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Help improve the June Grass Report! Please post your personal observations in the comments section here! Helpful things to include would be: location, time of day, wind direction, critters observed, water temp, weather, etc. Before posting here PLEASE read the FAQ. It will take you two seconds. When you post conditions please make sure you know the difference between June Grass and seaweed. If you are unsure please don’t be shy: send a photo to junegrasspics AT g mail DOT com . Seaweed is not a deal-breaker for most people but June Grass is, however seaweed can be smelly and gross but that is pretty unusual here.

  1. Okaloosa Island was pretty awful this morning, but the June grass started to break up this afternoon. There were plenty of areas that were clear enough to swim in and not feel totally disgusting. Bonus: Lots of sand dollars!!

  2. Candace Mauney

    June grass has been terrible on Okaloosa island dor the last two days. The smell is awful!

  3. How are Crystal and Miramar beaches today. Any signs of June Grass?

  4. Anthony Burton

    7/21/17 Gulf Shores smelled horrible from dead fish. We were there about 6:30 and the beach was pretty well empty.

  5. Crystal Beach was beautiful today. We are staying on Okaloosa and it’s nasty-looks like oil. It’s been gross all week.

  6. Was in Destin (Sundestin Beach Resort) from June 18th until today. When we first got there on Tuesday, the water was a little murky. Someone said it had been raining a lot the days prior to our arrival. Went to sleep that night and woke up the next morning and the water was crystal clear and beautiful and it still was when we left today.

  7. So once the June grass comes in, how long does it usually stay? Headed to Navarre 7/29. Thanks

  8. Water in Fort Walton is terrible almost black in color full of June grass 😭

  9. Miramar Beach has been absolutely perfect and clear the last 2 days!

  10. Seawana Martin

    How is the water and beach at ft Walton beach close to wateresape condo

  11. Any change in the water in FWB? Coming in this Sunday, July 24th.

  12. Staying at Gulf Dunes in Ft. Walton…. been here since last Saturday and the June grass is absolutely horrible. Dead fish up and down the beach. It smells terrible. We have been driving 20 min to Miramar beach so we can actually swim in clear water. Very disappointing.

  13. can someone please post a picture of Fort Walton Beach/Okaloosa Island. Thanks

  14. Rachael Simmons

    Thurs, 20th topsail beaches are really bad. It looked like green slime rolling in the waves.

  15. Rachael Simmons

    Yesterday miramar beach by pompano Joe’s was absolutely beautiful! Water was Crystal clear and calm!

  16. Any information on June Grass in Orange Beach?

    • Just left ora he beach to come to okaloosa island for a few days. OB was beautiful, calm, and clear but jellies in the water!

  17. What is the water like this evening on okaloosa island.

    • We are in Ft. Walton right now and it is horrible here. The Junegrass is horrible, dead fish on the beach and the smell is terrible. The water is so dark it looks like oil. All the chairs were empty at noon and the rest of the day. The guy working with chairs said it got bad last week.

  18. Pensacola Beach a lot of June Grass
    Smelly dirty water.

  19. Why is the June grass so bad in Ft Walton Beach? I am going to be staying there next week. What are the odds of the water being clear by then?

    • It’s raining…again….so probably not good. I think it’s because of the proximity to the freshwater inputs from the bay, which are full of crud because it has been raining a lot upstream

  20. I’m coming down to ft Walton beach and staying at waterscape on the 31st wonder if the water will be cleared up …..or Is the June grass bad now at the beach

  21. Pompano Joes and the Back porch in Destin look pretty clear. Yesterday Beasley Park and the Crab Trap were gross 5/10 with a lot of dead fish washing up

  22. Chrissy respass

    What is the water clarity at Miramar beach? We are in FT Walton and the June grass is absolutely awful- I refuse to get in the water- so thick!!

  23. Water at Dunes of Panama PCB is beautiful! Clear and blue green

  24. Beautiful at Seagrove today near Eastern Lake outfall. Gulf is now flowing into the lake and washed away most of the brown water! Hope the wind stays in our favor!!

    • Rachael Simmons

      Yay! This is just what I was looking for! Thank you for posting. We are heading to a condo in sea grove today. I was hoping we wouldn’t have to drive to anther beach 😊

  25. Visited Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key yesterday and the June grass was very thick. I did not see any dead fish though.

  26. Anyone know what the current conditions are around Pelican Isle on Fort Walton Beach? We’re arriving tomorrow.

    • We are staying really close to there and the beaches have been pretty gross. Dark water with June grass, dead fish. We have been making the drive to Destin for our beach time and the waters are gorgeous there.

    • Been at Pelican Isle since Saturday, hate to disappoint you, but the beach was even worse yesterday than when we arrived. At least there weren’t as many dead fish so the smell was gone. But the water next to the beach is just black with June grass. No visibility. Drove to Henderson State Park (10 miles away) and it was beautiful.

  27. Crystal clear and calm at navarre today

  28. Heading down to PCB on Friday. Can anyone there tell me what the water looks like? Is the June grass gone? Thanks

  29. Laguna Beach area of PCB is clear and beautiful. No junegrass.

  30. Heading to PCB in a few days….. I have seen that water has been bad close to there but nothing said about PCB directly. Anybody with any info on how the water has been?

  31. Clear areas near Destin? Topsail not so good today.

  32. Anyone know if Navarre is clear today?

  33. How is the water in PCB? Will be staying at Treasure Island beginning Sat.

  34. Grass is awful at Okaloosa Island. We’ve been here since Sunday and it’s gotten increasingly worse.

  35. Henderson State Park (Destin) was beautiful today. Okaloosa Island at Beasley Park had dead fish and june grass.

  36. Kelli Wilbanks

    How is the water in FWB? We are coming down Saturday. Last year was our first trip there and the water and beach area was awful with all the dead fish.

    • We have been here since Saturday and the water has been gross. Dead fish almost everyday. Went to Henderson State park, water was perfect. Little seaweed and no dead fish.

  37. Hey y’all, heading to Destin, FL, JettyEast the first week in August, how’s the water been looking?

  38. Rachael Simmons

    June grass is about a 5 at topsail hill preserve beaches toady.

  39. Seagrove beach- last week was ok but not emerald, this week the water has been terrible. Very dark and brown. Locals say because of so much rain eastern lake flowing into gulf.

  40. What are the conditions in Destin?

  41. Best area today?

  42. Clear water at Grayton Beach, where my cousin is visiting. Looks like the dune lakes have flushed a bit of brackish water that’s collected between the shoreline and a sandbar but expect that to be cleared after a high tide.

  43. Beasley Park on Okaloosa Island on Sunday 7/16/2017
    Much better than the previous weekend. The smell is gone. Dead fish are still there, but only the bones (note the fat and happy seagulls nearby). I still saw some June grass in the water but it is not as bad as the weekend before. There were some people in the water. Conditions were not optimal, but if you pick the right spot you could enjoy some beach time.
    I walked east towards Destin for about 45 minutes and both June grass and fish bones (and a few bigger carcasses) were present but not horrible: okay for a walk but I wouldn’t recommend a beach day.

  44. Anyone have a report on Navarre Beach? I think we may head that way tomorrow since Okaloosa is so bad with dead fish and grass

    • Spent yesterday (July 16, 2017) at Navarre. Gorgeous water. Just a very few pieces of june grass floating after the water was stirred up with big roller waves. Almost didn’t notice them — probably would not have seen them if I hadn’t been snorkeling. No odor. No dead fish. Had a wonderful day.

  45. Any one at Henderson state park today? How’s the water? We are staying in Fort Walton beach and the dead fish are pretty gross. Looking for a nice beach with no dead fish for the next few days we are here.

  46. Blue Button Jellyfish showed up in Miramar Beach today.

  47. How is Destin looking today?

  48. Guess it would help to have said the Fairfield Inn in Fort Walton Beach… LOL

  49. Walked the beach from the Fairfield Inn to the fishing pier (about 1.5 miles or so) yesterday and the June grass and dead fish were everywhere. No clear spots at all.

  50. What about Navarre

  51. Crystal Baker

    How is Pensacola Beach?

    • Victoria Nicole Hunter

      Pensacola Beach West of the Pier area today. June grass was pretty thick. Probably a level 6 or 7 on the gross meter. Large thick band of it right off the beach. Wading through was horrible and got it all in our swimsuits of course. Water clarity was really bad. No smell or dead fish though. No seaweed either.

  52. Arrived today in Seagrove Beach. No June grass. Water is clear but has a brownish tint. Eastern Lake is very full and lots of overflow very close to the beach. I’ll try to get a pic tomorrow.

  53. What are the “grass” conditions today at Okaloosa Island, Henderson and Navarre Beaches?

  54. Rachael Simmons

    How is the water near Topsail Hill preserve? We are heading there in 2 days. I’m just wondering if we should expect June grass…

  55. Henderson State Park is beautiful!!

  56. west of pier park on thur 5p 7/13 = 87 degrees, no june grass, no dead fish. water greener than the normal crystal clear. no jelly fish. close to perfect.

  57. How are conditions west of Pier Park area?

  58. Staying at Breakers in Fort Walton Beach. Got here Tuesday night to find almost a wall of dead fish and water with so much June grass it looked black. After a storm blew through this afternoon, the water is at least somewhat clear but the June grass is still pretty constant. Not much in the way of dead fish left though. Went to Destin for snorkelling to get decent water. Sadly leaving in morning and will never have had good water where I’m staying.

  59. Staying in Fort Walton Beach this week and there is a TON of June Grass. I am really disappointed with the water conditions as this is our first trip to the area. Lots of dead fish too!
    Drove into Destin to Henderson Beach State Park and the water is GORGEOUS! We will be coming back here tomorrow for our last day!

    • ugh! We feel for you. We have sworn off FWB completely as every year was a disappointment. The staff kept saying “it’s usually gone by tomorrow.” After several years of putting up with it, tomorrow never came. We have since gone down to Panama City Beach but that too has gotten worse over the years. Not trying to be political, but I can’t help but think the warming of the oceans will make this continually worse every year. We are done with the Panhandle coast, as much as we love it.

    • We have been year after year for the last 14 years or so and never have a problem with June grass when we come in May, or Mid August-October. Not sure if that is doable for you, but it is just as beautiful in FWB as Destin during those times. We have noticed our last few trips the last part of July always seem to have the grass and dead fish and mass amounts of Jelly Fish. Must just be this time of year.

    • Can somebody please give me an update on Panama City Beach? I will be there Saturday.

    • I feel for you too. We went for our first time in 2014 and were disappointed because it was awful. We thought it might be a fluke week and returned the next year to the same thing. You couldn’t even get in the water. So last year we came to PCB and it was beautiful. Back again this year and couldn’t be happier, the water is perfect. It’s a longer drive but absolutely worth it if clear blue/green water is what you are after!!

  60. Patricia A Maldonado

    Any locals know if this horrible Trip Ruining June Grass , clears out? this is the 2nd time we want to stay at Waterscape at Fort Walton because of awesome kids pool. But the BEach is Horrible! Why why! why does it stay so long here! yet Destin is Nicer!

  61. At Henderson State Park beach, $6 for a car of 4. Water is clear, no June grass, seaweed, or dead fish. Kids are much happier today. A little crowded, but not too bad.

  62. The June grass in FWB is TERRIBLE today!!! Second day in a row that we can’t get out in it. BAD fish smell!! Dead fish everywhere! Won’t be returning to FWB next year. Will drive to Destin today! It was beautiful yesterday

  63. Lots of June grass in the water and still a lot of dead fish on the beach on Okaloosa Island west of the pier. Yesterday had several sharks near the beach as well. Most small but one would guess to be in the 8′ range. They appeared to be cleaning up remaining dead fish still floating in the water.

  64. Headed down Saturday to FWB. What is the fish and sea grass situation today?

  65. Eric Scharnell

    Heading to Miramar beach on Saturday, any update?

    • We’ve been vacationing at Tops’l in Miramar Beach since 7/8/17. Beach has been totally wonderful our entire stay. We all swam in the ocean EVERY day for several hours each day. Many days, the water was crystal clear, green and beautiful, it was like being in heaven. A few days, there was SOME june grass, but not much, definitely not enough to deter most people as the beach was full of people on all days we’ve been here. Only deterrent might be sharks or stingrays. One day, there was a humongous stingray that swam super close to shore, my dad almost stepped on it, but since the water was so clear, we saw it come through and just let it go right by us.

  66. Just arrived late last night, Ft Walton Beach, Fairfield Inn. As of today, there’s plenty of June grass and dead fish along the shoreline. Another hotel guest told me that it wasn’t bad as of yesterday, so just bad luck for us I suppose. Anyone having better luck at the neighboring beaches??

    • We tried the beach at the Okaloosa Pier and the June grass was a little better but the dead fish situation was much better. Hopefully tomorrow things are even better.

  67. Wondering what the current conditions are at Orange Beach. Heading down in a few days and I am wondering what to expect.

  68. How is the water currently at Navarre. Heading there in a couple weeks. Aug 5th.

    • I’m a local living in Gulf Breeze and we always make the 15-20 min drive to Navarre. It is consistently the nicest beach around and doesn’t seem to be as prone to June grass and murkiness like PCB and others. The water is always just perfect, including this past Sunday, 7/9. The water was a beautiful turquoise and clear, nice and calm, and super warm.

