FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 23, 2012
DEP LAUNCHES PHASE I OF NEW
ONLINE BEACH GUIDE
~Finding Your Ideal Florida Beach Just Got Easier~
Florida Beach Access Guide helps users find ideal place to access Florida beaches, like Henderson Beach State Park
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP’s) Florida Coastal Management Program today announced the launch of the first phase of its new Online Beach Access Guide. The Guide is an interactive website that will help users find beach access points and other additional information on amenities such as restrooms or lifeguard availability. The first phase includes data for the panhandle region, encompassing 13 Gulf Coast counties spanning from Escambia to Citrus.
“Florida's coastlines are home to more than just white sandy beaches; they also include many of Florida’s cultural, historic and natural resources,“ Danny Clayton, Program Administrator of DEP’s Florida Coastal Management Program. “This online tool will allow visitors to choose the access that best matches their interests and needs through an interactive map and detailed information about parking, and other amenities such as facilities, picnic areas, boardwalks, camping, boat ramps and more.”
Once completed, the Online Beach Access Guide will include public beach access points in coastal counties throughout the state.The guide also provides directions, a list of amenities at each access point and a list of state parks, paddling trails, points of interest and a county overview.
Information about Florida’s Atlantic coast and Southwest Florida will be added to the website in the coming months.