Love Florida’s beaches? There’s an app for that.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Coastal Management Program is introducing the “Florida Beach Access Guide”- a web-based map that is also available as a mobile app.
“Getting outdoors to enjoy Florida’s beaches is now more convenient,” says a statement from the DEP.
This interactive guide enables beachgoers to locate every public beach access point and associated 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 Guide is divided into three regions – Panhandle, Atlantic Coast, and Southwest Florida Coast. Detailed information about each access point, amenities such as parking, ADA accessibility, showers, picnic areas, boardwalks, trails, camping sites, fees and driving directions are provided. Info on fishing piers and coastal accesses within state parks is also provided.
The web-based guide and map can be accessed by a browser through this link. For mobile access, the free app is on iTunes or by downloading the Explorer for ArcGIS, then search for “Florida Beach Access Guide.”