      • Thank you. We have been there twice before. Both times had june grass and the moss. Third time may be a charm.

  69. Dead fish everywhere this past weekend. Stayed at the Destin West for my BFF Wedding. Could not have it on the beach due to the fish. Use the pavilion at Beasley park and it was beautiful. Did do QUICK pictures on the beach. Nauseating to say the least. What caused this????

  70. Virginia M Dameron

    Arrived Saturday night at Ft. Walton Beach (Island Princess condos) and went to the beach Sunday – water was full of June grass. Took a short walk down the beach and there were a few dead fish. Out and about all day today, came back tonight to just walk along the beach before sunset and the whole beach is littered with dead fish – the smell was horrible. This is my first and probably my last trip to this area of Florida. Gross.

  71. If these conditions hold, it will be the third year in a row that we have to drive to get clean water. This may be our last trip to FWB. If I have to drive to Destin area anyway may as well stay there.

  72. Any one have any updates on water conditions near Eastern Lake outfall in Seagrove Beach?

  73. Miramar beach 7/10, water was beyond gorgeous, crystal clear, emerald green

  74. Just arrived to Okaloosa Island near Fort Walton Beach and the water is saturated in June Grass and beach is littered with dead fish. This is Day 1 of 5 for our beach vacation, hope it clears up as I hate to think I spent thousands of dollars to vacation at what smells like an open sewer. We met some who has vacationed here twice a year for the past 12 years and said this is the worst she has experienced.

    • We’re coming down in a few weeks. Could you please give daily updates as to the condition of the water. Thanks.

      • Day 2 of 5, had a hard rain last night and was hoping it would clear it out however as if this morning the water is still saturated with June grass. The water here isn’t blue or emerald green, looks like lake water. Might head to Miramar beach a few miles east as I hear it looks perfect right now.

    • We stayed from 7/3 thru 7/10 at Waterscape in Fort Walton…The water was saturated with algae, grass and dead fish…Finally went to Henderson Public Beach in Destin…absolutely beautiful!!

    • How is the water today? Supposed to head that way next week. We had that nasty water and dead fish last year. Drove to Henderson Beach and it was awesome.

  75. Just arrived in Ft Walton. Each! There are dead fish all over the shore and in the water. The smell is awful. I’ve been coming here for years but rarely in July! Very disappointed!

    • What beach were you all on in Okaloosa Island? I stayed at Summerlin on the island from July 1 – July 8th. My family and I commented on this was one of the best beach weeks in a long time. Clear water w very little grass, rolling waves and green flags for two days. It was a perfect week!

  76. We were in Destin all week 7/1-7/9 and the water and weather were perfect. No seaweed, no grass, no rain. The past couple of times we have been down there the water has been terrible. The water was perfectly clear with minimal rip current and fun sea life! We stayed on scenic 98 near the Crab Trap.

  77. PCB has been beautiful all week. Some loose sea grass and small and *very* scattered clumps of seaweed (think individual plants) showed up yesterday. NO June Grass! Haven’t been down to the water yet today, but it looks clear and beautiful from my first floor balcony. Dunes of Panama, east end. 9:00 AM

  78. Had to leave Fort Walton Beach a day early on July 5 as there were thousands of dead fish in water and wash up on the beach. Water had a good bit of green algae in it the prior two days we were there. Most likely my last mid summer trip here and will only come early summer or fall.

  79. Judy L Dingess

    Dead fish everywhere and very BAD smell 7/5/2017

  80. Staying about 1/4 mile west of Alys Beach and the water has been clear of junegrass since Saturday. Was a little green to start but has turned a beautiful blue.

  81. Kayla Vaughn

    So far this week perfect clear water in Destin!! Staying at Sterling Sands couldn’t ask for better weather or water!!

  82. Last year was our last trip to Destin – we were there 6 weeks as usual and experienced only 2 clear clean water in all that time. No more.

    • I had always wanted to see that part of the country, and it’s beaches. I went there last August. I will never go back.

  83. Randy Friddle

    No june grass at Miramar beach so far this week! A little sea weed but no big deal

  84. Jami Garneret

    Water in Destin today was absolutely gorgeous. Although we did see an 8′ hammerhead about 10 yards in and we all had mini heart attacks. Good thing the water is clear!

  85. Any clear water in Alabama ? In orange Beach and the water here is dark and murky.

  86. Lisa Mathews

    Beautiful water yesterday at Sandestin Resort – yellow flags, as surf was a tiny bit rough, but water was clear!!
    So far today looks amazing as well!!

  87. Hello, I have planned a trip to Pensacola but for several reason have had to cancel and was hoping someone might contact me about their willingness to send me a sample, about a freezer bag full, of June Grass, at my expense of course. I know this is strange but I am working with a future marine biologist and need a sample, please.

  88. Dayna Nichole

    No June Grass in Grayton Beach, but the water is dark and murky. Looks more like Atlantic coast. Hopefully it will clear out some this week!

  89. Pensacola beach the water was very murky with lots of seaweed and a little June grass. Surf was fairy rough

  90. Water was a red color around 5:30 this afternoon.

  91. The water in Destin was much darker this morning due to seaweed. It washed in overnight. It has improved somewhat as the day goes on but still some darker spots near shoreline.

  92. Water has much more of a green color than prior days at PCB around Pier Park area

  93. No June grass in Grayton Beach! Lake is outfalling but gulf is crystal clear most of the day!

  94. Navarre today has a slightly heavier green color in the water than in days past, still beautiful.

  95. Diane Jackson

    Visited Beasley Beach on June 27th, Henderson State Park Beach on June 26th, both beaches in Destin with clear, beautiful water, no June grass or sea weed.

  96. Headed to PCB West End near Carrilion Saturday… Can anyone give us beach conditions since TS Cindy’s flooding???

  97. Headed to PCB next week. How is the water? Any June grass or seaweed near Sharkeys?

  98. Perfect day in Destin! The water is clear and beautiful, no seaweed or june grass.

  99. Stacey Crowhurst

    How does Pensacola Beach Look ?

  100. Navarre is looking absolutely amazing today! I believe the north wind blew everything out!

  101. What’s the condition on Okaloosa Island?

  102. Crystal clear water at Miramar today. No grass. Yellow flags. Perfect day.

  103. How’s the water/junegrass in Seacrest?

  104. We went to Navarre Beach yesterday and the water was beautiful. It wasn’t crystal clear but it was turquoise and gorgeous.

  105. Arrived at Navarre Beach yesterday and the water was still churned up from the storm. Today the water looks much better but still has a little ways to go before it reaches emerald coast status.

  106. Arrived at Sand Piper Cove near Miramar yesterday and didn’t see any June grass. The water was a little churned up due to the waves, so it wasn’t as clear, but no grass to report.

    • Jamey Vibbert

      Staying at beachcrest 1 mile east of seaside and the water is really clear , be aware! I have personally had to pull 6 people from the water today due to a rip current. Be very very careful!

  107. I’m using gulfcoastbeachcams.com to view the beaches around Destin. The ocean still looks too rough to tell what the conditions will be, but until the winds shift from out of the south, the double red flags may stay around for a bit.

    • It is my understanding that a “cool” front from the North will be pushing a North wind through the area around Monday of next week. This should help some.

  108. If you go to the “Real-Time Beach Updates” section on the left hand column you can choose multiple live beach cameras from around the emerald coast…looks like the storm has brought in a good bit of phunk.

  109. Is there any June Grass on the Destin Beaches???

    • Jamey Vibbert

      My best guess is that Tropical storm Cindy blew the June Grass out, that’s typically what happens with these storms so hopefully after the water calms it will clear up and be June Grass free!

  110. anybody out there? Did the beaches take a beating?

  111. What do u think the condition of the beach and the water in gulf shores after this storm. We are due to arrive in GS on sunday?

    • Jamey Vibbert

      Just arrived at Santa Rosa/seaside. As expected the water is very rough and churned up but I see zero June grass! I would expect these conditions all the way from here going west, it will take a couple days for the water to clear up. Double red flags so be smart people. Enjoy ! The beach itself is awesome it’s 89 and full sun!

  112. Head to Navarre Beach next week…hopefully there will be clear sky’s & clear waters!

  113. Karen Jacomet

    Spent the day at Santa Rosa and it was not pretty. Lots of June grass in the water but it didn’t stop us! We still had fun!

  114. BeachloverfromTennessee

    Well I’m SUPER HAPPY to report that Miramar Beach/Destin is clear as can be today. Of course we have storms moving in so this will likely be as clear as it gets for this week. Tides are calmer than they have been the last few days and the water is so clear, you can see the 3-4″ white fish swimming, a first since I got here Saturday so I’m gonna enjoy this while I can, cloudy or not. Haha! Just happy to see what all the “fuss” is about with these beaches being some of the clearest. Have a great day everyone! Storms for the next 2-3 days as of now so get out and enjoy the beach!

  115. june 18 8pm PCB beach access 70. perfect. water 84 degrees, perfectly clear.
    did anybody hear about the shark spotted at gulf shores alabama? i saw a video. it was less than 10 feet from the shore. it happened yesterday.

  116. Staying in Laguna Beach (west PCB). Water mostly clear. No June grass. Barely any seaweed.

  117. Navarre Beach by pier was covered with June grass. This afternoon. 50 yards from shore was clear but otherwise murky and full of Junegrass.

  118. Thanks to all the great comments on this message board we went to the only close beach that didn’t have a recent negative report – Navarre Beach. The water was clear and blue with only a tiny bit of seaweed. We didn’t see any June grass. It was a great father’s day!

  119. Arrived late last night to Seagrove – water is clear this morning. I’m guessing it might get a little icky this afternoon but we are going to enjoy this while it lasts!!

  120. BeachloverfromTennessee

    Miramar Beach/Destin is full of June Grass. The water is super lime colored green. I’ll be sending in pics as well. Just got here yesterday and some parts look worse today. I’m guessing with storms out in the distant gulf, it’s not likely to get any better. I think I’ll hit up North Carolina from now on. Was there a few weeks ago and it was beautiful. I remember seeing what I “thought” was a lot of seaweed in Panama City back in 1998 & I haven’t been back to this area since. I only went to orange beach or south Florida on the coast but everyone talks about how beautiful these beaches are so I thought I’d give it a try again. I didn’t know they were “known” for this. If I do come back, it will be during the recommended times of year and I’ll be sure to check this website! Thanks everyone and enjoy! Btw, my husband and son swam around with no issues yesterday even though they were covered in it. They came back to fish later that night and found they couldn’t because their line kept getting caught in it so just a heads up if you like to fish in the ocean from the shore side 🙂

    • We are at Miramar/Destin from NC for the first time (arrived yesterday) and noticed the large amounts of June Grass today as well. Husband and son tried to shore fish and their lines were covered in it and they had to quit. I’m hoping it clears up this week or this will be a disappointing vacation. We wanted something different this year, but now we are missing North Myrtle Beach!

  121. Lots of June grass at Pensacola Beach. Virtually unswimmable and water is murky. Any areas clear as I will gladly drive??? This may be my last trip to the Gulf as our trip was ruined last year due to June grass.

  122. Lots of junegrass in Santa Rosa today. Yesterday was crystal clear today slimy, green and smelly 😩

  123. Pensacola Beach near the pier is yucky with June Grass and slightly stinky today.

  124. Alissa Calsetta

    Miserable at okaloosa is there a clean water anywhere?????

  125. June grass at Henderson State Park. 0935.

  126. Staying at Crystal beach in Destin, June 16th. June grass in the water is very high, swampy conditions near beach with bad smell.

  127. Headed to Fort Walton Beach Saturday June 17, how is the water? Warning flags for current and jelly fish? June Grass? Thanks!

  128. I am in Panama City Beach all summer. For $100 I will visit your beach and take pictures of any June grass every day as long as you need. Let me know and I will contact you. Thx!

  129. Jeremy Upchurch

    How is the water on Okaloosa Island? Where is the best place to go to get away from this stuff? Thank you!

  130. Christy Brady

    june grass Tuesday June 13 henderson park beach..

  131. Hilton San Destin: What does the water look like (June Grass)?

  132. Arrived Saturday June 10 and the water was crystal clear. Could see straight through to my feet even at chest deep. June grass came in overnight and has been here to stay so far. Seaweed has been pretty bad today Tuesday the 13th. Still beautiful but nothing like the first day we came.

    • Jamey Vibbert

      Where did you arrive ? Please include which beach and where you are staying to help inform people of current beach conditions and location.

    • Where are you staying?
      We are coming down Saturday to the Laguna Beach end of PCB. Thx.

  133. Severe June grass along 30a beaches near blue mountain beach today. Sunday 6/11. Miramar beach had moderate June grass.

  134. Somewhere between Casino Beach and Portofino… Water is clear and turquoise and gorgeous. Little choppy but no sign of June grass or seaweed. Clouds in and out but for the most part it’s a beautimus beach day.

  135. South to north wind and storm system blew in tons of June grass in Destin area (literally) overnight. Last 2 days were gorgeous water; this morning, horrible. Hope it clears out soon, but looking at the weather forecast, I am not optimistic. 😦

  136. We’re up at Fort Pickens today and the water is clear and turquoise and warm and absolutely perfect. No jellies, no June grass, no seaweed… Couldn’t ask for a nicer day.

