County Managed Beaches to Reopen Friday with new signage reflecting Red Tide dangers

Palm Beach County beaches will open Friday with regularly scheduled Ocean Rescue services after being closed due environmental conditions associated with Red Tide in coastal waters. New signage is in place advising beachgoers of the possible effects of Red Tide. County beaches will fly one red and one purple flag. This represents hazardous conditions and presence of dangerous marine life.

Image courtesy of Friends of Palm Beach

Any beaches that had been affected by the limited fish kills have been cleaned and Parks & Recreation staff will be on the beaches early Friday to ensure any additional fish are removed. There have been no reports of major fish kills at any county managed beach. 

ERM continues to collect water samples and has sent those samples to the state to be analyzed. ERM will continue to monitor at least weekly and coordinate analysis with the State. Some results from water testing are expected Friday.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has established a fish kill hotline. Residents are asked to call 800-636-0511 to report fish kills, diseased fish, or fish with other abnormalities

For more information on Red Tide and conditions around the state, follow this link to the FWC website: http://myfwc.com/research/redtide/.

County Managed Beaches

Carlin Park, Jupiter                                          Coral Cove Park, Tequesta

DuBois Park, Jupiter                                        Gulfstream Park, Gulfstream

Juno Beach Park, Juno Beach                       Jupiter Beach Park, Jupiter

Loggerhead Park, Juno Beach                      Ocean Cay Park, Jupiter

Ocean Inlet Park, Ocean Ridge                    Ocean Reef Park, Riviera Beach

Ocean Ridge Hammock Park                        Peanut Island Park, Riviera Beach

Phil Foster Park, Riviera Beach                    R. G. Kreusler Park, Palm Beach

South Inlet Park, Boca Raton