Beach Maintenance

The eastern boundary of the Village of Key Biscayne is 6,440 yards, or approximately 1-1/4 miles, of Atlantic Ocean beachfront. Residents and visitors alike enjoy the beauty of the beach and ocean bordering the Village limits, and can walk unimpeded to Cape Florida Bill Baggs State Park to the south, and Miami-Dade County's Crandon Park to the north.

Although the shoreline seaward of the mean high tide line is the property of the State of Florida, the Village maintains the beach area from the upland dunes to the waterline.

Beach Maintenance

On-going maintenance of the Atlantic shoreline is overseen by the Public Works Division. Daily tasks along the 1-1/4 miles of beach are performed by Universal Beach Services, a Village contractor, as follows:

  • Maintenance is performed five days per week on days with the lowest tides, and never on Sunday due to the highest number of beachgoers on this day

  • The tasks take 3 to 5 hours each day; the length of work is dictated by seaweed volume and tide (more area to cover at low tide)

  • Debris picked up ranges from small pieces of trash to logs

  • Seaweed and Seagrass is raked up and buried in the base of dunes to build up the system

  • Sand grooming maintains the recreational beach profile and, in some cases recreates the profile (for example, after storm events)

  • Village waste containers are emptied



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