  137. On the way to PCB. Anyone got eyes on the beach conditions there. Thanks

  138. Pensacola Beach near the Hilton. Beautiful, gin clear water the last 2 days (06/08 and 06/08). A little June grass in the water when the surf was higher earlier in the week, but even that was pretty light.

  139. Went down to the beach at Gulf Place this evening. Tons of June Grass and very stinky. Not appealing at all.

  140. The Seagrove high rise cam looks pretty awful. Anyone out there with a first hand report?

  141. Pensacola beach near portifino. Crystal clear and BEAUTIFUL!

  142. June 4 2017 – Miramar Beach. We were at the beach the last few days. Saw a few bits of grass and got little stings. Saw more grass June 3 pm – but it wasn’t really heavy. The surf was pretty rough that dvdning.

  143. Larry T Smith Jr

    I live on okaloosa island and this Junegrass is really bad. The rotting smell is making me sick.

  144. On Fort Walton beach, Okaloosa Island by the Gulfarium. June Grass is really bad. solid greengrass in water unless you can get out 50 yards to some clear spots. lifeguards won’t let you swim out to the clear spots so your only choice is swimming in the June grass. Beach is still nice but don’t bring your goggles.

  145. Tons of June grass on Oklahoma island, we are going to try to go on the bay, seems like there is none there. Water is great temperature but the algae it’s disturbing.

  146. Richard Tracy

    The June grass at Okoosa Island is thick, I saw someone trying to fish but he only tried it one time, I guess he did not want to keep pulling grass off his line.

  147. Barbara Finley

    We are staying at fort walton beach and its bad, little fish that bite and little jelly fish, really bad, we drove to Miramar beach about 10 miles away,its was beautiful clear water, about 1230 some yellow stuff came in with the same fish and jelly fish.

  148. Tina kitchens

    June grass at Rick seltzer state park dead slugs and jellyfish as well .

  149. Barbara Sanborn

    I went to Navarre Beach Park on the 27th and the June grass was pretty thick. Then went to the Broadwalk on the 28th and it was the thickest I’ve ever seen it. I don’t remember it being this bad last year. I wouldn’t vacation here right now if you mind swimming in a sea of green.

  150. Yogi McElhenney

    Went to the beach at access 7 near the end of Santa Rosa Blvd on Okoosa Island. June Grass was very heavy. The beach looks like it has astroturfing near the water and the surf is green. Tried fishing but the algae completely overtook the line.

    • Jamey Vibbert

      Sadly…. it’s that time of year, we were down for spring break the first week in April and the weather and the beach water included were amazing, to cold for me to swim but it was great. We will be back June 22-jul 1. Fingers crossed.

  151. Was in Destin for the week of 9/18-9/24, water conditions around the Crab Trap next to Destiny By the Sea community were spotty sections of clumped June Grass. Areas were very visible from beach entry but easily avoidable. Minimal waves, minimal current as usual. Occasional Jelly spotted, daily reports of sea pests via the dreaded purple flags but nothing in that area.

  152. Quite a bit of June grass on Quietwater Beach in Pensacola. Further out in the water, there’s less. Choppy waves

  153. Looking for a water clarity report for the area of Destin, Miramar Beach. Any help is greatly appreciated.

  154. Two miles east of pensacola beach the June grass is real thick. Seems like it’s been bad way more often than good lately. Disappointed.

  155. At Pensacola Beach down from pier. The first 20-30 feet is pretty bad with smelly June grass but then it is not too bad. So goes from about a 7 down to 2 on the scale shown in the FAQ. But you will get covered walking through this to the clearer part.

  156. The biggest difference between June Grass and Seaweed is Seaweed typically stays in the water where as June Grass goes back to the condo with you!

  157. Just left Destin! Minimal June grass but seaweed is crazy!

  158. September 6, 2016
    Small amounts of June Grass and lots of little bits of seaweed at Crystal Beach.

  159. Msgriffith64@aol.com

    My sister is in Orange Beach today. She said the water was clear today.

  160. Navarre is beautiful today no june grass just big waves. Red flag for rip currents but my family and I still swam

  161. Well I’ve been looking at all the beach cams along the coast of Destin and Miramar and the beach looks beautiful! The water looks nice and clear and I can’t tell if there is any seaweed. We are going to be there in a week so I hope it stays that way! Anyone there now that can update how it is after all the rain. I know it’s still supposed to get some in the next few days

    • I will be arriving tomorrow afternoon, staying at Majestic Sun.I will try to remember to update on here and let you know how it looks. The waters look much clearer than they were before the storm, however, the waters appear to be a lititle on the rough side.

  162. The tropical storm will not help beach conditions in the short or long term. Any storm system kicks up sediment and plants on the sea storm expect muddy water up to two days after any major storm.

  163. Will the tropical storm help clear the water in the gulf?

  164. Glad to hear was clear that way. Sounds west is OK too.

  165. We drove from Destin and stopped just outside PCB. High surf still, but clear water!

  166. Heard make a trip to pcb as it is clear. Not ideal but is drivable

  167. Staying at the Pelican in Destin from 8/25-9/1. There’s been June grass here since day 1 (about an 7 until 30 yards out) and it’s gotten worse each day. Today 8/29 it is about a 9/10. It’s so thick and gross. Even 50-60 yards out its still so gross. Wish I knew of a place near that has some clear water.

  168. Junegrass is slightly better today in Miramar Beach. Grossness index 5 or 6 today, was 7 yesterday. The surf is a little rougher today, I don’t know whether that will bring it in or wash it out.

  169. Thick brown and dark green (also smells terrible) in Santa Rosa. Drove to PCB to escape it and was crystal clear!

  170. Excellent visual sources of the conditions at Navarre’s beach are: http://www.navarrebeachlife.com/forums/page.php?p=zoom and http://www.thepierlife.com/navarre-webcam/

  171. Pensacola Beach not too bad yesterday, but getting worse today near Ft Pickens.

  172. Pretty gross in Miramar Beach this weekend. Lots of green and brown.

  173. We went to Pensacola yesterday because of how bad the June grass was and it was a lot better although not perfect. You have to go past Navarre all the way to Pensacola beach. The waves were so strong though we couldnt get in pass our waist.

  174. There was lots of June grass today on Miramar beach. We went canoeing to get to the clearer part of the water. Hoping to go to Pensacola to see if there’s clearer water. If anyone has been there, please update!

  175. First time at FWB and learning about June grass the hard way! I’m at the beach now and it’s quite dense for about 20 feet out. Clears up significantly from there. Not sure how this compares to other days/weeks, but I would consider it tolerable

    • T, we were there four years ago and it was piled up on the beach a foot deep and it smelled like a garbage dump both on the balcony or in the condo parking garage. If it’s in the water only, remember it could be worse. It could be coming after you!

      Drove over to the Back Porch in Destin and it was clear as a bell!

  176. We drove from FWB all the way to Pensacola yesterday and it was a mess. We were hoping Navarre would be clean but it was not. Not only is it very thick there with June grass but we saw lots and lots of jellyfish in the water… big jellyfish, too. Pensacola Beach was pretty clear, This morning, back at FWB and Okaloosa Island, it is still a mess: Very thick out to 50 yards or so from shore.

    • Hate to hear that Mike. There is nothing worse than to have a limited number of days to be at the beach and have a nasty beach in front of you. That’s why I continue to post the http://gulfcoastbeachcams.com/ link. While it’s not perfect, it does give you a better chance of finding cleaner water.

  177. The water looks to be nasty from at leat Henderson Park up to Fort Walton. From what I can tell Panama City looks OK and Pensacola looks like your best bet.

    http://gulfcoastbeachcams.com/cameras/pensacola-beach

  178. Destin is still pretty gross today. We’re heading up to Pensacola in the hopes for clear water.

  179. Going to Navarre Sept 10. Hoping the tropical storm doesn’t head that way and that the water will clear up. What are the chances it will clear up by then?

  180. Leaving tomorrow all we’ve had is 2 good days this week. Today looks pretty rough also heavy with June grass. Staying at the Majestic Sun

  181. Santa Rosa beaches are an 8 on the yuck factor. IMHO. We’re here until Sept. 3. Hoping the water will clear before then so we can enjoy some swimming.

  182. Donna thompson

    Unfortunately Fort Walton Beach shoreline is still covered with June grass but none is washing up on the beach today. Very few people willing to brave it to get across to clear water. I can’t brave it today😱
    Driving further down to Pennsacola Beach to check it out there, any updates would be appreciated.

  183. Today August 22 2016 the waters are still murky with tons of brown June grass/algae/seaweed?? I’m not really sure the difference. And there were a ton of sea slugs out today. Such a bummer as we were looking forward to the beautiful clear water Fort Walton Beach usually provides. Hopefully it will be better next year.

  184. June grass is still pretty bad at ft walton today and is starting to stink after the large amount the last few days. Only a few brave souls out there swimming. Anyone find a beach nearby that is clean?

  185. Any updates on PCB? My family will be staying at The Majestic next week. Any updates would be appreciated.

  186. i have been at ft walton beach since the 18th and it has just been murky grass in water. v
    can’t get past it on foot

  187. Terrible at Okaloosa Island yesterday. Swimming imossible. Searching for clear water near Destin today.

  188. Marshall Wiles

    Seagrove Beach area in inundated. Pea soup. Hope it clears. We are on Beachfront Road in Walton Dune Townhouses.

  189. On Okaloosa Island and the sea grass is a terrible mess from the shoreline to maybe 60-70 yards out. It’s the worst we’ve seen all summer.

  190. We are in fort Walton and the water for 59 yards out looks like lake water back home. Hopping to head east to destin or miramara beach and have clearer waters. If anyone else has clear water please reply!

  191. We just left Miramar and after the rough gulf from the start of the week we had to deal with the grasses. Got better on Friday and found clear area in front of pompano Joe’s. Leaving Saturday we noticed it was still heavy in the areas. Hope it lessens this week but September is too far away to judge this week. Good luck

  192. Navarre beach has a good amount of June grass yesterday and today. Still swimable but not ideal. Small chunks. I’d give it a 3 on the grossness index. Yellow flags today.

  193. Was at Miramar near beach retreat and the grasses seemed to settled in before the fisrt sandbar. I assume it is now trapped and could take some time to find its way out. Will look further west later today and looking to see if anyone else has an update on the conditions west of Miramar maybe Henderson State Park?

  194. Hello! We are going to be coming to destin in September and I was just wondering if anyone knew how Miramar Beach was looking and how it might be in September? We will be there from the 10th to the 17th. We came last year in October and there was a lot of seaweed in the water and on the beach and it stunk so bad!

    • June grass is a day to day event. There is no possible way to predict what it’s going to be like tomorrow on a given beach let alone weeks from now. It’s a crapshoot really but it’s always worth the risk. Here’s hoping you have gentle waves and clear water!!!

    • We just spent the week in Blue Mountain Beach (8-13-16 to 8-20-16). On three of the seven days, there were thick dark swarms of it, with periodic clearer areas of the water. It was really gross to swim in. But then the next to last day it cleared up a lot. And the final day it was magically gone and we had the water that is advertised on the brochures. Clear pale green water that was an absolute delight.

  195. I’m assuming that the water is murky due the large amounts of recent rainfall. How long does it typically take to clear up and be clear/emerald vs. Dark green/black?

  196. How is Navarre right now. Looked at the beach cam but can not really tell if it’s June grass/ seaweed

  197. Be patient. All the rain and storms stir up the water and it gets murky. I’ve been vacationing in Navarre for year at this same time. I have always found that it clears up once the storms in the gulf settle

  198. Arrived at PCB last night. Woke up and couldn’t wait to see crystal clear waters. It looks like the murky Atlantic. So disappointed. It wasn’t like this last year. What’s going on??

  199. Melissa Brenner

    We’re in PCB and they put up the double red flags and a plane is flying with a bannen that says dangerous rip currents stay on shore.

  200. swimming daily

    august 6 the red flags are out.

  201. How is the June grass in okaloosa-fort Walton beach??

  202. Crystal Beach-Destin, clear as the Caribbean, warm, yellow flags. Perfect. 7/29,7/30

  203. Arriving in Destin today how’s the water hoping it’s clear and blue green

  204. just got back from Pensacola Beach today 7/29/16, water is Not clear, full of june grass or green algae, was like that since Wed 7/27, lots of disappointed people. we swam on the bay side, but really hoped for clear gulf side water
    Destin was pretty clear earlier in the week but double reds kept us out

  205. swimming daily

    pcb west end, yesterday july 28 6p. perfect conditions. no june grass. clear water, 88 degrees.

  206. Myrtle Beach has a purple flag for dangerous marine life. The water is absolutely full of jellyfish!

    • Where exactly is Myrtle Beach?

      • Diane S Osborne

        Myrtle beach is in South carolina

      • I know that :-p I can’t believe anybody from SC would be commenting on the June Grass Report so I am thinking their phone autocorrect was acting up or maybe some silly developer here named their condo Myrtle Beach

  207. Well I haven’t seen any bad reports about the June Grass. Can anyone tell me how the beaches are on the West End? We are leaving tomorrow for PCB to the Celedon and about 3 weeks ago I saw some pretty nasty looking beaches in front of the Celedon and Splash.

  208. Are there any updates on the flags and seaweed in Laguna Beach today?

  209. swimming daily

    july 26 PCB beaches = double red flag. no swimming. the currents were really strong yesterday. my guess is they got worse, hence the dbl red.

