Key Biscayne

Swimming advisory lifted for three beaches now that they’re poop-free (enough)

Golden Beach is one of three beaches in Miami-Dade County where swimmers were being warned July 18, 2018, to stay out of the water because of high levels of fecal matter. On Tuesday, the Florida Department of Health lifted the warning.
Golden Beach is one of three beaches in Miami-Dade County where swimmers were being warned July 18, 2018, to stay out of the water because of high levels of fecal matter. On Tuesday, the Florida Department of Health lifted the warning. pportal@miamiherald.com

You can safely swim in the waters off Golden Beach, Crandon Beach North and Crandon Beach South again, according to the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade, which lifted the swimming advisory that’s been in place since Wednesday.

Testing that found too much fecal matter in the waters caused the department to advise against swimming off those Key Biscayne beaches last week. The department says the bacteria tested at safe levels Tuesday.

That was the second such caution of July at Crandon Beach North. The first, which came down quietly on July 3, included Virginia Beach and was lifted late afternoon July 4.

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