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The Ellen Wynne Beach Access & Parking Lot, 19333 Collins Avenue, will be CLOSED beginning Tuesday, May 18 until further notice.

Ellen Wynne Beach Access closed

The Ellen Wynne Beach Access and parking lot, located at 19333 Collins Avenue, will be closed beginning Tuesday, May 18 until further notice. During this time, please use alternative municipal lots: Heritage Park Garage, 19200 Collins Avenue William Lehman Causeway Lot, 19162 Collins Avenue Under Ramp Lot, 19152 Collins Avenue This closure is due to a Beach Sand Renourishment Project …

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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 – Monday, May 17, 2021 Beginning Monday, May 17, 2021, Eastman Aggregates will begin staging fence panels at Ellen Wynne Beach Access. The parking lot will remain open on Monday. Effective Tuesday, May 18, 2021, Ellen Wynne Beach Access will be closed to the public, and Eastman Aggregates will begin setting up the construction site and bringing in …

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Coronavirus Information (COVID-19)

(Last Updated: May 17, 2021)  The City of Sunny Isles Beach remains under a Declared State of Local Emergency. Read Emergency Orders The City of Sunny Isles Beach continues to monitor the coronavirus through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) and the Miami-Dade County Office of Emergency Management. Our best shot at 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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2020 Beach Sand Renourishment

Beach Renourishment MOT Map

(Tuesday, December 10, 2019) – The Estates at Acqualina project will be completing a beach sand re-nourishment from approximately Terracina Avenue (northern City limit) to 185 Street. During this time, the beach will remain open but access may be partially modified. A temporary construction fence will be set up on the beach in the affected areas for the safety of …

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Our Beaches, Our Environment, Our Responsibility

Volunteers at Beach Cleanup event

By Dana Goldman, Commissioner (Tuesday, July 30, 2019) – Our most prized possession is the beach. But sometimes litter erodes the beach, pollutes the ocean and affects our residents’ quality of life. We can all help keep our city cleaner. To address this problem, we held the first City Employee Beach Cleanup on April 22 in observance of Earth Day. …

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Sea Turtle Nesting Season

Small sea turtle hatchling on the beach.

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (Friday, May 24, 2019) – When asked what our City’s most notable landmark is, I, along with most of you, would identify the beach. We bask in year-round sun and sea along our picturesque coastline. But residents and visitors of Sunny Isles Beach are not the only individuals who enjoy the haven the beach offers. …

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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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