North Shore Ocean Terrace - FHB

Miami Beach, Florida

This area spanning approximately 87th to 72nd streets along Collins Avenue offers visitors the feel of a wilderness park in the midst of the North Shore Historic District, recently listed on the National Register of Historic Places, boasting the mid-20th century architecture style that has come to be known as “Miami Modernism” or MiMo. Despite readily available parking including parking meters and a public lot on 72nd Street, this beach never seems to be over-crowded like other parts of Miami Beach. A tropical landscape of grape and coconut trees and dunes housing sea oats, this beach also offers restrooms, picnic tables, grills, showers, a nature trail, an exercise trail and bike path. The park is generally open sunrise to sunset and lifeguards on are duty daily. Stop by the Ocean Terrace boardwalk or check out a concert at the fun North Shore Bandshell nearby.
A well-maintained and wide beach, it stretches all the way to the Hillsboro inlet and Lighthouse. The beach includes a boardwalk, surf fishing, snorkeling, swimming. Metered parking is available. Pass by a small serene lagoon on a stroll through the North Shore Ocean Terrace park to Biscayne Bay. A long sidewalk leads ot a wooden boardwalk over the mangrove-lined Bay and out to the beach. There are 2 picnic shelters, bbq pits, restrooms and outdoor showers. Note: there are no lifeguards and pets are not allowed.

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Esta área que abarca aproximadamente las calles 87 a 72 a lo largo de la avenida Collins ofrece a los visitantes la sensación de un parque natural en medio del Distrito Histórico de North Shore, recientemente publicado en el Registro Nacional de Lugares Históricos, presumiendo de un estilo de arquitectura de mediados del siglo XX que ha llegado a conocerse como "Modernismo de Miami" o MiMo. A pesar del estacionamiento fácilmente disponible que incluye parquímetros y un estacionamiento público en la calle 72, esta playa nunca parece estar abarrotada como otras partes de Miami Beach. Un paisaje tropical de árboles de uva, coco y dunas que albergan avena de mar, esta playa también ofrece baños, mesas de picnic, parrillas, duchas, un sendero natural, un sendero para hacer ejercicio y una ciclovía. El parque generalmente está abierto desde el amanecer hasta el atardecer y los socorristas están en servicio todos los días. Pase por el paseo marítimo de Ocean Terrace o vea un concierto en la divertida concha acústica cercana de North Shore.
Una playa bien mantenida y amplia, que se extiende todo el camino hasta la entrada de Hillsboro y el faro. La playa incluye un paseo marítimo, pesca de surf, snorkel, natación. Hay disponible estacionamiento con medidor. Pase por una pequeña y serena laguna en un paseo por el parque North Shore Ocean Terrace hasta la bahía Vizcaína. Una larga acera conduce a un malecón de madera sobre la bahía bordeada de manglares fuera de la playa. Hay dos refugios de picnic, parrillas, piscinas, baños y duchas al aire libre. Nota: no hay salvavidas y las mascotas no están permitidas.

WATER QUALITY
  • Meets water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on October 15th, 2018. Miami Waterkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
27°C
A mix of sun and clouds
MONITORING FREQUENCY

North Shore Ocean Terrace - FHB is sampled bi-weekly from March 1st to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Miami Waterkeeper maintains Swim Guide beach sites for Miami-Dade County, using Florida Department of Health's (DOH) enterococcus testing data. Miami Waterkeeper will also mark beaches red if information comes from other sources indicating that the water is unsafe, for example if the County or a municipality closes a beach because of a local sewage leak, or if beaches are closed because of a red tide event.

If you have specific questions as to why we marked a beach closed, please feel free to email us.

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) adopted new water quality criteria January 2016 for the Healthy Beaches program. They reflect the most current recommendations and water quality grant requirements in the 2012 Recreational Water Quality Criteria from the US Environmental Protection Agency. Dade County beaches are monitored by the Florida Healthy Beaches Program. Monitoring results are collected weekly on Mondays and results are posted to the Florida Healthy beaches website on Wednesday. Samples are collected year round, however the peak season is from March to November. Swim Guide checks for the latest information daily, Monday - Friday.

The Florida Healthy Beaches Program Categories are:

Good = 0-35 Enterococci / 100 mL of marine water;
Moderate = 36-70 Enterococci / 100 mL of marine water, and;
Poor = 71 or greater Enterococci / 100 mL of marine water.

The 2012 Recreational Water Quality Criteria recommends using 70 CFU per 100 mL as the Beach Action Value (BAV) to guide public health advisories. A Single Sample Maximum (SSM) at 70 CFU per 100 ml and a BAV are functionally the same. If the sample result is above the indicated value, the beach is resampled and tested the following day or a beach advisory is issued with the first test result. The Healthy Beaches program no longer uses geometric means to represent recreational water quality data.

On Swim Guide a beach is marked Green when it has a Good or Moderate standing meaning the SSM test results show Enterococci counts between 0- 70 cfu (colony forming units) / 100ml.
Swim Guide marks a beach Red when it has a Poor standing. This means the SSM test results show Enterococci counts exceeds the BAV of 70 cfu/100ml. These conservative advisories better inform vulnerable people (children, elderly, and the immunocompromised) who have elevated health risks due to water quality at the beach.
A beach is marked Grey when no current or reliable monitoring information is available.

