Miami-Dade County

All beaches in Miami-Dade are poop free, officials say

South view of the Golden Beach coast line. A town located in the northeast corner of Miami-Dade County, Florida, between the Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean on July 14, 2018. Golden Beach was one of eight beaches under a no swimming alert.
South view of the Golden Beach coast line. A town located in the northeast corner of Miami-Dade County, Florida, between the Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean on July 14, 2018. Golden Beach was one of eight beaches under a no swimming alert. Pedro Portal

It is now OK to swim at all Miami-Dade beaches.

On Tuesday, the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade lifted swimming alerts for eight beaches across the county.

The affected beaches were: Golden Beach, Sunny Isles Beach, Surfside, North Shore and 53rd Street in Miami Beach, Haulover South, Crandon South and Crandon North.

Crandon South has been under the no swimming warning since Sept. 6. The remaining beaches were put on alert Sept. 12.

Health department officials routinely pull samples at beaches to test for high levels of enterococci, a bacteria that can lead to urinary tract infections, diverticulitis or meningitis in susceptible individuals.

On Tuesday, officials said samples came back normal for all beaches.

For information, call the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County at 305-324-2400.

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