Overview - Beach and Water Quality


Beach Cleaning

The Village's beach maintenance contractor cleans the beach and removes seaweed with daily raking and grading. Additional cleaning activities are added to deal with excessive seasonal seaweed (Sargassum) accumulations. See the scope of activities at the Beach Maintenance webpage.


Community volunteers play an important role in cleaning our beach. Please view this Public Service Announcement video on the Fill-A-Bag initiative to learn more.


Beach Water Quality: Bacterial Monitoring

The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) Miami-Dade performs routine weekly sample collection for bacterial monitoring (Enterococus) at four locations along the Key Biscayne Atlantic Beach. This is part of FDOH's Healthy Beaches Program. Results are available here. The locations are Key Biscayne Beach (Beach Club), Crandon Park North, Crandon Park South and Cape Florida Park.


As a complement to the FDOH bacteria monitoring program, the Village is collaborating with Miami WaterKeeper (MWK) to obtain weekly bacteria levels at monitoring locations more specific to the water resources of the Village of Key Biscayne.  Miami Waterkeeper is sampling at four locations:  1) Key Biscayne Yacht Club, 2) a canal adjacent to Mariner Drive, 3) Key Biscayne Beach Club and 4) Public Beach Access near Silver Sands Beach Resort.  The sampling location at the Key Biscayne Beach Club is sampled by both the FDOH and MWK as an extra level of precaution and a check for consistency of results.


Learn more at Village's Beach Water Quality Testing web page (Overview of Enterococcus, FDOH Testing Protocol and Supplemental Testing).









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