The main use of marine aggregates is in the manufacture of concrete. Nearly 80% of the marine aggregates landed for construction purposes are used as concrete aggregate, increasing to nearly 90% in London and the South East of England. By contrast 60% of land-won sand and gravel production and 16% of crushed rock is sold as concrete aggregate.

Marine aggregates are also widely used in the production of Asphalt and coated products

  • Masonry and paving blocks
  • Drainage and fill materials
  • Leisure facilities
  • Sports pitches
  • Golf courses
  • Equestrian facilities
  • Horticulture products
  • Steel manufacture
  • Beach replenishment


Further information

British Marine Aggregate Producers Association:

The uses of marine aggregate in coastal protection
The uses of marine aggregate in construction
The uses of marine aggregate in major infrastructure projects