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Reopening Beaches

Beaches in Miami-Dade County have reopened as of Wednesday, June 10, 2020.

The reopening of the beach is a coordinated effort among all coastal cities in Miami-Dade County. Enforcement is a shared responsibility of the County, coastal municipalities, condominiums, and hotels. We urge everyone to follow the guidelines in place by the County to ensure the success of the reopening. 

There will be strict enforcement of all new rules. Please read complete rules and guidelines for beaches in the Miami-Dade County New Normal Guide. 

Face Coverings Required in Public

Effective as of 9 am on July 2, 2020, Miami-Dade County has issued Amendment 1 to Emergency Order 20-20 requiring all persons throughout the County to wear a mask or other facial covering when in public.

A mask or other facial covering must comply with the recommendations of the CDC, as such recommendations may change from time to time. The current CDC guidelines recommend wearing a mask or facial covering which snugly covers the face and mouth, whether store-bought or homemade, which is secured with ties or ear loops, include multiple layers of fabric, allow for breathing without restriction, and which is able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or losing shape.

Face coverings are not required when persons are swimming or engaged in other activities which may cause the facial covering to become wet, or are engaged in strenuous activity, such as running or jogging. Read full list of exceptions.

Beach Hours 

The beach will be open 7 days a week from 7 am – 8 pm. Lifeguards are on duty from 9 am – 6 pm. 

Miami-Dade County’s guidelines for the beach are extensive and can be found in the Miami-Dade County New Normal Guide. Below are some of the key guidelines for beachgoers:

Beach Rules 

  • No groups of more than 10 people will be permitted  
  • Facial coverings must be worn at all times when in public
    • Facial coverings are not required for: 
      • Children under 2 years old, following CDC guidelines 
      • Persons who have trouble breathing due to a chronic pre-existing condition; persons who are not able to remove face coverings without assistance or on their own 
      • Persons involved in strenuous activity 
      • While in the ocean  
    • Facial coverings must be worn in restrooms and when at concessions 
    • Facial coverings that are wet are ineffective (beachgoers should bring an additional clean and dry face covering to replace a face covering that becomes wet or dirty) 
    • Social distancing is not required for family members who reside together, up to a maximum of 10 people 
    • Beachfront restrooms 
      • Access to restrooms is limited to maintain 6 feet of separation between individuals 
      • Restrooms will be cleaned and disinfected every 2 to 3 hours  

Activities Allowed 

Beach activities that are permitted, with facial covering or six feet of distance between people of different households include: 

  • Walking 
  • Swimming 
  • Sunbathing 
  • Sitting, and eating among families of the same household 

Activities Not Permitted 

  • No groups larger than 10 persons can congregate 
  • No shared equipment among people from different households 
  • No canopies/tents 
  • No organized or group activities involving groups of 2 or more 
  • No special events, including group picnics 
  • No dogs or pets on the beach 
  • No fishing on the beach 

Newport Fishing Pier 

The Newport Fishing Pier has also reopened as of Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Daily hours are from 7 am – 8 pm, with residents given preference. Fishing is allowed, but a distance of 10 feet must be maintained between yourself and others unless you are from the same household. Facial coverings are required while fishing. Only one person per cleaning station. 

 Contact Information 

For more information, please email info@sibfl.net.