Deerfield Beach Pier

Deerfield Beach, Florida

The City of Deerfield Beach has earned the "Blue Wave" beach award from the Clean Beach Council, based on specific criteria, which include excellence in water quality, beach conditions, safety services, public information and habitat conservation. Congratulations! Lifeguards are on duty for a one mile stretch of beach from 9-5pm 365 days a year in 9 lifeguard towers along the ocean. Surfing is permitted on the north side of the pier and south of tower #9. Sand volleyball courts and recreational areas are located on the north side of the pier. Dogs and alcoholic beverages are prohibited. The Deerfield Beach Pier is a popular spot for fishermen, where they can fish 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Live bait is available on site from pier vendors. For those who don't fish, the pier offers beautiful views of the ocean and beach. There is a small fee to enter the pier.

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La ciudad de Deerfield Beach ha ganado el premio de playa "Blue Wave" otorgado por el Consejo de playas limpias, basado en criterios específicos, que incluyen la excelencia en la calidad del agua, las condiciones de la playa, los servicios de seguridad, la información pública y la conservación del hábitat. ¡Felicidades! Los salvavidas están de servicio en un tramo de una milla de playa de 9 a 5 p.m. 365 días al año en 9 torres salvavidas a lo largo del océano. Se permite surfear en el lado norte del muelle y al sur de la torre # 9. Las canchas de voleibol de arena y las áreas recreativas están ubicadas en el lado norte del muelle. Los perros y las bebidas alcohólicas están prohibidos. El muelle de Deerfield Beach es un lugar popular para los pescadores, donde pueden pescar las 24 horas del día, los siete días de la semana. Hay carnada viva disponible en el sitio de los vendedores de muelle. Para aquellos que no pescan, el muelle ofrece hermosas vistas del océano y la playa. Hay una pequeña tarifa para entrar en el muelle.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on October 4th, 2021. Miami Waterkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on October 12th, 2021 at 4:35 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
27°C
Clear
Monitoring Frequency

Deerfield Beach Pier is sampled weekly from January 1st to December 31st.

Source Information

Water quality results displayed at this location were collected by the Florida Department of Health’s (DOH) Florida Healthy Beaches (FHB) program. FHB may resample a beach on subsequent days if a water quality issue is detected. The information is updated on Swim Guide by Miami Waterkeeper (www.miamiwaterkeeper.org), a local nonprofit focused on ensuring clean water. Miami Waterkeeper enters Swim Guide data for both Miami-Dade County and Broward County’s DOH.

Samples are collected weekly (typically on Tuesdays) to test for levels of enterococci, a type of bacteria that indicates that pathogenic bacteria and viruses associated with fecal pollution may be present. These bacteria are known as fecal indicator bacteria (FIB). Analysis of samples takes 24 hours to culture before results are available. All local sampling programs on Swim Guide also use the thresholds for water quality as written in the Florida Administrative Code, based on the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s 2012 Recreational Water Quality Criteria: Good= 0-35 CFU/MPN enterococci / 100 mL of marine water; Moderate= 36-69 CFU/MPN enterococci / 100 mL of marine water; and Poor= 70 CFU/MPN or greater enterococci / 100 mL of marine water. Clicking the pie chart icon will reveal a summary of the prior yearly or monthly of pass/fail data. A sampling location is marked GREY when no current or reliable monitoring information is available.

Testing sites are resampled by DOH after a failed water quality test until conditions return to safe levels. The DOH will only issue a formal “swim advisory” after two failed tests in a row, but Miami Waterkeeper will mark a beach as “RED” on Swim Guide after a single failed test is reported by any of the sampling organizations, if the data is posted by DOH. These conservative advisories inform vulnerable people (children, elderly, and the immunocompromised) who have elevated health risks due to water quality at the beach.
Miami Waterkeeper will also mark a beach as "Special Status" if information comes from other sources indicating that the water is unsafe, for example, a sewage leak, red tide, or oil spill. If data is more than a week old, sites will show a historical record of water quality data from a given site.

The Department of Health’s Florida Healthy Beaches program is a state-run initiative in partnership with Miami-Dade County and 33 other coastal counties in the state of Florida. The Florida Healthy Beaches program has been collecting and analyzing water samples from beaches and reporting FIB levels since 2000. (http://www.floridahealth.gov/environmental-health/beach-water-quality)

Miami Waterkeeper’s Water Quality Monitoring program is run by full-time investigators and staff that sample common recreation sites on a weekly basis to ensure the water you love is clean and safe. This program aims to sample locations not currently sampled by the Florida Healthy Beaches program or Surfrider Miami in an attempt to fill in gaps in local water quality monitoring. Visit Miami Waterkeeper at www.miamiwaterkeeper.org/water_monitoring or email hello@miamiwaterkeeper.org if you have any additional questions or to view a complete set of monitoring data.

