PCH Water Tower

For those of you wondering just how a solid, long-lasting beach fence is built, the answer is a strong footer with sufficient concrete to avoid displacement from winds and shifting sands. In order to build a sturdy fence in the sands of the beach, 12 ft. long Trex posts were set 4 ft. deep into the ground, using over 400 lbs. of concrete per footer. With such a substantial footer, the Trex fence won’t fall over like beach fences that do not get set very deep in the sand.


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Privacy and durability for the residents and beachgoers

A-1 Steel Fence, located in Santa Fe Springs, installed this Trex beach fence. Their slogan “Quality is not expensive, it’s priceless!” rings true for Trex Fencing as well.

Project Spotlight: Surfside Colony, CA