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Coastal communities face a difficult challenge: enjoying their waterfronts and waterways without destroying them.
It is a task that is complicated by rapid population growth, an increase in recreational boating and other water-related activity, declining natural environments, and coastal and marine resources that are, in many cases, overburdened. If coastal communities are to remain sustainable, all residents, visitors, policy makers, and regulators need new methods and information sources to address pressing issues.
Florida Sea Grant works to achieve an acceptable balance through science-based research and extension. This section of our website provides information about rights and responsibilities related to the three main types of water access in Florida. Choose a type of access to get started!
This report is part of a two-year campaign, Florida’s Changing Seas, published in Florida Trend. This report discusses what Florida Sea Grant is doing to protect and help citizens continue to enjoy Florida’s greatest asset.
Beach users’ perceptions of ownership, erosion management and sea-level rise are largely unknown. It is important that policymakers understand these stakeholders’ perceptions because their beach use drives the state’s multi-billion dollar coastal real estate and beach tourism industries. This publication evaluates beach users’ awareness and attitude toward public and private beach ownership, beach users’ varying level of support for different erosion management methods and beach users’ awareness of sea-level rise and the risk it poses to Florida’s beaches and coastal development.