  210. Sheila Boston

    Coming to PCB to the Celedon on Sat 30th. Can anyone tell me how the beach is, the June grass gone yet?

  211. Was concerning green and algae everywhere on PCB, so went to Ft Pickens and it was much better. Mostly clear. Water very green everywhere.

  212. Water is murky green in Perdido Key, FL. And small amount of green algae had washed up on the beach this morning.

  213. Just got to Navarre yesterday. Purple flags are out. No June grass but some brown seaweed. Water is clear, warm, and beautiful. I hope it stays this way for our week here.

  214. I have been on okaloosa island for a week, water was excellent. Some days, a bit of seaweed that hung on the bottom, but no June grass at all. Great ocean week.

  215. Fontaine Bleau Panama City, Water pretty clear, Very little seaweed. Very warm too. Shell Island tomorrow.

  216. Pensacola Beach just west of pier clear

  217. How is the water at Navarre Beach?

  218. Crystal clear in PCB

  219. Will be at Magestic Towers in PCB in 2 days!! How’s the water looking?

  220. Coming to PCB on Monday 7-25-16 staying at Grand Panama. Does anyone know how the beach is in that area??

  221. Jamey Vibbert

    Surprisingly from what I have seen Miramar had been relatively clear, end of June it was there but I was at Miramar for 9 days over the Fourth of July and it was crystal clear , I Ck the beach cams daily and it seems to still be clear. Gulfcoastbeachcams.com. The surf hut cam and pompono joes is on Miramar. Good luck!

  222. Stephanie M Rish

    Ft Walton Beach has crystal clear water currently. There are some patchy areas of seaweed, but no June grass!!

  223. How is it that around today’s date, the situation is bad in PCB (to Destin’s east) and also in Fort Walton (to Destin’s west) but yet not bad in Destin? Can the June grass and dead fish situation land sporadically just wherever? Or does it move in a specific direction? We’ll be in Miramar Beach area this weekend…has it already hit there?

  224. Pensacola Beach @ Avenida 16 was 80% clear. A small bit of june grass and some seaweed clumps.

  225. At PCB – Boardwalk Resort this week. Some June Grass on Sat.and Sun but not bad. Mon – Wed was completely clear.

  226. Lots of seaweed and tons of dead fish along the water in PCB in front of the Days Inn. It smells disgusting.

    • Much better this morning west of the pier. Most of the fish have been picked up, and the water is much more clear.

  227. The beach at Waterscape in Ft Walton Beach this afternoon was beautiful. No June grass and very little seaweed. No sea nettles either. There were some dead fish however, and the numbers seemed to be increasing as the day went on. Hopefully the water will be June grass free tomorrow as well.

  228. Can someone please tell me what the water condition is in Panama City Beach? Such as Algie and June grass

  229. anyone down by the Whale’s Tale / Seascape In Destin?

  230. July 19 at Okaloosa at the Islander water is beautiful.

    • the water in front of Whelk ct. sucks because of all the floating seaweed/june grass or whatever you wanna call it. we went to Henderson state park this afternoon and its barely noticeable there. 7-19-16 2:30pm

  231. Sunset today, about 730 or so, the beach in front of Waterscape (and about 4-5 condos east of the resort) in Ft Walton Beach – no June grass in sight. Water is clear and beautiful. We saw some big chunks of seaweed, and two dead fish on our walk. Hopefully it will be that clear tomorrow.

  232. Okaloosa at the Islander water is great. Very little Junegrass. Awesome day. Hear it was bad last week but really nice today. No worries.

  233. swimming daily

    PCB, west end. yesterday 7/17 630p, water was 88 degrees, clear, no june grass. after about two weeks of june grass in late june early july it cleared up. that was several days ago. hasn’t been seen since. nice.

  234. Pelican isle in okaloosa. Gorgeous. Water is much better today. Very little grass today.

  235. At Pelican Isle in Ft Walton and water is nasty. Dead fish on the beach and in the water. Stinks very bad. Water was this way last year too but no dead fish.

  236. Can anyone report on the area of PCB west side near Peg Leg Pete’s towards the entrance to Fort Pickens? Please.

  237. We have always stayed in Destin, but this year we are in Ft Walton and we are so disappointed. The June grass has the water almost black. There are dead fish everywhere and the beach smells. I wish we were in Destin.
    😔

  238. LEIGH A CLARK

    How are the June grass conditions at Shell Island please? St. Andrew’s State park area…coming from Auburn, AL.
    Thank you!

  239. Watersound in Santa Rosa Beach is clear and beautiful today.

  240. Samantha L Bright

    Opal Beach, Pensacola 7/17/2016 11am-3pm. Mild amount of June grass. Light layer floating in spots in water.

  241. West side of PCB gross green algae thick smells bad and sticks to you. Very disappointed in the beach we have stayed before and never seen this!

  242. Some days are great & then the next day it is so so..

  243. Water at Navarre was crystal clear yesterday.

  244. We are staying at Treasure Island in PCB and the water is crystal clear. No June grass in sight😊.

  245. Okaloosa Island Current Status- Gross. Dead fish and smells. The June grass is gross. Icky brown. I’m really upset at the woman who I rented this condo from at Island Princess. I asked for pictures and she sent me one of the sand and a fuzzy one of the beach. She intentionally deceived me so we wouldn’t cancel and go to Miramar instead. We will never come back here.

  246. Anyone know how the water has been in front of Majestic Towers these last few days?

  247. Jj1@charter.net

    We woke up disappointed this morning there was storms most of the night. The ocean water is not near as pretty this morning here in front of Edgewater.. Fingers crossed it will clear up as the day goes on …

  248. How does it look in front of pier park? We are headed to Sterling Breeze as I type this

  249. Inlet Beach public access #3. So yesterday was CRYSTAL CLEAR!!! I was so happy. Could see my toes perfectly. Water was crystal blue. Not a single piece of floaty stuff. Today, it seems to be leeching back toward the shore. I can still see my toes, but slimy pieces were all around. If you look out past the sand bars, you can see a whole bunch of it waiting to come to shore, and the water had a green tint to it. Fingers crossed our last day tomorrow is the same or crystal clear again. It amazes me that it can come and go so quickly.

  250. June grass heavy when we first arrived at Celadon last Saturday, July 9, but gradually cleared up being the best day today. However, I noticed it building up a bit in front of the Splash this evening which is next door.

  251. We are staying at Edgewater in Panama the water is great here. We’ve been in the ocean all morning…

  252. We are staying in Emerald Beach Resort starting Saturday 7/16. How does it look down that way? We are also renting a pontoon to head over towards Shell Island on Monday….how are things around Shell Island now?

  253. We will be at Waterscape in Ft Walton Beach on Saturday. How is the beach in that area?

  254. Angela B. Pag'an

    How is Okaloosa Island??

  255. Why is it so clear at Miramar beach and PCB so yucky

    • Hi Terri,
      It simply travels in and out and up and down the coast line. If gets stuck in can hang around for days. Site’s like this one work to give you a better chance at finding good water should yours be bad.

      Nothing worse that bad water on vacation! I don’t think anyone sells insurance for bad water on vacation!

  256. How dose the water look on west end of PCB?

  257. Completely clear today by Hidden Dunes!

  258. swimming daily

    PCB, west end, july 13, about 630pm. last few days heavy june grass first 30 ft or so. beyond that, where the water is still less than waist high, you can easily see your feet in clear water. plus the water temperature is about 87. very nice except close to shore.

  259. We are staying at Rosemary/Inlet Beach and the water was worse today than yesterday. But, we could see patches of clearer, but not perfectly clean water and would just try to make our way out of the yuckiest parts. Hoping it doesn’t get any worse than it already is. Last time we came (Destin area) was in October, and there was no June grass at all. Before that, it had been almost 15 years since we’ve made our way to the gulf. I know we came in the summer, but I don’t recall ANYTHING like this awful green slimy JUNE GRASS. So I guess you have to come in off season to get away from it.

  260. I’ll be in PCB on august 11. how’s the water out there? I don’t want to but I might have to cancel. We were staying at the beachside resort

    • June grass changes day to day there is absolutely no way anyone can predict what it’s going to be like on August 11th. I think it would certainly be a bad idea to cancel your trip.

    • It changes hourly ….it changes daily…..it changes every 50 to 100 feet …you will have to check the day you are going to be here….take your chances .if its ugly behind your condo then walk 50 feet and it might be clear….or enjoy the beach and swim in the pool….don’t let the threat of June grass ruin your stay.

    • There is always St Andrews Park in PCB..it’s awesome..

  261. We will be staying at the Majestic Towers in a few weeks. What is the June grass like in that area? How bad is it usually the last week of July?

  262. We will be on Navarre Beach week of 7/17. What is the June grass situation there and nearby? We LOVE the Florida panhandle!

  263. 7/12/16 Grayton beach State park today was clear. Small pieces of June grass but that’s it. Water was beautiful !

  264. What’s it like in front of Shores of Panama were coming down for ballgames

  265. We were planning a trip to Shell Island today. Is it covered in green like the rest of the beaches here?

  266. It this green mess staying in the same places or is moving out in a day or two??? We are suppose to be at Edgewater on Thursday… I don’t won’t to drive 8 hrs for nothing..

    • Hi Kim,
      Your best bet is to do some home work. This website combined with this webcam network http://gulfcoastbeachcams.com/ you will be able to see for yourself where the June Grass is located, because it does travel up and down the coast. Your right, there is nothing worse that making that track and paying 2K for week on the beach and the water sucking and smelling. Been there done that! Best of luck and have fun!

  267. We are at Celadon, and today is by far the worst. It looks like a green carpet stretched out, and the smell is horrible. Any clear beach suggestions much appreciated.

  268. If I were in Panama City dealing with the June Grass today I would head west to Henderson State Park. The water looks good compared to what I can see at Spinnaker Beach Club. Go here to view beach cams up and down the Gulf Coast.

    http://gulfcoastbeachcams.com/

  269. We will be at Nautical Watch on the east side of PCB, how’s the water?

  270. We have been at Seagrove Beach on Hwy 30a since Saturday. Clear water and clear skies.

  271. Can anyone tell me what the Destin area is looking like this week? I have heard there is dead fish floating around. Is that true and if so any idea what may have caused this?

  272. We are set up by the Seamist condos, Blue 9, Dolphin Watch, etc…about 1.5 miles west of Alys Beach and it has been perfect all day. Crystal clear. Perfect.

  273. How are the beaches in Seacrest Beach (between Seagrove Beach and Rosemary Beach) on 30-A, particularly Blue Tide Condos?

  274. Mike Singleton

    Henderson State Park looks to be very clear as of 3:15 on Monday 7/11.

  275. What is causing all the green algae or June grass at this time of year?? Isn’t this usual for July??

    • Perfectly normal, although this is definitely a bad year. I think it’s from the weird rainy winter we had.

  276. The beach at Panama City is disgusting. Haven’t gotten in the water at all… It looks like pea soup!!

  277. Are the pics submitted on the site somewhere? or just when you email them out? I couldn’t find them on the site.
    thx

    • Unfortunately there isn’t a way to upload them on the site so I have to do it all manually when folks email them to me. Lately I’ve been having issues downloading some files from my email. Your pics & updates are always most appreciated

  278. Anyone know about shell island or St. Andrews?

  279. Completely covering the beach here at Celadon Beach Resort. Water is murky brown, but, after walking through it, the water clears up. It’s a shame not to see a pristine beach.

  280. Carolyn Bowling

    Getting pretty bad in front of The Dunes of Panama and Hidden Dunes. So disappointing! We have been here twice before and have never seen anything like this 😦

  281. Lynley powell

    The water and beach in front of Tidewater is disgusting. The smell is awful, and the waves look like Pea Soup. However a little way down the beach on either side is clear.

  282. We are staying in Okaloosa island. There is a lot of June grass. We were really hoping for clear water. We are willing to drive to find it. Where is clear water right now within an hour from Okaloosa island? Thanks.

    • Angela B. Pag'an

      Where are you on Okaloosa?? We are coming down Saturday to stay at the Island Princess. Came in June last year so planned a later vacation this year hoping it would be over.

  283. Edgewater1101

    PCB depends on what 100-yard stretch of beach you are looking at. The algae is concentrated in swaths of beach, with stretches of clear water sometimes immediately adjacent to the slime. If you take a walk, you will see both. The bad news is it’s sludge in places, but the good news is you can find clear water within walking distance in most areas. It’s not bad at all in front of Edgewater, but it is disgusting in front of Holiday Inn. And 50 yards past Holiday Inn, it is crystal clear and we snorkeled and fished in that stretch today.

  284. Hello everyone, I am going to PCB on the 22nd of July, an I was just wondering if between now and then, if I could get some updates? Thank you all, have a wonderful day.

  285. I am looking at the water from the Tidewater balcony. It looks like guacamole near the sand. If you wade out a little, the water changes and looks normal.

  286. Anyone on Okaloosa island? How is the water and grass there?

  287. We are staying at Splash resort in PCB the June grass is worse today than it has been since we arrived Wednesday. It’s piled up on the beach!

