There are many ways to access Florida’s waterfronts and waterways. This website provides information about rights and responsibilities related to the three main types of water access in Florida. Choose a type of access to get started!
Beach access resources for public beach users, beachfront property owners, and government and public entities.
Information about access to coastal and inland waterways by boat or vessel.
Access resources for commercial waterfronts including marinas, fishing operations, boat construction facilities, and more.
NEWS & UPDATES
Here you'll find Florida’s coastal access issues in the media, and case studies of coastal access controversies that have resulted in litigation or policy development.
SOUTH FLORIDA’S RISING SEAS
PBS documentary exploring the threat of sea level rise in South Florida.
SEA LEVEL RISE PANEL DISCUSSION
In response to the South Florida’s Rising Seas documentary, local experts discuss climate change and its impacts on South Florida’s shores.
CASE STUDY: DESTIN, FL
A summary of beach access controversies in the coastal community of Destin, FL, outlines "lessons learned" for other coastal communities.