Broward County Sea Turtles
Sea turtles are marine reptiles that have been around since the time of the dinosaurs, over 110 million years ago. Today, there are seven species of sea turtles worldwide and the five species found in Florida are protected by federal law. Broward County protects sea turtles by supporting efforts to conserve their nesting and in-water habitats.
Broward County has 26 miles of coastline, 24 miles of which are monitored for turtle nesting activity by the Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program (BCSTCP). Broward County is considered a “medium-density” nesting area by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and hosts an average of 2,000 nests annually.
BCSTCP Current Nesting Totals*
*As of 10/27/23. Broward County (all beaches) reflects 24 miles of Broward County’s coastline, excluding the Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park. Data are preliminary.