  288. redheadedmandy

    We are at Emerald Beach resort PCB and the water is beautiful except for one small patch of June grass in the sand bar. Literally the condo next door looks like the picture below. Ours looks like a pool and theirs is green sludge…

  289. There is June grass in front of our condo. It seems to be concentrated in front of Seychelles & Schooners but looks fairly clear in front of Treasure Island & up the beach the other way.

  290. Well here’s a link if what it looks like outside my condo this morning at PCB at the Sunrise Beach Resort. Yesterday it was only thick in the left side of what you see but today you can see it’s all piled up in the beach. However it looks pretty good to the right and left of this bad area

    https://goo.gl/photos/oGaj2fawwbzzAZYL6

  291. Got into PCB today and tried fishing from the beach. The grass is so bad we casted two poles and then spent 45 minutes cleaning the grass/moss off the line so we could real bait in.

  292. Thank you !!

  293. Arrived in PCB today. The water is really green and slimy looking in front of the Summit Resort! We have rented a boat to go to shell island on Wednesday. How is the water over there??? Don’t want to spend a whol day stuck on a boat bc of green slime!!!

  294. Jamey Vibbert

    We were in that area all this pay week, just left today and the water was so beautiful and crystal clear all week so I hope it stays that way for you.

  295. Test

    • What’s the water like in front of Edgewater Resort?? We are coming down next Thursday & are in so hope of beautiful clear water..

  296. Victoria's Daddy

    Panama City Beach report for 7/8/2016. On Friday at 1:00 PM visibility was anywhere from 10 inches to 2.5 feet. I did see one area 100 feet from shore where the water looked almost clear. Many fish in that area. Later in the day, about 6 or 7 pm, the June Grass was much worse. From shore to hundreds of feet out from shore, the June Grass was very thick with visibility ranging from 4 inches to 8 inches. I saw no fish.

  297. Luciano Gallo

    Going to Pensacola beach Florida how is the June grass there

  298. Melissa Arroyo

    We are staying at the breakers at Fort walton. Any reports?

  299. Any reports of June grass near carillon beach?

    • Left carillon yesterday. Was hit or miss last week. Some bad days some not so bad as far as the grass. Pretty nice sandbar near the shore though.

  300. Enjoy this site and thanks for your efforts. I may have missed the explanation for what causes the June grass to appear. Rain? Offshore storms? Heat? You tell us what it is but I missed an explanation as to what causes it to come close to the shoreline.

    • Victoria's Daddy

      A few sentences in the FAQ mention some causes. Nutrients get washed into the gulf, such as during a heavy rain, and the algae feeds on that and grows exponentially. The FAQ mentions wastewater treatment as well and how the algae keeps getting worse as more people come to the gulf.
      I’ll mention the following from what I know:
      POSSIBLY THE ROOT CAUSE OF MORE AND MORE FREQUENT JUNE GRASS
      A large percentage of municipalities across the country have substandard if not semi-broken down water treatment facilities and they don’t want to put the money into improving them. It’s likely the cities, around the gulf, consider the gulf as part of their sewage treatment plan and only partially treat their water and or release too much into bodies of water. They periodically flush the sewage (treated or not), to the Gulf of Mexico especially during heavy rain. This along with other water runoff feeds the algae.

  301. We head down next week just curious how the Water is at Okaloosa Island close to the pier?

  302. We are at Splash in PCB and the green algae is concentrated right in front of our condos as of today. Earlier this week it was clear here.

  303. How is the June grass in Navarre around emerald surf area? Arriving Saturday, plan to have a great time no matter what but still curious.

    • We didn’t even either bother today. After seeming to get better, it got worse again late yesterday. Drove to NAS in Pensacola instead of staring at green/brown water again all day. Swam some yesterday maybe a total of 30-45mins. I come for the water and have been greatly disheartened. I will not return to the area again during the summer. Have been chased off by grass 2 of last 3 trips. Hope you have better luck. We are staying about 1.5 mi west of the pier in Navarre Beach.

  304. How is Panama City Beach? Is the June grass bad there? we arrive Saturday July 9th…

  305. Waters in Destin have been great all week, but absolutely no June grass today. We are staying at Sterling Sands (very close to The Back Porch for reference) no rain all week couldn’t ask for a better beach week!

  306. June grass at Inlet beach is terrible today. Like sludge in the water and beaches are covered with it close to the water. The kids don’t even want in the water.

  307. The June grass is terrible today. We are staying at Celadon Beach Resort. People are getting in the water (although I wouldn’t) but just next door at Splash no one can because it is so thick the waves and sand are green. A couple resorts down (east) look to be quite clear. It shifts every day, throughout the day, so hope ours clears up before we leave Saturday.

  308. Arriving Saturday. Staying at Surfside condos on Miramar beach. How’s the June grass there? Thank out for all the updates!

  309. Jamey Vibbert

    Miramar is still June grass free and waters have calmed, it’s absolelutly perfect today.

  310. Seagrove Beach- June Grass everywhere and relatively thick and seemingly getting worse. We went to Shell Island yesterday in PCB (long trek but June Grass free and the way we remembered the coast).

  311. Headed to SGI this sunday the 10th has anyone been there recently to let us know how the water was?

  312. How’s the June grass situation just west of Alys Beach? Thanks for any updates! Coming down on Saturday.

  313. Victoria's Daddy

    Report for late afternoon Wed. 7/6/16 at PCB. The June Grass was worse than days ago. Water visibility was about 7 inches and that’s being generous.

    A large percentage of municipalities across the country have substandard water treatment facilities and they don’t want to put the money into improving them. It’s likely the cities around the gulf consider the gulf as part of their sewage treatment plan and only partially treat their water, periodically flushing the rest to the gulf to do the rest (eventually)

  314. **Update**Navarre Beach West of pier approx 1.5mi. Went into the water and it actually is much improved. Still cloudy and not the clear waters everyone loves, but grass is diminished. Little grass on the bottom if any. Water visibility improved. No signs of undesirable aquatic life otherwise. Definitely improved and hoping it continues.

  315. We are coming down 10-15 (next week) and I’ve been reading about the June grass but I’m trying to find out how long does it stick around and last? Would it possibly be gone by next week? Just curious of what to expect. Thanks in advance! 🙂

    • It won’t be permanently gone until the fall but if you are lucky your beach will be clear or minimal depending on the nuances of tides and weather. Predictions are impossible.

  316. I’m visiting here in pcb from Georgia me and my 1 year old and 6 year old…. the water does have green stuff floating all in it I know there’s going to be seaweed but this is slimy. Is this safe? Is this the “June grass” everyone’s talking about??

    • Yup, June grass. The dangerous stuff is down in south Florida. For water quality issues check the Health &Safety tab for links.

  317. Still too much grass in the water approx 1.5 mi west of Navarre Beach pier. Not as thick as other places but to quote a kid I overheard “this water looks like where we swim in the Mississippi”. The rough surf has really churned the existing grass into soup.

  318. How’s the June Grass in PCB around Thomas Drive area?

  319. Anyone finding CLEAR swimming on Santa Rosa today?

  320. How’s The June grass today in grayton?

  321. June grass or thick algae soup seems to be a better description. Gross and disgusting. We were near Henderson Park in Destin.

  322. Jamey Vibbert

    Yes I traveled to Mexico beach last year to try an avoid the June grass , there was no grass there but the water wasn’t great, we won’t go back. Stick with Walton or So Wal . When the water is good it’s so much more clear than Mexico beach.

  323. Are there certain months that the June grass is worse?? Or places at the Gulf..? I

  324. Any reports from St. George Island or Cape San Blas?

    • We rarely get reports from there, although Jamey did a couple last year. I’m not even sure if they get June Grass over there

    • Just left SGI on the 3rd, no June grass or seaweed all week. Went to Cape San Blas for 1/2 the day on the 2nd and the water was beautiful.

  325. Minimal June grass in water at Tidewater today. 95% better than yesterday.

  326. Still have June grass at princess beach on okaloosa island. Not much but enough toessential with fishing lines.

  327. When does the June grass go away?

  328. June Grass substantial At Pensacola Beach…worse today than yesterday.

  329. Heading to Destin in August and I’m not concerned about the June Grass.Why not you ask?Simple jjust too many things to do at the beach,so dont let the June Grass reports spoil all your fun.Florida beach’s has many things to offer to all of us go enjoy your vacations and don’t sweat the things out of our control….

  330. At Blue Moutain late today. Grass moderate, but none on beach. Purple flag but not posted for that other stuff.

  331. We are at The Palms at Fort Walton Beach. It has been very slimy in the water. Today the slimy section seemed to recede as the day progressed.

  332. coming to PCB on the 5th what’s the situation with June grass?

  333. Jamey Vibbert

    The water at Miramar seemed to be getting better as the day went on, and you get go out to chest deep water and be totally free of June grass. We really enjoyed today and hoping the Fourth of July is even better!

    This report comes from Miramar Beach right at the Grand Dunes/ Winddancer area. It’s so great to see so many families enjoying the beach.

  334. In data rosa beach beach florida today and the Junegrass is thick!! I hope it leaves.

  335. Thin green Slime present in the morning at Blue Mountain beach. Disappears 20-30 yards out.

  336. Just got beck yesterday from a week at Navarre Beach. Beautiful water everyday. A small patch of Junegrass did show up on Saturday but nothing like the others pics being posted here. Good luck everyone and Happy 4th!

  337. Watersound water gross this a.m. Non one really swimming.

  338. We are heading to Okaloosa and the Island Princess soon. Checking this site daily. It would be great to read the name of the beach and not just the resort for those of us not familiar with area. So looking forward to this vacation and crossing my fingers for no Junegrass! Thank you for keeping the information coming!

    • I agree but I’m not sure all the beaches have names. I think resort or public access number and town are the most useful. I know the towns can be confusing so I put a map under the Health &Safety tab.

  339. Michelle Rainey

    We are on the beach near the city pier of Panama City Beach and the water is full of June grass.

  340. Victoria's Daddy

    A local resident told us they expect the June Grass to be clear within a week. It doesn’t seem like news or politicians want to forecast that so it must be true (Politicians don’t want to talk about it) My review of June Grass for Panama City Beach near highway 79 for July 2 2016: the surf was clearly green. The June Grass wasn’t to the point where one would not get in but picture taking by the water is clearly a turn off. The swimming pool had a lot of swimmers that would normally head to the surf. Yesterdays sunset was gorgeous.

    We saw at least 6 or 10 sea slugs washing up on the shore. Perhaps they were stressed or dying due to the June Grass issues in the water.

  341. Thick pea soup this morning in Seagrove!

  342. Thick yesterday in Seagrove Beach across from Tom Thumb. Looks pretty bad this a.m., too.

  343. Jamey Vibbert

    Grand dunes condos. Fingers crossed for Tomm.

  344. June grass was think and gross at pensacola yesterday. All gone today. Water was perfect.

  345. Just arrived at Greystone beach and the water is thick with green seaweed or June grass whichever you’d like to call it. It’s summer and vacations here we just got to deal with the grass as it is, here for the next six days hopefully it’ll clear out but looking at all the post it doesn’t look likely.

  346. Jamey Vibbert

    Ok just back from the beach at Miramar, June grass is an 8-10. Pretty gross , we got in anyway because you know… It’s the ocean and this is vaca but hoping for a better day Tomm. I’ll take my phone Tomm and send in pics.

  347. Marty Brandon

    Water at boardwalk resort is thick pea soup green nasty wasn’t lIke this yesterday July 1 2016 wondering if it will clear up ??

  348. Robert Wright

    Any news on the national seashore west of Navarre Beach?

  349. Henderson Beach anyone?? Heading there in a few days.

  350. Jamey Vibbert

    Just arrived at Miramar near Grand Dunes , going to fix a drink and go Ck the water. I’ll report back.

  351. Water looks nice by the Beachcomber. A bit of Junegrass when you go deeper but nothing like last week. Gorgeous!

  352. Can anyone give a report on the June grass conditions in Pensacola Beach west of the pier down to Ft Pickens? Any information would be great, Thanks.

  353. We just left Fort Walton Beach. We were there for 6 days and every morning the water was absolutely gorgeous. Crystal clear. By 2-3 pm June grass was about a 5-6 for remainder of day. Seas were just right and weather was perfect.

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  354. Sterling Breeze all June grass bass cleared out 😎

  355. Coming down to PCB July1,2016. How are the Jelly Fish and the June Grass? Staying at the Moondrifter

  356. swimming daily

    yesterday, june 29, around 6pm near splash resort , there was intense june grass in the first 20 ft, but just a few feet out beyond that the water was crystal clear. also 86 degrees water temp. beautiful.

  357. Jamey Vibbert

    Leaving tonight for Miramar, just like every year its a crap shoot on the June Grass, fingers crossed it isn’t bad. I’ll bring a north wind with me and push it all back out! Watch out because I’m on my way! 🙂

  358. Heather E., I’ll be at Okaloosa on Saturday for the week and will let you know. Thai is if the beaches ate open!

    • The beaches rarely close unless we have a hurricane warning. I lived on okaloosa island for 10 years and beaches never closed. I don’t think they would close for JUNE grass anyway. Dangerous marine life is purple flag …usually means jelly fish. Beaches still won’t close…they just warn to stay out of the water. So enjoy the beach and swim in the pool. Don’t let June grass ruin your stay. Please keep the beaches clean and flat for the nesting sea turtles. Please do not use flash lights at night. Thanks and I hope you have a great visit!

