Key Biscayne Yacht Club - Miami Waterkeeper

Key Biscayne, Florida

Miami Waterkeeper no longer samples at this location. All data available here is historical and does not represent recent testing.

Founded in 1955, the Key Biscayne Yacht Club has been serving the local community for more than 50 years. It serves as a location for fishing tournaments, international sailing events and regattas, and social events.

Please note that the Key Biscayne Yacht Club is private property, open only to members and their guests.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Special health or safety status in effect

  • Special Status
  • This means the affiliate organization managing a beach has set the beach status based on special local knowledge or information. Check the beach description and the Sources section for details.
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Monitoring Frequency

Key Biscayne Yacht Club - Miami Waterkeeper is not sampled

Source Information

Miami Waterkeeper (www.miamiwaterkeeper.org), a local nonprofit focused on ensuring clean water, enters Swim Guide data for Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. Water quality results displayed at this location were collected by Miami Waterkeeper’s weekly Water Quality Monitoring program. Samples are collected on Mondays with results available Tuesdays. Miami Waterkeeper may resample a beach on subsequent days if a water quality issue is detected.




Miami Waterkeeper collects weekly recreational water samples 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. Swim Guide uses a color system to quickly indicate water quality; green=Good, yellow=Moderate, and red=Poor. Clicking the pie chart icon will reveal a summary of the prior yearly or monthly pass/fail data. A sampling location is marked GREY when no current or reliable monitoring information is available.

Miami Waterkeeper will mark a beach as “RED” on Swim Guide after a single failed test is reported. 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.




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 keep you informed about your local water quality. This program aims to sample locations not currently sampled by the Florida Healthy Beaches (FHB) program 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.

Water Quality Graph

Key Biscayne Yacht Club - Miami Waterkeeper

Key Biscayne, Florida

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Special health or safety status in effect
  • Special Status
  • This means the affiliate organization managing a beach has set the beach status based on special local knowledge or information. Check the beach description and the Sources section for details.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

Miami Waterkeeper no longer samples at this location. All data available here is historical and does not represent recent testing.

Founded in 1955, the Key Biscayne Yacht Club has been serving the local community for more than 50 years. It serves as a location for fishing tournaments, international sailing events and regattas, and social events.

Please note that the Key Biscayne Yacht Club is private property, open only to members and their guests.

Monitoring Frequency

Key Biscayne Yacht Club - Miami Waterkeeper is not sampled

Source Information

Miami Waterkeeper (www.miamiwaterkeeper.org), a local nonprofit focused on ensuring clean water, enters Swim Guide data for Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. Water quality results displayed at this location were collected by Miami Waterkeeper’s weekly Water Quality Monitoring program. Samples are collected on Mondays with results available Tuesdays. Miami Waterkeeper may resample a beach on subsequent days if a water quality issue is detected.




Miami Waterkeeper collects weekly recreational water samples 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. Swim Guide uses a color system to quickly indicate water quality; green=Good, yellow=Moderate, and red=Poor. Clicking the pie chart icon will reveal a summary of the prior yearly or monthly pass/fail data. A sampling location is marked GREY when no current or reliable monitoring information is available.

Miami Waterkeeper will mark a beach as “RED” on Swim Guide after a single failed test is reported. 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.




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 keep you informed about your local water quality. This program aims to sample locations not currently sampled by the Florida Healthy Beaches (FHB) program 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.

Water Quality Graph

  Beach Location Water Quality
Key Biscayne, Florida
Key Biscayne, Florida
Miami, Florida
Miami, Florida
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