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The moment you take your socks off, you're free. Warm your toes in Greater Fort Lauderdale's 23 miles of sunkissed beaches - an easy walk from many hotels, restaurants and activities. Experience a sunny state of mind.

Rave about the Blue Wave certified beaches:
Enjoy clean, safe, user-friendly Florida beaches. Hollywood, Dania Beach, Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, and Fort Lauderdale, are proud to have been continuously certified as Blue Wave Beaches by the Clean Beaches Council of Washington DC since 1999.

Tips for a healthy and fun day at the beach:

Sunscreen:

  • Sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 is recommended.
  • When going outside, apply a liberal amount of sunscreen to all exposed skin, even on cloudy days.
  • Remember to reapply sunscreen to your skin when outdoors for more than two hours, and after swimming, sweating
    or toweling off.

Stay hydrated:

  • Drink plenty of water when outdoors, especially in the summer heat.
  • Pack bottled water when visiting the beach.
  • Be mindful of the signs of dehydration: Dry mouth, dizziness, lack of sweating, dry skin, low blood pressure, rapid
    heartbeat, and fatigue.

Water safety:

  • Pay attention to weather and water conditions such as rip current.
  • Designate a Water Watcher to supervise children playing in and around the water.
  • Learn CPR. Learning CPR empowers you to make a difference and save a life.

Injury prevention:

  • Florida’s beaches are known for soft white sand; however, rocks and shells are a natural part of the beach
    environment. Watch where you step and avoid sharp rocks and shells.
  • Wear sandals or water shoes to protect your feet on rocky or shelly surfaces.
  • Water and wounds do not mix. Do not enter the water if you have fresh cuts or scrapes.
  • It is important for those who are immune-compromised to wear proper foot protection to prevent cuts and injury
    caused by rocks and shells on the beach.

Florida’s beach environments:

  • Be respectful of our wildlife. Many animals call Florida’s beaches and coast home.
  • Many animals, such as sea turtles, rely on responsible human behaviors to survive.
  • It is everyone’s responsibility to share the beach with these creatures and be mindful of their home.

For more information and to view our beaches 24/7, visit www.sunny.org.
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