NE 16th Street Beach

Pompano Beach, Florida

Pompano Beach was awarded a Blue Wave Beach designation by the Clean Beaches Council. This beach offers watersports, sand volleyball, swimming, fishing, boating, kayaking, sailing, a playground, a boardwalk and picnic grounds. Kiteboarding is permitted off of the 16th street beach but is strictly regulated, so obey boundaries or you may get a ticket. Catamarans and sailboards may be launched at N.E. 16th Street and are required to stay 200 yards off the publich beach.Or, bring your boogie board instead as you will have unrestricted access to the waves! Lifeguards are on duty from 9 to 5pm daily. No dogs or alcohol on the beach. Restroom facilities, showers, picnic shelters and tables, barbecue grills and children's playground are located on the beach. The Pompano Beach Pier (222 North Pompano Beach Boulevard) is open 24 hours a day and bait is available in the tackle shop. The pier is approximately 1000 feet in length. Food and beverages can be purchased at the pier. Be on the lookout for warnings re: Portuguese Man-O-Wars and Sea Lice outbreaks caused by juvenile stage jellyfish, sporadically occurring between March and August.

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Pompano Beach recibió una designación de Blue Wave Beach por parte del Consejo de Playas Limpias. Esta playa ofrece deportes acuáticos, voleibol de arena, natación, pesca, paseo en bote, kayak, navegación, área de juegos para niños, paseo marítimo y áreas de picnic. Se permite el kitesurf fuera de la playa de la calle 16, pero está estrictamente regulado, así que obedezca los límites o puede ser multado. Catamaranes y tablas de vela pueden ser lanzados en la calle 16 Nor Este y son obligadas a permanecer a 200 yardas de la playa pública. O bien, traiga su tabla, ¡ya que tendrá acceso ilimitado a las olas! Los salvavidas están en servicio de 9 a 5 pm todos los días. No se admiten perros ni alcohol en la playa. En la playa se encuentran los servicios de baños, duchas, refugios y mesas para pícnic, parrillas para barbacoa y área de juegos para niños. El muelle de Pompano Beach (222 North Pompano Beach Boulevard) está abierto las 24 horas del día y la carnada está disponible en la tienda de aparejos. El muelle es de aproximadamente 1000 pies de longitud. En el muelle se pueden comprar alimentos y bebidas. Esté atento a las advertencias sobre los brotes de Carabela portuguesa y Piojos de Mar causados por medusas en etapa juvenil, que ocurren esporádicamente entre marzo y agosto.

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 4:36 PM.
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Current Weather
29°C
Mostly clear
Monitoring Frequency

NE 16th Street Beach 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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NE 16th Street Beach

Pompano 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 4:36 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
29°C
Mostly clear

Pompano Beach was awarded a Blue Wave Beach designation by the Clean Beaches Council. This beach offers watersports, sand volleyball, swimming, fishing, boating, kayaking, sailing, a playground, a boardwalk and picnic grounds. Kiteboarding is permitted off of the 16th street beach but is strictly regulated, so obey boundaries or you may get a ticket. Catamarans and sailboards may be launched at N.E. 16th Street and are required to stay 200 yards off the publich beach.Or, bring your boogie board instead as you will have unrestricted access to the waves! Lifeguards are on duty from 9 to 5pm daily. No dogs or alcohol on the beach. Restroom facilities, showers, picnic shelters and tables, barbecue grills and children's playground are located on the beach. The Pompano Beach Pier (222 North Pompano Beach Boulevard) is open 24 hours a day and bait is available in the tackle shop. The pier is approximately 1000 feet in length. Food and beverages can be purchased at the pier. Be on the lookout for warnings re: Portuguese Man-O-Wars and Sea Lice outbreaks caused by juvenile stage jellyfish, sporadically occurring between March and August.

*********************************************************

Pompano Beach recibió una designación de Blue Wave Beach por parte del Consejo de Playas Limpias. Esta playa ofrece deportes acuáticos, voleibol de arena, natación, pesca, paseo en bote, kayak, navegación, área de juegos para niños, paseo marítimo y áreas de picnic. Se permite el kitesurf fuera de la playa de la calle 16, pero está estrictamente regulado, así que obedezca los límites o puede ser multado. Catamaranes y tablas de vela pueden ser lanzados en la calle 16 Nor Este y son obligadas a permanecer a 200 yardas de la playa pública. O bien, traiga su tabla, ¡ya que tendrá acceso ilimitado a las olas! Los salvavidas están en servicio de 9 a 5 pm todos los días. No se admiten perros ni alcohol en la playa. En la playa se encuentran los servicios de baños, duchas, refugios y mesas para pícnic, parrillas para barbacoa y área de juegos para niños. El muelle de Pompano Beach (222 North Pompano Beach Boulevard) está abierto las 24 horas del día y la carnada está disponible en la tienda de aparejos. El muelle es de aproximadamente 1000 pies de longitud. En el muelle se pueden comprar alimentos y bebidas. Esté atento a las advertencias sobre los brotes de Carabela portuguesa y Piojos de Mar causados por medusas en etapa juvenil, que ocurren esporádicamente entre marzo y agosto.

Monitoring Frequency

NE 16th Street Beach 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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