Accessing the Florida Coast

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Navigation Rights

This new publication is an analysis of the federal, state, and local government law associated with the practice of navigating on the waters of the state of Florida.

Note: Click on sections within the Table of Contents to quickly get to desired section.

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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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Working Waterfronts

The National Working Waterfront Network increases the capacity of coastal communities and stakeholders to make informed decisions, balance diverse uses, ensure access, and plan for the future of working waterfronts and waterways.

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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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