Although results for the sampling areas off Miami Beach were reported in the very-low to low range, results for samples collected off Haulover Park were reported in the medium concentration range.
The beaches in Miami Beach remain open
. However in an abundance of caution, Miami-Dade County has temporarily closed all public beaches located north of Haulover Inlet until further notice. Miami-Dade County will continue to monitor this situation and will be coordinating with state officials on further testing and any updated instructions regarding the presence of red tide in our area.
Red tides produce toxic chemicals that can affect marine organisms as well as humans. The Florida Department of Health advises people with severe or chronic respiratory conditions to avoid red tide areas. Additionally, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife, pets may also be affected by red tide. For more information on this and answers to other frequently asked questions, visit the
Florida Department of Health
Florida Fish and Wildlife
For updates on beach conditions in Miami Beach, please visit our website at
and click the Beach tab in the upper right corner.
Miami-Dade County will continue to take proactive steps to ensure our residents and visitors are not affected. Samples will continue to be collected and they will seek guidance from the state Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and take precautionary measures as warranted.
Beachgoers are encouraged to check conditions before they go to the beach as conditions can change daily.