CCCLs are established in 25 of Florida’s coastal counties with sandy beaches, and may be re-established if a county’s shoreline conditions change dramatically due to historic erosion or hurricanes and other large storms.
The CCCL location is based on coastal engineering models, survey and bathymetric data and scientific principles that determine the upland or landward extent of the damaging effects of a 100-year storm event. Coastal construction regulations are also applied to sandy “pocket beaches” in Florida’s Big Bend region and in the Florida Keys.
Use Map Direct, an interactive geographic information system (GIS), to locate your county or property and determine if your project is seaward of the CCCL (solid red line).
A map of Florida with Beaches and Coastal Systems information layers will start. Help for navigating the map is available by clicking on the “?” question mark at the top of the map. Explore the map layers on the left of the map for more information, such as the locations of Coastal Range Monuments and CCCL permits.
Additional guidance for property owners and realtors interested in locating properties seaward of the CCCL for coastal disclosure purposes, as described in section 161.57, Florida Statutes, can be found in this document "How to Use FDEP’s Map Direct to locate the CCCL on Your Property" in the CCCL publications.
In addition to the Map Direct interactive GIS mapping, aerial maps, photographs and other coastal images and data are available for your area or property by searching COASTS.
To fully explore this database, users need to reference the Coastal Range Monuments found on the Map Direct CCCL focus area along with the CCCLs.
Fifty-Foot Setback Beaches
In the Florida Keys, the Monroe County sandy beaches regulated for coastal construction are listed as those that are "critically eroded" in DEP’s report entitled “Critically Eroded Beaches in Florida.”
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