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DEP announces web-based map that identifies beach accesses and amenities

TALLAHASSEE – DEP's Florida Coastal Management Program introduces the “Florida Beach Access Guide”- an interactive web-based map that is also available on an app for mobile devices. This guide enables beachgoers to locate every public beach access point and accompanying amenities throughout Florida.

“More than 2,000 public beach access points along Florida’s coasts are pinpointed with this mobile app and interactive map,” said Rebecca Prado, program administrator of the Florida Coastal Management Program. “Features include location, amenities and driving directions, enabling users to explore more of Florida’s coastline by identifying beaches that meet their interests.”

The “Florida Beach Access Guide” is divided into three regions – Panhandle, Atlantic Coast and Southwest Florida Coast. Detailed information about each region’s coastal county access points such as parking, ADA accessibility, showers, picnic areas, boardwalks, trails, camping sites, fees and driving directions are provided. Fishing piers and coastal accesses found within state parks are also provided.

To use the web-based guide on a browser, use the link below. For mobile access, visit iTunes or Android Market to download the Explorer for ArcGIS app and then search for “Florida Beach Access Guide.”