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Florida Healthy Beaches Program

Contact the Bureau of Environmental Health, Water Programs

  •  850-245-4240



    Mailing Address

    Bureau of Environmental Health, Water Programs 

    4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A-08 

    Tallahassee, FL 32399-1710 

This website displays information about the results from routine bacterial monitoring.  For information on other water quality issues please see the following websites.

Red Tide Information

For information on health effects related to Ride Tide, please see the Department of Health’s Aquatic Toxins program website.

For the latest Red Tide testing results, please go to the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Website.

Blue-Green Algae:

For information on blue-green algae monitoring, please see the Florida Department of Environmental Protection algal bloom response website.  

Brown Alga (Sargassum):

For information on sargassum, please see the Department Frequently Asked Questions sheet. (<1mb pdf, opens in new window)

Vibrio Vulnificus Bacteria:
Department information for Vibrio vulnificus

NOTICE: Gov. DeSantis has directed parties accessing public beaches in the State of Florida to follow the CDC guidance by limiting their gathering to no more than 10 persons and distancing themselves from other parties by 6 feet. Local authorities have been given discretion by the Governor to make decisions about whether public beaches should be closed. Some have closed their Ocean or Gulf beaches. This decision is made in an attempt to reduce the spread of the virus into new communities and to slow the spread of infection in communities already affected by the virus. Before you drive there, we suggest you visit the city or county webpage to see if they have closed their marine beach(es) for the next several weeks.

If a beach is closed to the public, water quality will not be monitored and water quality advisories will not be issued.

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