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Healthy Beaches

Environmental Health

  •  772-873-4931



    Mailing Location

    Florida Department of Health in St. Lucie County 

    5150 NW Milner Drive 

    Port St. Lucie, FL 34983


    Physical Location

    3855 South US 1 

    Fort Pierce, FL 34982

Healthy Beaches Program

In August 2000, the beach water sampling program was expanded to include the 34 Florida counties. In August 2002, the coastal counties began collecting weekly samples and today perform biweekly sampling at designated locations. The ocean beaches program is funded in part through the Florida Healthy Beaches Program. The coastal beach water samples collected by the county health departments are analyzed for enterococci bacteria. High concentrations of these bacteria may indicate the presence of microorganisms. County health departments will issue health advisories when these conditions are confirmed. Testing is done at a local state certified laboratory and the results are updated twice monthly. Results for our local beaches can be found at:

Florida Healthy Beaches Website