If you had plans to go to Haulover Beach this weekend, you may want to rehink that.
You can thank our ongoing environmental issues.
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Two words: Red tide.
Miami-Dade County has closed the beaches north of the Haulover Inlet, reports The Miami Herald.
The levels of algae linked to red tide are apparently not in a healthy range.
— Grant Gilmore (@grant_gilmore) October 2, 2018
“We are taking this proactive step to ensure our residents and visitors are not affected as we collect samples in other areas for state testing,” Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez said in a statement. “We will continue to seek guidance from the state Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and take precautionary measures as warranted.”
The toxic algae can cause breathing issues and skin irritation, and even has proved fatal for fish and wildlife.
Haulover Inlet, at 10800 Collins Ave., north of Bal Harbour, is the site of many parties and Sunday Funday experiences. Most recently, during the World Cup, soccer fans gathered for a watch party on the water.