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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 our beaches can remain open 

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. 

Beach Hours 

The beach will be open 7 days a week from 7 am – 8 pm. Lifeguards are on duty from 9 am – 5:30 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  
  • All beachgoers must wear facial coverings unless in the water
    • 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  
      • if a person is (1) stationary, (2) outdoors, and (3) a fixed physical barrier, marker, or obstruction exists to ensure a separation of not less than 10 feet between the stationary individual and all other persons.
    • 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  
      • Cross ventilation should be maximized for restrooms – keeping doors and windows open if feasible
      • Signage must be posted outside and inside of restrooms emphasizing the requirement of wearing face coverings and the importance of hygiene (flushing with lid closed when possible, handwashing)

Activities Allowed 

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

  • Walking (with face covering if social distancing cannot be maintained) and jogging (with
    face covering lowered and with joggers maintaining a social distance of 12 to 15 feet)
  • 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 gatherings of people from different households, unless social distancing guidelines are maintained – group size shall not exceed 10 persons at any time
  • Areas of social gathering in beach parks, including bathhouses (changing rooms), picnic pavilions, playgrounds are not to be accessible
  • No special events, including group picnics
  • No use of exercise equipment and playgrounds
  • No fishing on the beach, except at areas specifically designated and while following social distance guidelines

The Newport Fishing Pier has also reopened as of Wednesday, June 10, 2020.  For pier hours and guidelines, visit sibfl.net/parks

 Contact Information 

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