    • Thank you! Hopefully it will be beautiful…..

    • The Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County (DOH-Okaloosa) has NOT issued “no swim advisories” for any the beaches in Okaloosa County. DOH-Okaloosa has issued health advisories at specific beaches due to elevated sample levels of a bacteria called enterococci. Enterococci is not flesh eating bacteria. It is bacteria that normally inhabits the intestinal tract of humans and animals. It may cause human disease, infections, or rashes, but for the vast majority of people, the risk of serious illness is minimal. An otherwise healthy person may have no problems with contact with the water of a beach that is under advisory. Some may experience a minor inflammation of a cut, a mild sore throat or mild diarrhea after exposure to water from a beach under a health advisory. The greatest risk is for very young children, the elderly and people who have compromised immune systems since their ability to fight off infection is limited by age or disease. It is important to understand that a “health advisory” is not the same as a “no swim advisory.”

      The national media is calling Vibrio vulnificus a “flesh eating bacteria.” That is incorrect. Vibrio vulnificus is naturally occurring along U.S. coastlines and infections from this bacteria is rare. We have not had a confirmed case of a Vibrio vulnificus infection in Okaloosa County this year.

      Since this news story also references beaches in Walton County, Florida, it might be beneficial to contact the Florida Department of Health in Walton County at (850) 892-8040 ext. 1116. Patti Roberts is the public information officer/media liaison for their county health department.

      Ryan E. Mims
      Public Information Officer
      Florida Department of Health
      in Okaloosa County
      http://www.HealthyOkaloosa.com

  359. On the way to Perdido Key and Orange Beach.anyone know the June Grass conditions there.

  360. Must also add that the smell from the june grass laying on the beach is getting quite smelly. It is wafting up to me on my 5th floor balcony

  361. Staying in Edgewater resort and the algae is thick. So much so that the edge of the sand is covered in the stuff. Too thick to even get into the water. Not the entire gulf, just sections here and there, up and down the coast.

  362. Well June grass was in and out and back in again.by pinnacle port.still beautiful.to all the tourist plez remember to leave no trace behind.clean and flat plez.17 turtle nests totall now on our beaches from pinnacle port to bidawee area.so if digging 3ft holes on our beaches plez fill back in before you leave and sand castles plez flatten.so the sea turtles don’t get stuck in the holes and dealing with all the obstacles in there way.thanks enjoy

    • Thank you for reminding people about the turtles. It is a never ending battle to educate. I pick up trash and fill in holes every Time I am on the beach.

  363. In PCB near Edgewater Resort. Some June grass exists throughout water. Not visible on shore. Doesn’t have odor. Does stick to suit. BUT, the water is SO breathtakingly beautiful you seem to look beyond the grass and don’t mind it. Not ruining our fun in the sun!

  364. How is the June grass at Navarre beach?

  365. How is the June grass on Okaloosa Island? We are arriving on July 9 and want to prepare myself for the disappointment if it is as bad a two years ago.

  366. Miramar Beach at Sand Trap entrance has thick June grass with some even washed up on the beach.

  367. Staying at Sterling Breeze, June grass is thick here and has been all week.

  368. We are the Celadon resort in PCB, June grass has been here since we got here on Sat…there are some spots that are not so thick

  369. Lori Campbell

    How’s the water near Calypso Resort and Towers in PCB? We will be arriving in a couple of days.

  370. What’s the condition at Wyndham PC area. Staying there starting Saturday.

    • It’s like swimming in orange juice with extra pulp. It does not sting or smell. It does get in your hair and swimsuit. I went today June 28th. It is still a beautiful beach and very warm water. Enjoy yourselves. Yes it would be nice if it was clear but may to October it’s always possible for JUNE grass. Please leave our beaches clean and flat for the sea turtles to best. Nothing can be left in the beach from 7 pm to 7 am. Thanks for visiting.

  371. 4:00 pm at Miramar Beach near Edgewater. June grass seems to be slowly getting worse. Please go away!!

  372. We will be coming into the area in a little over a week. How’s the junegrass on Mirmar Beach near the Hilton Sandestin?
    Thanks, BT

  373. At Celadon 1:45. Never seen the June grass this thick. A few spots okAy but you have to trudge through slime to get there

  374. Robert Barham

    6/28/2016 We are staying about a mile west of Pier Park. The June grass has been horrible since we arrived on 6/25. VERY thick at the shore line, out about twenty yards. You have to wade through it to get to any water that is remotely clean. Beyond a 40 yard area of clean water, there is another wide strip of it. At the shore line, you can’t see the bottom. Very disappointing.

    • yeah it’s very disappointing but any Time you visit the emerald coat between May and September it’s always a possibility. Lay and play on beach…swim in the pool if you don’t like it. I swam in it yesterday. It feels like swimming in orange juice with extra pulp BUT I WAS HOT and had no other choice…I could suck it up and get In gulf of walk home…I chose to swim!!

  375. At Miramar Beach this morning around 8 and almost no June Grass until you get past The Whale’s Tail to the west. East of the restaurant is clear. It was really bad all along that area yesterday afternoon so we’ll see if it lasts. Hoping when I take my family out this afternoon that it’s still clear.

  376. Miramar Beach was full with green slimy algae yesterday! It just seemed to get worse as day progressed:(

  377. Green slime is THICK in front of the Landmark in PCB this morning!! However, in spots it is beautifully clear!

  378. Santa Rosa beach is heavy with seaweed today, June 26. Hope it goes away soon!

  379. At Blue Mountain beach and it’s pretty slimy here. Very clear in spots this morning but moved in heavy as the morning went on.

  380. Crystal Beach – DESTIN green slick moss is horrible. Wondering how Navarre / Ft Walton beach are and if this moves out

  381. Miramar beach is awful today. Lots of June grass,very murky. Miserable

  382. Between the piers behind seaheaven. Fairly light june grass. Fine for swimming but no good for fishing.

  383. We are at Celadon in PCB and the water is great! Minimal junegrass at shoreline but then clear and beautiful!!

  384. We are at the Celadon in PCB and the June grass is very minimal right on the shore line. Doesn’t stick to you and you don’t have to “wade” through it. Water is very clear and we are loving it!

  385. Cheryl Sutton

    June grass thick yesterday on San Destin. Kids catching tiny jellys snd sea slugs in grass. Jellys not stinging but when tou came out of the water, had sea grass stuck to you. Gross factor 7 for me. Hoping better today.

  386. feasting beach at camp gulf camping resort has tiny green slim aka June grass in Water 😝

  387. Not from Fl, but we are about half a mile west from the Portifino resort

  388. What area pcb?

  389. At PCB water is a little cloudy but nothing green sticking to you. Not the clear blue we wanted but not too bad either.

  390. At Navarre today. Grass is pretty thick with green flag, so not much water movement to get things moving.

  391. June grass pretty thick on Navarre beach today.

  392. June grass thick on Navarre Beaches…..

  393. Beach on 2alk over 66..Panama city beach.all crystal clear today.June grasses cleared out.

  394. cheryl kotlarz

    Does anyone know when the June grass leaves the area? We are looking to book a vacation 8/6/16 and we definitely want to be able to go in the ocean. Is there a certain time it comes and goes?

  395. Heading to Navarre tomorrow. What’s the latest on the Junegrass there?

  396. June grass in the afternoon at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park beach 6/24/16. Morning was clear and beautiful, but quite breezy and wavy.

  397. Coming to Holiday Isle. How is june grass? Also wondering about jellyfish.

  398. June grass at Navarre Beach today 6/24/16.

  399. Lots of June grass in Pensacola beach today.. Hoping tomorrow morning it won’t be as bad. If you went out past knee deep you just got covered in it.

  400. We arrived at Fort Walton Beach today and water is crystal clear no June grass.

  401. Been in PCB since Saturday, the 18th. First couple of days there was a lot June grass – made the water a murky green. After that, it cleared up to where the water was pretty crystal clear. There are patches of dark seaweed caught in low trenches just offshore, but too far to really affect most swimmers. LOTS of shells caught in shallow water trenches – most are broken, but a lot of them are still intact. Today, the 22nd, there were some jellyfish sightings. Found out later that the transparent, clear jellies don’t sting – or if they do, it’s too mild to feel for most people. I’m not sure – I freaked and wouldn’t go back in the water. I’m hoping tomorrow is clear and good shelling conditions!

    • The clear jellies vary by the person, it’s the bright blue Portuguese man-o-war you really want to avoid. I’m unsure if canon ball jellies sting. The Gulf Coast Shell Club has a good local shelling guide.

  402. Lawrence Dodge

    Just returned from a walk on Miramar Beach 9:am-10:am, water is crystal with very light June grass, almost unnoticeable. Beautiful wading!

  403. Purple Jellyfish at Rosemary Beach today. Use caution!

  404. Lawrence dogg

    Pensacola beach looks great tonight. All clear by the pier

  405. Arrived Panama City beach today…June 20. On west end of beach by sharky’s restaurant and sea haven beach hotel. I guess that would be west side pcs. Anyhow the water looks fantastic! I was really worried on the way down because another poster said pcb was full of it. Water has its awesome emerald color and clear. Will be no rain all week so should stay beautiful until we leave on Saturday !

  406. Patricia Maldonado

    Just arrived to Destin, Fl on Sunday Fathers Day..after 330pm. We are staying at Jade East and water was amazing. There was the tinest amount of June Grass barely visible very faint. I could see a little biy n pcs in our play fishnet and on sad. We had a Great time yesterday and hope the June Grass stays away next few days we are here.

  407. We are by pineapple willy’s and it’s pretty nasty you get out just covered in it. Like someone else said If u get out the the sandbar not as bad it’s the getting there :0/

  408. Brian Goodwin

    Just got back (June 18)from a week at Seagrove Beach. Water was beautiful first 3 days then the june grass moved in heavy the last 3 days(June 15, 16, 17).

  409. Went behind Schooners today, it’s super thick before the first sandbar. Clears up after, if you can stand getting through the gross curtain of it to get there. I also got stung out near the second sandbar, but I didn’t see the culprit.

    Had dinner at Spinnaker, water looked much clearer there

  410. Heavy June grass east of the fishing pier at Navarre Beach this morning. One cast and my fishing day was over!!

  411. Any word on the June grass situation either near pompano joes/crystal beach area or the boardwalk? I’ve looked on the beach cams and it’s hard to tell if its bad today or not. Crystal beach seemed really clear. Thanks!

  412. Do you think it is the time of the year? I hope it will not be there in July.

  413. Been in Panama City since Monday. The June grass is very abundant here. It started out Tuesday and has progressively gotten worse. I will not be back at this time of year again. NASTY

  414. Junegrass has had Perdito at zero visibility. Arrived 6-11 to 6-17 and doesn’t look to be clearing up at any rate.

  415. Junegrass has arrived at Navarre Beach. The surf was really rough today so it was hard to see it in the water but it was all over my bathing suit after swimming.

  416. Alice andrews

    How is the grass and jelly fish on the gulf and at the sound. Was wanting to go swimming friday. Ty

  417. Does anyone know what the Perdido Key area looks like?

  418. gulfcoastbeachcams.com they have cams set up from Pensacola to santa rosa, They are great and controllable, you will be able to see anything and everything, a little creepy that Big Brother is out there but you can see beach conditions all over destin and Miramar. Surf looks rough today, I looked at the cam at Surf hut and water looked pretty clean then I looked at frangista beach which is only about 1/2 mile to 3/4 miles away and it looked pretty green.

  419. How are the beach conditions around Mirmar/Destin? How is the June grass and what is the color of the water?

  420. Danielle Gerth

    Miramar and Sandestin are filled with Junegrass!!

  421. Lawrence Dodge

    Just got back from a walk on Miramar Beach, Tarpon ST to the Henderson park Inn. June Grass was light near the shore (2.0-2.5), with heavy dark passages (6-7) further out, over-head depth. Water was definitely cooler. Has water temp and Grossness Index ever been officially documented and correlated?

    • No but cooler water is generally more dense and tends to sink. It might trap the June grass and move it around. I read an article today saying that the GOM dead zone is bigger than usual this year.

  422. Bid-a-wee – A little seaweed yeasterday but no june grass. Great surf conditions and really clear water.

  423. Topsail Hill State Park, June 13. Lots and lots of junegrass, appearing in abundance overnight. So bad the ocean (blue and clear yesterday) had a green brownish cast that is more reminiscent of Texas beaches than the panhandle and not very pretty. Visibility was bad as well – maybe 6 inches. Smelled a little bit but not horrible and still has a great day at the beach. Didn’t spot a single jellyfish both days and junegrass or not that makes it for a good day!

  424. Henderson Beach State Park was completely filled with June Grass out to about 50 ft from the shoreline. You could see the second sand bar was clear, but as far as swimming, you are going to be covered in it. My test is running my hands with fingers open through the water… If it sticks on 1-2 fingers (out of both hands) – it is moderate. 5 or more – significant. 7 or more – severe! Today was an 8 on the 10 finger scale.

    Hopefully it moves along soon, but as of 8:00 PM, it is still “sticking around”. Pics will be sent to accompany post.

  425. Jamey Vibbert

    It’s always hit or miss, may be gone tomorrow and it may be there all week, pray for a north wind… We have been vacationing in the panhandle for 14 years and it’s just the luck of the draw. Good luck. I’ll be down July 1st for 10 days and hope it’s gone. The crystal clear water is what does it for me.