Please note: Vibrio vulnificus bacteria, also called flesh eating disease, is a naturally occurring bacteria in some of Florida's waters. This bacteria can be lethal, especially when contracted by individuals with compromised immune systems. Concentrations of the bacteria are higher in the mouths of rivers near oceans. The bacteria is most dangerous when ingested in raw seafood but recent deaths are attributed to individuals who have waded in water with broken skin. Beach goers are urged to use caution and consult a physician if you suspect you have come in contact with the bacteria.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

North Shore Ocean Terrace - FHB

Miami Beach, Florida

WATER QUALITY
  • Meets water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on October 15th, 2018. Miami Waterkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
27°C
A mix of sun and clouds

This area spanning approximately 87th to 72nd streets along Collins Avenue offers visitors the feel of a wilderness park in the midst of the North Shore Historic District, recently listed on the National Register of Historic Places, boasting the mid-20th century architecture style that has come to be known as “Miami Modernism” or MiMo. Despite readily available parking including parking meters and a public lot on 72nd Street, this beach never seems to be over-crowded like other parts of Miami Beach. A tropical landscape of grape and coconut trees and dunes housing sea oats, this beach also offers restrooms, picnic tables, grills, showers, a nature trail, an exercise trail and bike path. The park is generally open sunrise to sunset and lifeguards on are duty daily. Stop by the Ocean Terrace boardwalk or check out a concert at the fun North Shore Bandshell nearby.
A well-maintained and wide beach, it stretches all the way to the Hillsboro inlet and Lighthouse. The beach includes a boardwalk, surf fishing, snorkeling, swimming. Metered parking is available. Pass by a small serene lagoon on a stroll through the North Shore Ocean Terrace park to Biscayne Bay. A long sidewalk leads ot a wooden boardwalk over the mangrove-lined Bay and out to the beach. There are 2 picnic shelters, bbq pits, restrooms and outdoor showers. Note: there are no lifeguards and pets are not allowed.

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Esta área que abarca aproximadamente las calles 87 a 72 a lo largo de la avenida Collins ofrece a los visitantes la sensación de un parque natural en medio del Distrito Histórico de North Shore, recientemente publicado en el Registro Nacional de Lugares Históricos, presumiendo de un estilo de arquitectura de mediados del siglo XX que ha llegado a conocerse como "Modernismo de Miami" o MiMo. A pesar del estacionamiento fácilmente disponible que incluye parquímetros y un estacionamiento público en la calle 72, esta playa nunca parece estar abarrotada como otras partes de Miami Beach. Un paisaje tropical de árboles de uva, coco y dunas que albergan avena de mar, esta playa también ofrece baños, mesas de picnic, parrillas, duchas, un sendero natural, un sendero para hacer ejercicio y una ciclovía. El parque generalmente está abierto desde el amanecer hasta el atardecer y los socorristas están en servicio todos los días. Pase por el paseo marítimo de Ocean Terrace o vea un concierto en la divertida concha acústica cercana de North Shore.
Una playa bien mantenida y amplia, que se extiende todo el camino hasta la entrada de Hillsboro y el faro. La playa incluye un paseo marítimo, pesca de surf, snorkel, natación. Hay disponible estacionamiento con medidor. Pase por una pequeña y serena laguna en un paseo por el parque North Shore Ocean Terrace hasta la bahía Vizcaína. Una larga acera conduce a un malecón de madera sobre la bahía bordeada de manglares fuera de la playa. Hay dos refugios de picnic, parrillas, piscinas, baños y duchas al aire libre. Nota: no hay salvavidas y las mascotas no están permitidas.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

North Shore Ocean Terrace - FHB is sampled bi-weekly from March 1st to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Miami Waterkeeper maintains Swim Guide beach sites for Miami-Dade County, using Florida Department of Health's (DOH) enterococcus testing data. Miami Waterkeeper will also mark beaches red if information comes from other sources indicating that the water is unsafe, for example if the County or a municipality closes a beach because of a local sewage leak, or if beaches are closed because of a red tide event.

If you have specific questions as to why we marked a beach closed, please feel free to email us.

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) adopted new water quality criteria January 2016 for the Healthy Beaches program. They reflect the most current recommendations and water quality grant requirements in the 2012 Recreational Water Quality Criteria from the US Environmental Protection Agency. Dade County beaches are monitored by the Florida Healthy Beaches Program. Monitoring results are collected weekly on Mondays and results are posted to the Florida Healthy beaches website on Wednesday. Samples are collected year round, however the peak season is from March to November. Swim Guide checks for the latest information daily, Monday - Friday.

The Florida Healthy Beaches Program Categories are:

Good = 0-35 Enterococci / 100 mL of marine water;
Moderate = 36-70 Enterococci / 100 mL of marine water, and;
Poor = 71 or greater Enterococci / 100 mL of marine water.

The 2012 Recreational Water Quality Criteria recommends using 70 CFU per 100 mL as the Beach Action Value (BAV) to guide public health advisories. A Single Sample Maximum (SSM) at 70 CFU per 100 ml and a BAV are functionally the same. If the sample result is above the indicated value, the beach is resampled and tested the following day or a beach advisory is issued with the first test result. The Healthy Beaches program no longer uses geometric means to represent recreational water quality data.

On Swim Guide a beach is marked Green when it has a Good or Moderate standing meaning the SSM test results show Enterococci counts between 0- 70 cfu (colony forming units) / 100ml.
Swim Guide marks a beach Red when it has a Poor standing. This means the SSM test results show Enterococci counts exceeds the BAV of 70 cfu/100ml. These conservative advisories better inform vulnerable people (children, elderly, and the immunocompromised) who have elevated health risks due to water quality at the beach.
A beach is marked Grey when no current or reliable monitoring information is available.

Please note: Vibrio vulnificus bacteria, also called flesh eating disease, is a naturally occurring bacteria in some of Florida's waters. This bacteria can be lethal, especially when contracted by individuals with compromised immune systems. Concentrations of the bacteria are higher in the mouths of rivers near oceans. The bacteria is most dangerous when ingested in raw seafood but recent deaths are attributed to individuals who have waded in water with broken skin. Beach goers are urged to use caution and consult a physician if you suspect you have come in contact with the bacteria.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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