Beach Conditions

PARKING LOT CLOSURE: Collins Avenue Median Parking Lot (P3) Closed beginning Monday, May 1.

Map showing parking lot closure and available parking lots.

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will commence a project on the William Lehman Causeway Bridge beginning Monday, May 1, 2023. Work to be performed includes painting the bridge steel, replacing the bridge deck expansion joints, and repairing the existing bridge concrete and steel structure. The median parking lot at 19152 Collins Avenue will be closed during this time. The public is …

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Sargassum (Seaweed)

Sargassum seaweed on the beach as sun rises over the ocean.

Sargassum has already begun to wash onto our beaches earlier than usual this spring. In the coming months, you may notice a heavier influx of sargassum along our shorelines. Experts say there was a big uptick of seaweed in 2014 and 2019, and it looks like 2023 could be the largest sargassum bloom recorded. Maintaining our beautiful beaches remains a …

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King Tides

Tide coming in on the beach early in the morning.

King Tides are the highest predicted high tides of the year. King Tides are technically called “perigean spring tides,” but they occur in both the spring and fall seasons. In fact, the highest tides in southeast Florida occur in the fall, in part because the water is warmer and the seasonal winds drive water levels higher at that time of …

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2021 Beach Sand Renourishment Project

Aerial image of the beach announcing the Public Meeting regarding the Beach Sand Renourishment Project in Sunny Isles Beach.

Project Update – Thursday, September 23, 2021 As of September 17, beach sand placement has been completed along the entire stretch of our beach. Over the course of the project, 269,000 cubic yards of sand from the Garcia Mine in Hendry County, Florida were added to our beach. Project A beach sand renourishment project will begin in Sunny Isles Beach …

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Beach Cleanups

Volunteers cleaning up trash on the beach during a Sunny Isles Beach Beach Cleanup event

Every month, the City of Sunny Isles Beach organizes a Beach Cleanup for community members to come together and do something good for the environment. We rotate starting points between three different locations, ensuring each time we cover new ground. We provide gloves, garbage bags and water for participants. Community service hours are available for high school students. Upcoming Beach …

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Behind the Scenes with Ocean Rescue: Water Safety Month

Ocean Rescue lifeguard driving ATV

(Friday, April 26, 2019) – The City’s Ocean Rescue Division protects beachgoers 365 days a year. During Water Safety Month in May, be sure to visit one of the ten lifeguard towers to view the informational boards. The boards are updated daily with air and water temperatures, high and low tides, wind speed and direction, the UV Index, the time …

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Sun, Sand and Safety: Thanks to our Ocean Rescue Division

Ocean Rescue Lifeguard Stand

By Dwight P. Snyder, Police Chief (Tuesday, February 26, 2019) – The City of Sunny Isles Beach is a community which offers many outstanding amenities to our residents and guests such as an abundance of parks, social activities and an outstanding quality of life for everyone. But the crown jewel of our community will always be our beach. Keeping our community …

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