Beaches in Greater Miami are Open
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(October 5, 2018) – As of October 5, 2018, Miami-Dade County has re-opened public beaches north of Haulover inlet which include Sunny Isles Beach and Golden Beach. In an abundance of caution, these beaches had undergone a temporary closure after water samples tested by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission showed red tide algae (karenia brevis) levels in the medium range.
Results for the sampled areas in Miami Beach and Key Biscayne’s Crandon Park tested at low to very low levels of concentration of the algae linked to red tide, and have therefore remained open.
Greater Miami’s beaches are open, including Key Biscayne’s Crandon Park and Miami Beach, home to world-famous South Beach. Health officials advise people with serious respiratory issues avoid swimming in water with elevated levels of red tide algae as it may cause health issues.
As the tourism board for Miami-Dade County, the health and wellness of visitors to our community is a priority to The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB). As such we will continue to work closely with county, municipal and state partners to keep the travel industry and our visitors informed on the health of our beaches.
The GMCVB remains vigilant to the health of our beaches and will continue responsible marketing of Greater Miami utilizing consumer facing advertising, public relations and sales strategies in the global marketplace.
Travel industry partners are encouraged to utilize GMCVB tools such as Miami and Beaches website www.MiamiandBeaches.com for a comprehensive guide of activities in Greater Miami, as well as neighborhoods to visit. For a live look at our destination, visit www.SeeMiamiLive.com.
More Information on Red Tide
- Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission: www.myfwc.com/RedTideStatus
- Mote Marine Beach Conditions Report: www.visitbeaches.org
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: www.cdc.gov/habs/index.html
- Florida Department of Health: www.myfloridaeh.com/medicine/aquatic
- Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: www.floridaaquaculture.com/redtide/redtideinfo.html
- Health-related information/reporting of illnesses from exposure to red tide: Call Florida Poison Control Information Center toll-free 24/7 at 1-800-222-1222.