The eastern boundary of the Village of Key Biscayne is 2,200 yards (approximately 1.25 miles) of Atlantic Ocean beachfront. Residents and visitors alike enjoy the beauty of the beach and ocean bordering the Village limits and can walk to the south unimpeded to the iconic Cape Florida lighthouse at the Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park and to the north to Miami-Dade County's Crandon Beach Park. Although the shoreline seaward of the mean high tide line is the property of the State of Florida, the Village is responsible for maintaining the beach area from the erosion control line generally located at the crest of the upland dunes eastward to the waterline.
The Village's beach maintenance contractor is responsible for trash removal, grooms the beach berm and removes seaweed with daily raking and grading. Additional truck hauling services are added as necessary during certain times of the year to deal with excessive seasonal seaweed (Sargassum) accumulations. See the scope of activities at the Beach Maintenance webpage.
Community volunteers also play an important role in cleaning our beach. Please view this Public Service Announcement video on the Fill-A-Bag initiative to learn more.
On-going maintenance of the Atlantic shoreline is overseen by the Public Works Department. Daily tasks along the 1.25 miles of beach are currently performed by Beach Raker, a Village contractor, as follows:
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.