Porthcawl's 'Tarmac beach' is being removed after more than 30 years to make way for a more visually pleasing sea defence.
The £3m project is underway to protect the 260 properties on the Esplanade and nearby.
The lower promenade has been closed as work begins to partially demolish the 'tarmac beach' and replace it with a new structure after responses from a public consultation.
The Welsh Government has put £2.2m towards the scheme and Bridgend council will pay the rest.
Residents and visitors are able to put questions forward in an information session in the Grand Pavilion.
Richard Young, Cabinet Member for Communities at Bridgend County Council says the coastal defences going in will have a slope that will come down from the sea defences which will be sandy coloured.
Watch the report from Mike Griffiths below: