Navarre, Pensacola, Alabama & Points West

This is a place for beach visitors to check beach conditions and post their personal observations of the latest beach conditions. When beach visitors post in the comments section below it improves the June Grass Report by vastly expanding the number of beaches that can be covered daily. Beach visitors who want to include pictures with their reports should email them to junegrasspics AT gmail DOT com, for posting on the main page. Please note that reports made on this page will not appear on the automated FB or Twitter feeds. You must subscribe to comments to get email updates from this page.

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1.) Please include the following information: location, your estimation of the Grossness Index level, time of day, wind direction, tide, critters observed, water temp, weather, etc.

2.) The June Grass Report does NOT do predictions. However, you may politely ask our residents and long-term readers for updates or opinions.

3.) Please know the difference between seaweed and June Grass before posting an update. If you don’t know please email pics of the suspect marine flora to the address above. It would be helpful for us to have example pics of both seaweed and June Grass.

4.) Updates and comments are appreciated. Complaints are not. Keep it civil. I do this for free because I feel like it. I individually moderate ALL comments and I delete the rude/abusive ones. Also, I will not approve updates that are not for the locations listed in the title of this page because I am trying to make it easier for visitors to find information about specific beaches/locations. Please don’t post the same comment repeatedly: I will moderate it soon.

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  1. Did the Tropical Storm churn up the gulf and bring in june grass? Things look murky on the Navarre Beach webcam. Coming to visit first week in October. Had the post tropical storm june grass ruin a vacation 2 years ago. Hoping to avoid it this time.

  2. South east swells today at Johnsons Beach Grass thick.

  3. any new reports on perdido key ?

  4. Went to Johnsons Beach yday.. Grass lite in the morning ,then got heavier as day progressed.

    • Yuck. Hate to hear that. Have been watching it (or something) come ashore on the Navarre Beach webcam yesterday and today. I know that’s a ways away from Perdido, but disheartening all the same.

  5. Heading to Perdido Key this weekend . . . I have not seen much action on this site as of late, and I assume that no news is good news.

    Anyone been to Perdido lately to confirm all is well?

    Thanks!

  6. Just arrived at Pensacola Beach. Water clear with very little June grass

  7. Opal beach 11:12am. Winds moderate from saw. Surf about 1 foot. Yellow flags out. Large pockets of brown June grass near shore. Grossness index going thru pockets a 9 of 10. If you can find pockets of clear it’s a 4-5 of 10. Yuck!

  8. GREAT day at Dauphin Island 2-3 foot swells no rain which considering the past couple of days was awesome!! Best of all ZERO June Grass!!! Wish the waves were a little flatter but all in all an EXCELLENT day! Gonna try it again there tomorrow.

    • Nice…glad you were able to enjoy at least one day june grass free and no rain. We have been having a lot of liquid sunshine here this week!

  9. Any updates on Perdido Key?

    • This is probably too late to report, but we were at Perdido Key last Thursday. Surf was 2-3 ft with purple and gold flags flying. Saw multiple jellies on the sand.

  10. Opal Beach.. 10:30 am. What winds light from south. June grass a 2 on the grossness index. Small pockets floating by, none accumulating on beach. Water is still clear. Surf less than 1ft.

  11. I’ve been watching the reports over the last week or so, and was wondering how things were looking around Gulf Shores. We are going to be there next week and are really hoping for good water since last year was a cross between June Grass and Sargassum depending on where we were. I imagine we will go from Dauphin Island all the way to Pensacola, but primarily GS. comments? suggestions?

    • Ill be going to Opal Beach tomorrow, which is about 12 miles or so east of Gulf Shores (I could be wrong as I have never measured it)… I will report tomorrow and should give you a good idea. Although as we know with June Grass it could be pea soup thick where you are…go 2 miles away and be clear…

    • Awesome Claude thank you. Yes I know that’s the way June grass operates. I don’t mind hunting water, my wife on the other hand…….I’ll be looking forward to your report.

  12. Does anyone have an update on Pensacola?

  13. Opal beach at 10:30am. Light winds from nnw. Wa Small clumps of June grass, light smell. grossness index at 2. Enough to color the water but you can still see bottom.

  14. Perdido Key at Needle Rush Point, 7/14/18, 10:00am. Clear water. Lots of small fish swimming around to entertain the kids. June grass 0-1 on the grossness scale. Winds calm. Better today than yesterday.

  15. Been in navarre since Saturday 7/7. Perfect conditions.

  16. Not there in person, but just heard from relations who are @ Perdido this week. Very little grass in the water and none on the beach as of morning of 7/10/18.

  17. Anyone have an update on Perdido?

  18. Christine Reynolds

    Navarre beach is beautiful! 0 on the index. Water crystal clear. Yesterday was 1-2 with some rough waves but today is just gorgeous. Couldn’t ask for better!

  19. Pensacola Beach was 3-4 at 8 am 7/8/18 and further down on a Fort Pickens beach was a 7.

  20. Beautiful sat. Just east of Opal beach. About 80-90% clear. Islands of June grass float by about 20 yards offshore. Light winds from sse… green flag day. Some dead junegrass at bottom in clumpsbut easy to avoid.

  21. Shylettera Davis

    Pensacola Beach. July 6th in the afternoon. Gross index 3-4. Some neon green algae washed up on the shore. There was no escaping it meaning I could feel it at all times while in the water. Saw a few very small tentacle free jellies.

  22. 7/7/18
    Romar Beach, Orange Beach, AL
    June grass level = 0
    Partly cloudy, winds SSE at 10kts
    Water as clear as OBA gets.
    Grass pushed out last week with storms that came through.
    Pic emailed.

  23. Navarre Beach: June Grass is turning brown with some Sargassum mixed in.

  24. 11am near opal beach. Winds light from sse, surf fairly calm. June grass is at a 6-7 on the gross scale. You can see bottom now and then as icebergs of June grass drift by. But very smelly. Won’t be here long.

  25. Went to Opal beach on 6/27/18 and there was heavy June grass.

  26. Navarre Beach & East has lots of June Grass. Shelling is good though.

  27. Is finding clear water at the end of July a crap shoot or can it be found? We are looking to go to Orange Beach at the end of next month, but may decide to go to South Texas if we have better opportunity of finding clear water. Last year we were on Dauphin Island/Orange Beach and June Grass wasn’t bad. Just wanted to get input if I could?

  28. Edit the above should read “While it was NOT clumping in massive amounts at the tide line…”

  29. Was at Opal beach 6/24 between 10am – 2:30pm. Waves were pretty calm at about 2 ft. Sunny day….almost a great beach day. The June Grass at Opal Beach was about a 6 on the grossness scale. Water looked like pea soup. While it was clumping in massive amounts at the tide line, there was enough in the water to fill your pockets and get in “nooks and crannies”
    BTW… Site admin…would have report this live yesterday but since the site change I cant seem to post from my iPhone…the comments boxes don’t appear for me to type into??

    • Thanks for being the 1st to post on the new Points West section! I’ll look into the iphone issue but I’m thinking it’s a software issue, which is beyond my control. I’ll let you know what I find out.

    • Ok, had a friend with an iphone check: comment box works for them. Are you still having the problem?

    • Nope seems to be working now…very odd. Thanks for checking!

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