The Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County (DOH-Santa Rosa) is reminding residents and visitors to use caution when on the beach or in waters with high concentrations of red tide. Low levels of red tide have been detected in sampling conducted from Navarre Beach Pier. Protect your family and pets by staying away from affected areas until the blooms move further offshore or they go away. Red tide is a naturally occurring algae that has been documented along Florida’s Gulf Coast since 1840s and occurs nearly every year. Because the blooms are patchy, other local beaches may be okay to visit.
The department encourages everyone to review these tips to stay safe while enjoying Florida’s beaches:
Beachgoers are encouraged to check conditions before they got to the beach as conditions change daily.
For the latest Red Tide Status Reports: Visit the FWC Red Tide Current Status website.
Red tide questions/ health concerns? Call the Florida Poison Control Centers 24/7 Hotline for reporting of illnesses, including health effects from exposure to red tide at 1-800-222-1222.
Report Fish Kills: On the FWC How to Report a Fish Kill website or call 1-800-636-0511.