All Things Beaches

This web portal merge a variety of data streams and products related to beach environmental quality and safety for several popular beaches located along the U.S. Gulf of Mexico coast

Beaches Near Me
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Know before leave

Check the following information

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Check One

Know safety information and meanings. Do you know what rip current is? →More Info

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Water Quality. Do you want to swim in current condition? Open your destination 'state' page from top menu bar. It shows information of NOAA's Harmful Algal Bloom Operational Forecast System

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Check weather forecast of your destination beach. →Weather Map

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Check FOUR

Check current condition of your destination beach. UV index? Rip Current?

Attention!

According to NOAA, there is no central database that provides information on beach closures and advisories in real time. The best way to find information on the current water quality of a particular beach is to plan ahead.

"Common culprits leading to beach closures and advisories include excessive rainwater that carries pollution from storm drains (like motor oil, pet waste, pesticides, trash, and pathogens) to recreational waters; “red tides” and other harmful algal blooms; and sewage and chemical spills from known sources. It is generally wise to avoid swimming after heavy rains or if the water is an unusual color without first checking with local or state health authorities."

We show information of NOAA's Harmful Algal Bloom Operational Forecast System, which identifies potentially harmful blooms of the toxic alga, on each state page. Also providing state water quality information.

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Rip Current

Rip currents are water flowing away from shore that quickly pull swimmers out to sea. Check Rip current risk at east state page or each beach page if available.

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Harmful Algal Bloom

A small percentage of these blooms can be toxic to marine animals and humans. People can get sick by swimming directly in the water and by eating contaminated shellfish.

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Water Quality

High levels of bacteria and other chemicals in the water can cause gastrointestinal illnesses in those who swim directly in the water.

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UV Index

The higher the UV Index, the greater the dose rate of skin damaging (and eye damaging) UV radiation. Consequently, the higher the UV Index, the smaller the time it takes before skin damage occurs

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Lightning

When thunder roars, go indoors

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