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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. Current Closures The Ellen Wynne Beach Access and parking lot, located at …

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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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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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What to do if you Find a Dead, Injured or Stranded Sea Turtle on the Beach

Photo of sea turtle eggs on the beach.

Sunday, January 29, 2017 — Sea Turtles are protected by the US Endangered Species Act of 1973 and Florida Statute Chapter 370. It is illegal to harm or harass sea turtles, their nests or hatchlings. The Miami Dade County Sea Turtle Program (MDCSTCP) responds to reports of dead or injured sea turtles throughout all of Miami Dade County. Data such …

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