The Florida Coastal Management Program is based on a network of agencies implementing 24 statutes that protect and enhance the state's natural, cultural and economic coastal resources. The program's goal is to coordinate local, state and federal agency activities using existing laws to ensure that Florida's coast is as valuable to future generations as it is today. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is responsible for directing the implementation of the statewide coastal management program.
The safety and enjoyment of Florida’s public beaches are affected by changing tide and surf conditions. As many residents and visitors travel to different parts of Florida to enjoy its wonderful public beaches, many communities post warning flags and educational signage to help visitors understand the beach hazards occurring during their visits. These communities may also add signs highlighting beach and coastal access points to direct visitors towards convenient access to Florida’s picturesque coastal resources.
To aid in this effort, the Florida Coastal Management Program is offering state and local governmental entities that provide public coastal access points the following free of charge:
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.