Port Everglades Inlet

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Where the waters from Broward County exit into the Atlantic Ocean. Rivers and streams inland empty into the Intracoastal Waterway picking some pollutants from the urban geography that is home to two million residents, and hundreds of thousands of visitors. Port Everglades is also a major cruise port with many megaships using it as a port of call or the origination or termination of a cruise. The Port also handles oil tankers and cargo ships. Waters are tested here because if anything is polluting upstream, we can typically get a read on it during the outgoing tide where the inland streams and rivers give up some of their water. This location is not easy to get to as there are only a few parking spots about a quarter mile away. You can also walk the mean high tide line from the north until you can’t get any further. Occasionally there will be sharks or manatees in the water, and it is nice to watch the boat traffic coming and going. Because of the difficult access not the ideal place to swim or recreate. The Port is patrolled by Broward Sheriffs, Florida Marine Patrol, US Coast Guard, Border Patrol, and the Fort Lauderdale Police, for the security of the vessels passing through

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 June 7th, 2022. Surfrider Foundation - Broward Chapter updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on June 9th, 2022 at 4:04 PM.
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Monitoring Frequency

Port Everglades Inlet is sampled weekly from January 1st to December 31st.

Source Information

TBD

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Port Everglades Inlet

Fort Lauderdale, 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 June 7th, 2022. Surfrider Foundation - Broward Chapter updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on June 9th, 2022 at 4:04 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

Where the waters from Broward County exit into the Atlantic Ocean. Rivers and streams inland empty into the Intracoastal Waterway picking some pollutants from the urban geography that is home to two million residents, and hundreds of thousands of visitors. Port Everglades is also a major cruise port with many megaships using it as a port of call or the origination or termination of a cruise. The Port also handles oil tankers and cargo ships. Waters are tested here because if anything is polluting upstream, we can typically get a read on it during the outgoing tide where the inland streams and rivers give up some of their water. This location is not easy to get to as there are only a few parking spots about a quarter mile away. You can also walk the mean high tide line from the north until you can’t get any further. Occasionally there will be sharks or manatees in the water, and it is nice to watch the boat traffic coming and going. Because of the difficult access not the ideal place to swim or recreate. The Port is patrolled by Broward Sheriffs, Florida Marine Patrol, US Coast Guard, Border Patrol, and the Fort Lauderdale Police, for the security of the vessels passing through

Monitoring Frequency

Port Everglades Inlet is sampled weekly from January 1st to December 31st.

Source Information

TBD

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Water Quality Graph

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