Accessing the Florida Coast

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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!

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Beaches

Beach access resources for public beach users, beachfront property owners, and government and public entities.

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Boating

Information about access to coastal and inland waterways by boat or vessel.

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Working Waterfronts

Access resources for commercial waterfronts including marinas, fishing operations, boat construction facilities, and more.

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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.

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Report

FULL REPORT

Includes conclusions and recommendations based upon the results of a beach user survey completed in the summer of 2014.

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CASE STUDIES

Summmaries of beach access and management controversies throughout Florida outline "lessons learned" for coastal communities.

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SOUTH FLORIDA’S RISING SEAS

PBS documentary exploring the threat of sea level rise in South Florida.

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