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. Click on the highlighted hyperlinks to navigate to the location and information tools.
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.
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 Beaches focus area along with the CCCLs.
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