  426. Pretty bad where we are in Destin. Super nersty. It’s like nasty but worse. Hoping it’s going to leave soon? We are here for the week. How long does this nerstyness stick around?

  427. I’ve been watching the beach cams at gulfcoastbeachcamsDOTcom for weeks now and I’ve noticed the water has been very green the last couple weeks. I was there late July 2015 and it wasn’t bad at all. Hopefully it clears up before I get there next month! :/

  428. lesley howard

    for those of you needing pics.. you can view the web cams at gulfcoastbeachcams.com we are leaving 6/20 for Miramar and hoping it will have made it’s exit by then.. being hopeful anyway.. LOL

  429. Miramar beach is a thick carpet of green as far as the eye can see. Like swimming in a kale smoothie…anyone know how long it takes to clear out?

  430. How is Panama beach looking this week?

  431. Melanie C Kroeker

    How is Fort Walton Beach? We are coming June 22-28 and the last time we saw june grass it ruined out time there? Thanks

  432. Marimar Beach today, it’s bad, really bad. Looks like thick green pea soup today. Winds are W about 2 mph and doesn’t look like its gonna leave anytime soon. 😦

  433. On the way to Perdido Key today. Anyone know the conditions there? Thanks

  434. Brittany Donehoo

    Destin was bad with the June grass today 6/12/16 but I live in Gulf Shores/Orange Beach and it hasn’t made its way over here yet!

  435. June grass in Destin by Henderson state park is fairly thick today. It could be worse for sure but there is definitely a lot in the water.

  436. Water is free of June grass at Navarre, but is a real murky Aqua. Anyone have any idea how long this “murk” usually sticks around?

  437. Fort Walton Beach looks like Shrek and the Hulk took a massive crap!!! Water and beach are almost unswimable, it is really bad…

  438. We came to Fort Walton Beach in late July of 2015 and the June grass was thick the week we were here so we came back this year in early June and again just as last year, the June grass is everywhere again. Very disappointing.

  439. June grass washed in this afternoon June 11 in Destin by the Crab Trap. Very thick.

  440. Okaloosa island was covered with June grass yesterday June 10.

  441. Friday 6-10 was our last day in Sandestin on the beach. Water was perfect close to shore. We did see some June Grass on the 2nd sand bar when we were on a kayak. Wishing you all an excellent summer and glad I found this site!

  442. Does anyone know how the Perdido Key area is looking? We leave tomorrow headed that way.

  443. PCB is clear and gorgeous today.

  444. Thursday 6-9 at Tops’l in Sandestin water has been absolutely pristine. The surf is literally sand and clear water. Fishing has been great too!

  445. June grass at my spot on Navarre Beach today is zero!

  446. Lidiya Tsipan

    Anyone know how this junegrass is on Oskaloosa island today? How is the weather, weather channel shows alot of rain and thunderstorms coming that way… Please help

    • It was bad. Stuck everywhere. I thought it was gonna be ok cause it looked spotty and better from our room than yesterday. Maybe it’ll be better tomorrow. …

  447. Water is “bath tub” clear in Sandestin. Fished from beach morning and evening Wednesday 6-8 and it was clean as a whistle.

  448. Pensacola beach was gorgeous! Took a chance and it worked out. Hardly any June grass. It was very light. Water was semi clear.

  449. Can anyone post the water clarity at the Destin beach as of today. Possibly trying to visit the state park beach in Destin on Thursday/tomorrow.

  450. How is pensacola beach? Any local beaches clear of june grass?

  451. June grass literally everywhere on okaloosa island beach this morning. Water very green and it’s definitely sticking to you.

  452. Destin between the Crab Trap and Capn Dave’s is clear of junegrass thanks to the tropical storm. Surf is calming down too.

  453. Surf is clear of June Grass in Sandestin. Fished this morning and evening and zero June grass on fishing line!! The strong surf must have washed it away.

  454. We are planning a trip to panama next week, how is the water looking and have there been reports of sea lice in the area?

  455. Any reports on Miramar beach around Henderson state park

  456. How is the water at Fort Walton Beach

  457. We got to Seagrove this afternoon and there were only a few small junegrass pieces in the water. Definitely nothing to worry about (or distract the kids from having a blast). Hoping the north winds tomorrow keep everything out a bit and that water is clear!!!

  458. Fingers crossed for Sandestin cause the enormous surf seems to have washed some June Grass away. Will check surf in the AM at sunrise. I’m going to attempt to fish.

  459. Miramar is way better today. It’s red flag and the waves are huge, but the June grass is almost non-existent. Hopefully it stays away the rest of the week.

  460. We are at Santa Rosa Island, near Gulf Place Town Center, and yesterday (June 05) the june grass was around a 3 or 4. There were some fun waves which made the june grass barely noticeable. From past experience, it seems in calm waters the june grass will “stick” to you more than it does when waves are present. The kids and I had a blast yesterday with no impact from the june grass.

    I’m hoping that the strom that is rolling in today will wash what little june grass there is away.

  461. Miramar is terrible with seagrass today.we just got here and kids were so covered in it they don’t want to get back in the water all week. Bummer

  462. Anyone in Seagrove? We head down tomorrow. I’d love to know how the water is today.

  463. Any updates on current June grass conditions at Fort Walton Beach? We are due to arrive there tomorrow. Thank you!

  464. Mirimar beach is totally saturated with June Grass!

  465. June grass was bad during the entire last week of our family vacation last week at Miramar beach. We had never encountered June Grass in previous years at Destin but vacationed later in the summer. Are there beaches in the area that typically don’t get June grass?

  466. We just spent a week in Destin and the June Grass was bad all week. We traveled east until we found a beach that was not bad. We ended up at Laguna Beach and the water was crystal clear emerald green. And it does not have wall to wall umbrellas on the beach. That will be our last trip to Destin.

  467. Sandestin the June Grass is thick. Unable to fish from the beach.

  468. We were at Grayton beach today & it was gorgeous! No June grass there, yet!

  469. Just got to Topsil Beach Manor in Sandestin this afternoon. Took my surf fishing gear down to the beach about 5:00 pm. I spent several minutes removing June grass from my line. I quit fishing and just played with the kids. June grass is definitely here.

  470. In SanDestin today beach had June grass spread out totally doable the folks complaining about never comming back are nuts. It’s the luck of the draw and today’s draw wasn’t bad.

  471. Eglin Beach was clear yesterday (June 4th).

  472. Are there any updates on the Beach conditions since June 2nd?

  473. lalamorris313@gmail.com

    Has anyone been to Grayton Beach recently? Is it still clear?

  474. We stayed at the Majestic Towers in PCB Tuesday through today. Several Jellyfish close to shore. Our party got stung many times and we were on the look out. Be aware!

  475. Anyone have updates on the june grass for panama city beach?

  476. Visited miramar beach 6/3/16 very saturated…a ton of algea…came here hoping it was better than pensacola but it was worse. Pensacola beach had less algae

  477. We are leaving for Perdido Key in 8 days. The past two years we got burned on Okaloosa Island with the June Grass. So we decided to switch it up this year. Does anyone have any reports from Perdido Key?

  478. We’ll be heading to the eastern side of panama city beach next week. Anybody know how the water is there??

  479. Staying at henderson campground in destin anyone know of a spot clear of June grass?

  480. Okaloosa Island at Beasley Park was wonderful today, June 2nd. Worth the 15 minute drive from our condo at Miramar Beach!

  481. We’ll be heading out to eastern Panama next week. Anybody know how it’s looking there??

  482. Panama city beach was extremely clear today, but the dang jellyfish were the spoiler.

  483. Janis Roberts

    Destin is so thick with June grass that the water is unusable. Traveled to grayton beach and water is clear.

  484. Neville Longbottom

    We arrived in Destin May 27th, the waters have been saturated with grass and has steadily gotten worst since. I was hoping for one good day prior to us leaving but doesn’t look like it will happen as we are leaving tomorrow. First time this has happened to us. Can anyone suggest a good time in the summer so that we may avoid this next year. Thanks in advance.

    • Late may is fantastic normally. We can’t visit then because our kids are in school, so we have to come later. We had bad June grass in mud July one year, that’s the only time I’ve had to deal with it.

  485. Thomas Oliver

    Sandestin at Mastic Sun has been pretty bad the last two days. Heavy June Grass. Really a bummer.

  486. Staying on Miramar Beach and so far everyday has been saturated with june grass. Specifically chose this destination for “crystal clear” water. Total disappointment

  487. Miramar Beach just west of Pompano Joe’s is still pretty saturated on the morning of June 2nd. It’s covering the beach even more than last night. I think we’ll try out Okaloosa Island today as our last day is tomorrow and we want those crystal clear beaches!

  488. Has anyone been to Henderson beach today? If so how’s the water? Still grassy?

  489. Henderson State Park Beach Destin was heavily saturated with the June grass each day we visited. We visited the beach May 29- June 1, 2016. The children’s bathing suit were packed with the grass when we got home. It was difficult for us to enjoy the water when the slimy grass washed back and forth between every crevice of our bodies. We usually could see our feet through the water in July September. But not this trip. Green every where..

    • Thanks for the update! We are planning to travel to Panama City in mid July. Have you had much experience with it during that time?

  490. Grayton beach state park was clear this morning!

  491. We are staying in Seaside in Santa Rosa Beach. June grass showed up yesterday, and it’s thicker today. My kids are disappointed as they can’t stand it. Hoping for maybe one clearer day before we leave this Saturday.

  492. With June grass its hit and miss, usually farther west is worse so I’m surprised okaloosa is clear and Miramar is bad, its just the luck of the draw people. We have had years with no grass at all and years where we were praying for it to leave, I’m there over the Fourth again this year and just hoping its clear for my family and I as well as everyone that travels to the beach. If you can post some pictures, email them to junegrasspics AT gmail.com

  493. Thomas Bowden

    My wife and I are staying at the Amalfi Coast in Miramar Beach. We went down to the beach this morning…..ITS STILL HERE…The JUNE GRASS!
    It actually looks a little thinker. Anyone know where we can find clear water for the sake of our kids? Thanks for any replies

  494. Is it still clear on Okaloosa today? Miramar is very dense

  495. We are at Majestic Sun in Sandestin and the grass is bad but not dense. I would swim in it, did not today for other reasons

  496. So glad to know it’s called June Grass. So much here in Destin at Miramar Beach with the little ‘sea lice’ bits. Even picked up a few to show the kidlet (obviously held them by their tops). Hope it clears out before we head out this week. It would be nice to be in the water without green slimy bits all over you.

  497. Miramar beach is full of June Grass.

  498. Katrina Steele

    Destin beach is full of June grass. So gross for last few days. Hoping it clears out before its time for us to leave.

  499. Tom forrester

    Water is clear and beautiful on Okaloosa Island as of Memorial Day. No sign of June grass or seaweed.

  500. I was at Miramar Beach this weekend (May 27-29th). The water has definite June Grass in it. Some of it was in my daughters hair after swimming. It seemed worse the further out from the shore you went. The seas were pretty choppy all weekend too until today.

  501. It’s really thick today on 30-A. Miramar/Santa Rosa Beach. Yucky stuff! Ruins the last few days in the ocean (it stinks too). Definitely June grass (not seaweed).

  502. Any reports for Fort Walton Beach? We will be there in a week!

    • Terry landrus

      Us too look forward to any reports.

      • Went a mile or two west of Navarre beach yesterday and about a mile west of the Fort Walton beach walk/pier and today especially the water is stunning. Super clear and no seaweed or June grass

  503. Jamey Vibbert

    Great ! Thx for the info

  504. Terry Landrus

    Navarre beach is undergoing beach renourishment. Making more beach!

  505. Jamey Vibbert

    Navarre: Looking at the Navarre live beach cam it appears to have bulldozers and a pipeline laying on the beach? Mrs. Hetty can you confirm and maybe tell us what is going on?

    Thanks

    • Walter Abbott

      http://pulsegulfcoast.com/2016/04/navarre-beach-renourishment-underway

      Navarre Beach renourishment underway
      Derek Cosson April 25, 2016

      Navarre Beach is getting a little love as workers get started on a three-month renourishment project, the first since the beach’s last restoration in 2006.

      Over the past few weeks, workers from Weeks Marine have brought equipment on site, completed shorebird and seabird surveys, and deployed two submerged pipelines from a staging area in Pensacola Bay to landing points near the Beach Colony Resort and just east of Missouri Street. Dredging could start this week.

      Approximately 1.6 million cubic yards of sand will be placed from just east of the Gulf Islands National Seashore to the eastern limits of the Navarre Beach Marine Park, increasing the width of the beach berm by 100 to 200 feet. The restoration project also includes restoring the dune crest to a width of 30 feet and placement of native dune plants.

      Two trailing suction hopper dredges will be used to excavate sand from same offshore borrow area used for the 2006 restoration project. The process is expected to produce some temporary cloudiness in the water, but officials said that conditions will be closely monitored and if the water get too cloudy, construction will be temporarily suspended and modified to meet permitted amounts. Turtle monitoring will begin on May 1 and any nests will be relocated to the Gulf Islands National Seashore.

      Renourishment operations will run 24 hours a day, officials said, noting that up to a 1,000-foot long area of the beach may closed to the public at any given time. Sand placement should take about 50 days, with completion of the project expected by mid-June.

