Category Archives: Beach Conditions

Johnson Beach Gulf Islands National Seashore Perdido Key, FL

No June grass obviously, water is still a little murky.

Fort Pickens, Pensacola Beach FL

No June grass! LOTS of people were enjoying fishing at Fort Pickens today! They bay side was quite murky and gross, probably due to the recent rain. There was quite a lot of trash on the beach, including some mystery offal. The water was more clear on the gulf side. There were a few bait balls in evidence. Flags were yellow this morning. In addition to the anglers, there were a group of divers and several beachcombers. Shelling was quite decent today! Most of the parking spots near the fishing pier and visitor center were full by 8am, so tourist season is picking up.

Johnson Beach Gulf Islands National Seashore, Perdido Key FL

No June grass but the water is murky. The surf has been high and rough lately, so this isn’t surprising. The lagoon side of the seashore has fairly clear water. Look for more updates from Perdido Key and Orange Beach in the future!

Perdido Key

Perdido Key Public Access #3 is clear of June grass, but today is definitely not a day to swim. Happy Thanksgiving!

Johnson Beach Gulf Islands National Seashore, Perdido Key FL

0.5. Isolated patches of very decayed June Grass, but otherwise clear. Lots of people fishing and catching pompano. Not many shells on the main beach. Fairly windy from the southeast

Perdido Key State Park

Perdido Key SP is clear! Lots of shells & a bit windy today.

Pics Mediterranea Mirmar Beach 6.29.2022

Brian sent us these:

Okaloosa Island 5/15/18

Monica and Rey sent us this yesterday:

All clear on Okaloosa Island today. Been here since 5/11 and it’s been beautiful!

Rip Current Statement in effect until 7am Sunday

Please read the rip current statement in the last post. It remains in effect until 7am Sunday. Please don’t go in the water: your life is worth more than the price of your vacation.

More on Chlorophyll and June Grass May 13, 2015

Here is the best satellite monitoring data on chlorophyll that I could find for May 13 when Art and Hank were reporting June Grass in Blue Mountain and Henderson:

7 day composite of chlorophyll readings up to May 13. Redder = more chlorophyll. I got this image from data provided by University of South Florida College of Marine Science Optical Oceanography Laboratory

Here is a link to the University of South Florida site that I have been using. Make sure you are looking at chlorophyll data and not surface temperature data.