Oakland Park Boulevard

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Located on A1A from Oakland Park Boulevard heading south until NE 20th Street along A1A is the northern part of Fort Lauderdale beach. As this is a mainly residential area, parking is somewhat limited, but the beach is wide and lovely with soft sand and calm surf. There is on street meter parking, showers and nearby shops and restaurants. Unfortunately, water quality results for this beach are not made available.

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • 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
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CURRENT WEATHER
29°C
Mostly clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Oakland Park Boulevard is not sampled

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.

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Oakland Park Boulevard

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • 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
29°C
Mostly clear

Located on A1A from Oakland Park Boulevard heading south until NE 20th Street along A1A is the northern part of Fort Lauderdale beach. As this is a mainly residential area, parking is somewhat limited, but the beach is wide and lovely with soft sand and calm surf. There is on street meter parking, showers and nearby shops and restaurants. Unfortunately, water quality results for this beach are not made available.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Oakland Park Boulevard is not sampled

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.

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