Collins Park 21st Street - FHB

Miami Beach, Florida

Collins Park Beach in the heart of central Miami Beach at 21st street offers not just a huge stretch of white sand beach, but close proximity to Lincoln Road pedestrian mall with shops and restaurants, the Bass Museum of Art and a farmer's market at Collins Park on Sundays. Raised boardwalk adjacent to the beach is fun for biking or walks, lifeguards are on duty and the water is welcoming.

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Collins Park Beach, en el corazón de Miami Beach central, en la calle 21, ofrece no sólo un gran tramo de playa de arena blanca, sino cercanía al centro comercial peatonal Lincoln Road con tiendas y restaurantes, el museo de arte Bass y un mercado de agricultores en el parque Collins los domingos. La pasarela elevada adyacente a la playa es divertida para andar en bicicleta o caminar, los salvavidas están de servicio y el agua es agradable.

WATER QUALITY
  • Meets water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . 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
28°C
Mostly clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Collins Park 21st Street - 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.

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Collins Park 21st Street - FHB

Miami Beach, Florida

WATER QUALITY
  • Meets water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . 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
28°C
Mostly clear

Collins Park Beach in the heart of central Miami Beach at 21st street offers not just a huge stretch of white sand beach, but close proximity to Lincoln Road pedestrian mall with shops and restaurants, the Bass Museum of Art and a farmer's market at Collins Park on Sundays. Raised boardwalk adjacent to the beach is fun for biking or walks, lifeguards are on duty and the water is welcoming.

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Collins Park Beach, en el corazón de Miami Beach central, en la calle 21, ofrece no sólo un gran tramo de playa de arena blanca, sino cercanía al centro comercial peatonal Lincoln Road con tiendas y restaurantes, el museo de arte Bass y un mercado de agricultores en el parque Collins los domingos. La pasarela elevada adyacente a la playa es divertida para andar en bicicleta o caminar, los salvavidas están de servicio y el agua es agradable.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Collins Park 21st Street - 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.

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