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.

WATER QUALITY
  • Failed to meet water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 19th, 2019. 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

NE 16th Street Beach is sampled bi-weekly from January 1st to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Miami Waterkeeper maintains Swim Guide beach sites for Broward 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.

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. Broward County beaches are monitored by the Florida Healthy Beaches Program. Monitoring results are collected bi-weekly on Tuesdays and results are posted to the Florida Healthy beaches website on the following Monday. 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

NE 16th Street Beach

Pompano Beach, Florida

WATER QUALITY
  • Failed to meet water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 19th, 2019. 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

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 bi-weekly from January 1st to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Miami Waterkeeper maintains Swim Guide beach sites for Broward 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.

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. Broward County beaches are monitored by the Florida Healthy Beaches Program. Monitoring results are collected bi-weekly on Tuesdays and results are posted to the Florida Healthy beaches website on the following Monday. 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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