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Deerfield Beach Pier

Deerfield Beach, Florida

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on October 4th, 2021. Miami Waterkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on October 12th, 2021 at 4:35 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
27°C
Clear

The City of Deerfield Beach has earned the "Blue Wave" beach award from the Clean Beach Council, based on specific criteria, which include excellence in water quality, beach conditions, safety services, public information and habitat conservation. Congratulations! Lifeguards are on duty for a one mile stretch of beach from 9-5pm 365 days a year in 9 lifeguard towers along the ocean. Surfing is permitted on the north side of the pier and south of tower #9. Sand volleyball courts and recreational areas are located on the north side of the pier. Dogs and alcoholic beverages are prohibited. The Deerfield Beach Pier is a popular spot for fishermen, where they can fish 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Live bait is available on site from pier vendors. For those who don't fish, the pier offers beautiful views of the ocean and beach. There is a small fee to enter the pier.

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La ciudad de Deerfield Beach ha ganado el premio de playa "Blue Wave" otorgado por el Consejo de playas limpias, basado en criterios específicos, que incluyen la excelencia en la calidad del agua, las condiciones de la playa, los servicios de seguridad, la información pública y la conservación del hábitat. ¡Felicidades! Los salvavidas están de servicio en un tramo de una milla de playa de 9 a 5 p.m. 365 días al año en 9 torres salvavidas a lo largo del océano. Se permite surfear en el lado norte del muelle y al sur de la torre # 9. Las canchas de voleibol de arena y las áreas recreativas están ubicadas en el lado norte del muelle. Los perros y las bebidas alcohólicas están prohibidos. El muelle de Deerfield Beach es un lugar popular para los pescadores, donde pueden pescar las 24 horas del día, los siete días de la semana. Hay carnada viva disponible en el sitio de los vendedores de muelle. Para aquellos que no pescan, el muelle ofrece hermosas vistas del océano y la playa. Hay una pequeña tarifa para entrar en el muelle.

Monitoring Frequency

Deerfield Beach Pier is sampled weekly from January 1st to December 31st.

Source Information

Water quality results displayed at this location were collected by the Florida Department of Health’s (DOH) Florida Healthy Beaches (FHB) program. FHB may resample a beach on subsequent days if a water quality issue is detected. The information is updated on Swim Guide by Miami Waterkeeper (www.miamiwaterkeeper.org), a local nonprofit focused on ensuring clean water. Miami Waterkeeper enters Swim Guide data for both Miami-Dade County and Broward County’s DOH.

Samples are collected weekly (typically on Tuesdays) to test for levels of enterococci, a type of bacteria that indicates that pathogenic bacteria and viruses associated with fecal pollution may be present. These bacteria are known as fecal indicator bacteria (FIB). Analysis of samples takes 24 hours to culture before results are available. All local sampling programs on Swim Guide also use the thresholds for water quality as written in the Florida Administrative Code, based on the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s 2012 Recreational Water Quality Criteria: Good= 0-35 CFU/MPN enterococci / 100 mL of marine water; Moderate= 36-69 CFU/MPN enterococci / 100 mL of marine water; and Poor= 70 CFU/MPN or greater enterococci / 100 mL of marine water. Clicking the pie chart icon will reveal a summary of the prior yearly or monthly of pass/fail data. A sampling location is marked GREY when no current or reliable monitoring information is available.

Testing sites are resampled by DOH after a failed water quality test until conditions return to safe levels. The DOH will only issue a formal “swim advisory” after two failed tests in a row, but Miami Waterkeeper will mark a beach as “RED” on Swim Guide after a single failed test is reported by any of the sampling organizations, if the data is posted by DOH. These conservative advisories inform vulnerable people (children, elderly, and the immunocompromised) who have elevated health risks due to water quality at the beach.
Miami Waterkeeper will also mark a beach as "Special Status" if information comes from other sources indicating that the water is unsafe, for example, a sewage leak, red tide, or oil spill. If data is more than a week old, sites will show a historical record of water quality data from a given site.

The Department of Health’s Florida Healthy Beaches program is a state-run initiative in partnership with Miami-Dade County and 33 other coastal counties in the state of Florida. The Florida Healthy Beaches program has been collecting and analyzing water samples from beaches and reporting FIB levels since 2000. (http://www.floridahealth.gov/environmental-health/beach-water-quality)

Miami Waterkeeper’s Water Quality Monitoring program is run by full-time investigators and staff that sample common recreation sites on a weekly basis to ensure the water you love is clean and safe. This program aims to sample locations not currently sampled by the Florida Healthy Beaches program or Surfrider Miami in an attempt to fill in gaps in local water quality monitoring. Visit Miami Waterkeeper at www.miamiwaterkeeper.org/water_monitoring or email hello@miamiwaterkeeper.org if you have any additional questions or to view a complete set of monitoring data.

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