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 $46 billion in taxable property value in Miami Beach against storm surges and sea level rise.

The City of Miami Beach and Miami-Dade County collaborate to restore and enhance existing habitats 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 on beach management and beach-related activities. Additionally, Miami-Dade County’s Beach Operations spends approximately $2 million on beach maintenance activities in Miami Beach, not including the cost of beach renourishment or other related projects which vary annually.

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Private Property Adaptation

A competitive grant for residential and commercial property owners in Miami Beach.

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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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The City of Miami Beach is committed to innovation and learning as we address climate resilience and the co-benefits for our quality of life

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

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