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Miami-Dade, Broward and the Keys Close Beaches for 4th of July Weekend

Miami-Dade, Broward, and Monroe County (Florida Keys) Close Beaches for 4th of july due to covid-19

Miami-Dade County Closes Beaches 4th of July Weekend

If you were planning to head to the beach for the 4th of July weekend, it’s time to think of plan B. Sunday night, Miami-Dade Mayor issued Emergency Order 25-20 closing all Miami-Dade beaches. The order states crowded beaches over the Fourth of July weekend could substantially accelerate the spread of COVID-19 in Miami-Dade County.

Key Biscayne Closes Parks & Cancels Parade

The latest emergency order caused the 61st Annual Key Biscayne 4th of July Parade to be cancelled. The Village of Key Biscayne mayor tweeted that in addition to the beaches being closed, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State park will close July 3rd through July 7th, but hotel pools will remain open.

Key Biscayne Mayor tweets, “County Beaches, including Key Biscayne, will be closed July 3rd through July 6th. Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park will be closed. Hotel Pools will remain open.

Broward County Closes Beaches For 4th of July Weekend

Monday morning, Broward county issued Emergency Order 20-19 citing the upcoming temporary closure of the beaches in Miami-Dade County and the recent increase in positive reported cases of COVID-19
within Broward County and the State of Florida.

The Florida Keys Close Beaches For 4th of July Weekend

On Monday, the Monroe County announced they will close all county-owned parks and beaches starting on Thursday, July 2 at 5 p.m. and will reopen them at normal operating hours on Tuesday, July 7. The Monroe County update is in conjunction with the closures in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties.

Monroe County

City of Key West

Parks and beaches in the City of Key West are open, other than Fourth of July weekend. 

City of Marathon

City Park, Ocean Front Park, and both Sombrero and Coco Plum Beaches are open, other than Fourth of July weekend. However, due to safety concerns and an inability to mitigate them at this time, the following restrictions apply:

Village of Islamorada

The Founders Park beach and other Founders Park amenities are open to Islamorada residents, non-residents with Park Memberships or Pool Memberships, and visitors staying in Islamorada lodging establishments. The park is open from sunrise to sunset for passive and limited activities use only – as permitted by and following current CDC and State Health Department guidelines. OPEN for limited use are the beach, dog park, trails, tennis courts, pickleball courts, basketball court, golf driving range, three restrooms. The Founders Park Office is open for limited business activities and the pool is open for fitness activities only. New memberships and membership renewals for Monroe County residents are available at the park office. The following remain CLOSED: fitness park, playgrounds, and picnic areas.

No groups of more than ten (10) are allowed and a maximum of twenty-five(25) users will be allowed on the Beach at any time. 

Anne’s Beach is open to the public. Library Park Beach and the area known as the Fills from MM 77.5 to 79.8 and restroom facilities at closed parks and beaches remain closed until further notice.

Key Colony Beach

State Parks

Visitors should expect limited hours, capacity, and amenities. Visit The Florida State Park Safety Update Page for an updated list of state parks that are open. 

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