Beaches

The City of Miami Beach is a barrier island community located in southeast Florida between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean with over seven miles of white, sandy beaches. The City’s beaches are a critical economic, recreational, environmental, storm protection, and erosion control asset for the City of Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, and the State of Florida. Last year, they attracted approximately 7 million overnight visitors to Miami Beach which spent $11.4 billion. The beaches also serve as the first line of defense in protecting over $30 billion in taxable property value in Miami Beach against storm surge and sea level rise.

The City of Miami Beach and Miami-Dade County collaborate to restore and enhance existing habitat on the beaches. Management activities across the City and the County are coordinated by the city’s Environment and Sustainability staff. Other City Departments that are involved include the Property Management Division, the Tourism, Cultural, and Economic

Development Department, and the Sanitation Division. The City spends an estimated $212 million in beach management and beach-related activities. Additionally, Miami-Dade County’s Beach Operations spends approximately $2 million in beach maintenance activities in Miami Beach, not including the cost of beach renourishment or other related projects which vary annually.

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Resilience
Strategy

Read the city’s action plans that outline projects and initiatives specifically tailored to Miami Beach’s strengths and vulnerabilities.

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Plastic Free
Miami Beach

It takes over 100 years for plastic to disintegrate. Learn why and how we're combating single-use plastic.

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Flood
Awareness

93% of Miami Beach is considered to be in a flood risk area. Find out how you can protect your property.

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Innovative
Studies

The innovative studies focus on and gather in depth information about Miami Beach's efforts to remain resilient.

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Biscayne
Bay

Learn about city's efforts to maintain and protect the pristine conditions of our waterways.

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