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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.
Florida Healthy Beaches Program
Contact the Bureau of Environmental Health, Water Programs
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.
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
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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