      • Linda Rhodes

        I plan to be at PCB/Laguna Beach over Memorial Day 2016. Any reports would be appreciated about water status. Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

  506. How is water clarity along the beaches on Holiday Isle? Hard to tell from some of the cams online. The cam from Jetty East showing water or the bottom to have a brown tint. Any updates appreciated.

    https://jettyeast.net/beach-web-cam.cfm

  507. Well another beach year is upon us, lets hope its as June Grass free as it can be, my family and I have traveled all over the Panhandle from Pensacola to Mexico beach with Destin being our Primary location. We went to Mexico beach last year to move further east and escape the june grass, it worked as there was no grass there but we didn’t really care for the area or the beach that much and the water wasn’t crystal clear like it is in Walton and Okaloosa counties so we are returning to Miramar beach this year! I want to thank Ms. Hetty Mae for keeping this report going for those of us that aren’t fortunate enough to live in Florida but we look Oh so forward to our visits to the beach every year! See you in July!

    • Oh dear. I was just getting ready to post about the horrendous flooding we’ve been having and my opinion that it portends a rotten year for June Grass. I am also wary after the rotten red ride last fall.

      • I had heard that red tide was in last fall, I have never seen it in the panhandle but have along the gulf coast. Fingers crossed that this will be a good year despite the flooding. From my experience in the summer time down there is that flooding means storms/rain and that usually push’s the grass out.

  508. We are planning a trip for late July 2016- possibly Gulf Shores, Perdido Key, or Orange Beach. Is there usually June Grass in those areas?

  509. After the storm yesterday, the beach is flooded with dead fish. The water is murky. Boo.

  510. Just came back from Destin. Lots of slugs were on the beach. Very smelly!

  511. June grass in Panama city Beach. Highly disappointed

  512. Been at PCB since Thursday. Water was a 8 Thursday,7 Friday,6 Saturday and a 3 today. Water has been flat and wind mostly from the north. Flys have been a nuisance but tolerable .

  513. June grass at Navarre Beach. Water is nice but grass is bad. Cannot fish.

  514. I am coming to Destin Beach tomorrow for the Labor Day weekend. Is the water clear? I hope so. 😉

  515. Coming down to seagrove tomorrow. How is the water clarity? Any significant amount of June grass?

  516. Been staying on Navarre beach for 9 days, beautiful weather. Blue akies and no rain. Seaweed is patxhy but otherwise water is clear and feels great!!!

  517. Water at Panama City Beach Days Inn is absolutely perfect today. No june grass, seaweed, grasses or twigs of any kind. Absolutely gorgeous!

  518. Manda van Zijl

    Arrived in Navarre Beach last Saturday. Water has been very good. Seaweed is very minimal, some blue button jellyfish, but since water is very clear, it is so easy to see them floating on the surface of the water. No sea slugs, yeah! Overall, can’t complain.

  519. Is there somewhere within driving distance of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach that does not have a jellyfish problem? We would love to get in the ocean this week! Thank you!

  520. Heading to Henderson State Park Saturday. Any water and beach updates? Also plan on surf fishing and any updates would be fantastic.

    Thanks.

  521. Please can someone advise me about the water at Laguna Beach in PCB???

  522. Head too Island Echoes on Okaloosa Isand Saturday, hows the water?

  523. Staying at Miramar Beach. No June grass….seaweed appearance is negligible. Jellyfish….the most I have ever seen. Between the people around us on the beach….we must’ve been stung 15 times…and we caught 10 of them in nets.

  524. I am coming to Navarre Beach for 10 days on saturday.
    Anyone have a report on the waters?

    Thanks so much

  525. Headed to Mexico Beach this weekend. How is that water there now? Thank you!

  526. Staying at Emerald Isle. Noticeable amounts of sea slugs all over and huge clusters of some sort of brown seaweedy junk. Once you’re out 50ft or so, it breaks down and the water is warm and clear.

  527. Hello!
    Any updates on the Okaloosa Island with June grass and sea life would be much appreciated. I will be visiting this weekend.
    Thanks! Mary

    • Staying at Emeral Isle. June grass is virtually non existent today. But some patches of seaweed that are easily avoidable. The sea slugs have been washing ashore all week and are kind of gross but don’t cause any noticeable harm. Just annoying more than anything. The water is clearer today than it has been all week with several feet of visibility making beautiful blue/green water.

    • Waterscape – Okaloosa Island
      No June Grass to be found. Much clearer than earlier in the week. There is a band or two of seaweed close to shore, but you step over it. Sea slugs still present but in much smaller quantities.

  528. At Navarre beach. Monday we had jellyfish… Lots of folks getting stung. Tuesday we had piles of seaweed. Today there are wide streaks of seaweed and it stinks …. But no jellyfish!

    • Seaweed, June grass, or undetermined stinky stuff?

    • Yikes. After reading all this information, it appears that Destin isn’t as affected as much with the June grass. Is this true? Just trying to map out what beaches may be our best options when we’re visiting later this week.
      Thanks, Mary

      • Mary.
        I am not there but I monitor this site and web cams daily , I would suggest the farther east the better such as Miramar beach , seacrest , Rosemary .
        Good luck!

      • We went to Miramar beach today & it was beautiful. The clearest water I have ever seen. Planning on going back again before we leave. We are staying at Azure on Okaloosa Island. There have been bands of brown seaweed looking stuff. Completely different from the green slimy june grass we had last year. Yesterday we were able to hop over the band of it that was there & the water was clear & pretty once you were out past it. Much clearer than it was when we arrived. Today it looked worse but that was early this morning. Not sure what it looked like this afternoon. We were going to go look but it started storming.

      • Weds afternoon the band of June grass disappeared and it was a beautiful day! We were out there in the morning too and it was icky. The afternoon was amazing though.

        We are at waterscape near the pier

      • Mary,

        I posted yesterday from Emerald Isle in FWB. After my post yesterday, we visited friends of ours staying 10 miles east in Destin at Destin Gulfgate. The water there was perfect! I described the sea slugs to them that we have been seeing in the thousands all week and they said they haven’t seen a single one. They also had only seen a couple small patch of seaweed drift through earlier in the week. There literally was not a single bit of seaweed in the water or washed on the sand that we saw yesterday.

        I’m guessing there is a current along the Destin beach that keeps it clean and here on Okaloosa we are in some sort of vortex that the current swings around which makes it difficult to sweep the bad stuff back out to sea. At least this week that seems to be the case. Does anyone know if that pattern holds true on any kind of regular basis?

      • Thank you everyone for your comments! They’re very helpful. We have an 8 hr drive tomorrow and really excited to get away, even if we encounter the grass and slugs 🙂
        Sounds like Destin is a great back-up plan.
        A co-worker shared that crab island is a neat spot too, so may try and visit.
        Thanks again! Mary

  529. We arrived here in Fort Walton Beach Saturday. The water is less than desirable. There is sea slugs everywhere. I have never been down to this part of Florida and so I am not sure what Ju e grass is bit there was all kinds of brownish seaweed stuff in the ocean and sea slugs. My husband was pulling them out of his bathing suit pocket after he came out. Today the conditions are much worse than yestersay. We are heading east to look for a public beach….

  530. We will be at Miramar Beach tomorrow- any signs of June Grass or Jellies today?

  531. Staying at Waterscape on Okaloosa Island
    On Aug 9 no signs of traditional slimy june grass. There are fair number of tiny sea slugs (finger nail sized) which don’t seem to bother anyone. Visibility not great – would guess 5 ft. Fair amount of unidentified “seaweed” which is finer than sargassum, pehaps the “dead” remnant of june grass – fine threads – but not at all slimy. Didn’t seem to bother anyone either. Very calm green flag day with light waves.

  532. Hi. Headed to Okaloosa Island on 8.14 and first trip to the gulf. Just learning about June grass. Any updates today on this today?

    • The water is very clear today.if you were not looking for the June grass you would not see it. However there are lots of jellyfish. Today we saw around 10 of them, ranging from golf ball size to softball size. We also encountered a sting ray in the ocean about 60-70 feet from the shore. Really cool to see but scared all of us. Later that night we where able to see dolphins. Ocean is very lively but beautiful!

      • Curious where you are staying? We are at Azure & while there were clear stops there was a big blob of June Grass in front of the condo beside ours. There were lots of broken up grass floating around & tons of sea slugs on the shore. We didn’t see any Jelly fish but did see some dolphins early yesterday morning.

  533. Hello all! I’m heading to Destin Point from Dallas… How is the water and seaweed/grass?

  534. Reporting from PCB. Water is super clear. Been coming for years and I’ve seen it a little clearer and calmer but its very nice today after storms yesterday. No June grass in our spot at all on Surf Drive but looking east from our balcony I can see a FEW small dark spots that might be June Grass but its the exception not the rule. Great day on the beach!

  535. Anybody know water condition in Navarre today?

  536. Heading to okaloosa beach can someone give an update on how the junegrass is and how the jellyfish are?

  537. Oh my gosh–we swam most of the day yesterday and must have lucked out. We saw plenty schools of fish but no jellies. Have to be cAutious today. Please update from Silver Silver shells everyone. I’ll be watching for comments!

  538. Hi! Heading to Destin (silver shells right now). Can anybody give me an update on the water including jellyfish status? Thanks!

    • I have seen several jellyfish. Numerous people have been stung the past few days. I have been stung 2x, my husband 2x, and my daughter 4x.

  539. Virginia Armes

    How is the water in PCB?

  540. How is the junegrass by waterscape?

  541. How is it by waterscape today?

  542. Light grass, 2-3 range on Okaloosa Island. Softball sized jellyfish.

  543. Hi -any one know if June Grass is at Miramar Beach today

  544. Wow it seems like Okaloosa Island has been really bad We go to Navarre Beach every year in August and it always seems to be OK I’ve had one year with a very bad June grass in Sealy but other than that it seems to be the best place that I have found Panama City Beach always looks nice when We drive out there to eat dinner

    • We have been going to Okaloosa Island for the past several years and have never had one good year of decent water. As a matter of fact I can recall only one or two days of decent Beach conditions in that time. Destin has always been good. this is our first year in Panama City and we have had 5 straight days a fantastic beach conditions. I will try to upload some pictures sometime today. Good luck in your search

  545. We are on Okaloosa island on our family vacation & the June grass has put a damper on our beach time. Does anyone have recommendations for a beach nearby with better conditions? Maybe Henderson Beach Park? I appreciate any recommendations!

    • Where are you staying on Okaloosa? How long have you been there? Has everyday been bad? We arrive at waterscape this Saturday.

      • We are stating at the Azure condos & arrived on Monday. Both days we’ve seen lots of June grass & on Monday the water by the pier had a very strong rotten egg odor.

  546. Cheryl campbell

    We are here on Okaloosa Island now and June grass was terrible today in front of Destin West resort. The water was a greenish brown color like a lake. It did not keep people from getting in as numerous people (including our family) swam and played. It is not ideal but we are making the best of it. Some of the regulars who come here year after year tell us they have never seen it is bad as it is this year.

  547. How are the jellyfish in Destin? I see they’re bad in Orange Beach but I’m not sure about Destin.

  548. How are the jellyfish in Destin? I live in Mobile and they’ve had the purple flags up in Orange Beach but not sure about Destin. Thinking of driving down Saturday morning.

  549. Coming to PCB Saturday staying at Long Beach resort…anyone know of the June Grass conditions there?

  550. Looks like a 3 on grossness factor for June grass in water clarity but what are the sea slug looking things washing up in it? We walked the beach last night and didn’t see any but this morning it was all along our condo (island princess off okaloosa island).

  551. What is the water like at Navarre today??

    • You can check the beach cam at Navarre and get a pretty good idea of what the water is like, its a HD camera and pans the area. navarre beach life I believe is the site, google is your friend.

  552. We’re on day 3 in Okaloosa at Waterscape. The June grass is awful! We have been going to Destin for over 20 years and wanted to try something different. We’ll be back in Destin next year. I guess we’re packing up and heading to Destin tomorrow for beach time.

    • Ashley, What is it on the grossness index (explained on this website)? Any idea how long it’s been like this?and is it bad if you walk east/west along the beach from Waterscape? We arrive Saturday and so far everything I read in the Waterscape area is bad. what beach in Destin are you going to?

      • Tracy, my family and I are in Destin and are staying in Destin Pointe. The water was beautiful today. We swam out by the Jetty all day and no June grass.

  553. does anyone know anything about the millions of little fish at Henderson beach on Sunday?

    • We call them “bait balls”.

    • We were there Thursday July 30, 2015 ..and they were harmless..Afraid of people thou makes you wonder wht they are close to shore thou? We went back on Saturday August 1, 2015 and they were gone..just wicked waves and one thing thou Rain showers like clockwork at 5:00pm..every time in Desrin/Fort Walton /Okaloosa Island.

  554. What’s the water like in PCB?

  555. We have always just done the beach at the condo, so my question is, if you go to Henderson park or the other public beach access spots, do you take your own chairs and umbrellas?

  556. Oakaloosa Island public access 4 was about a level 9 June Grass when we were there earlier today (~11 am to 1 pm). There were patches of clearer areas but you had to wade through a lot of grass and fish to get there. I found this page while looking for information on where the June Grass was along the cost. I am very grateful for this website.

  557. If your in Okaloosa Island /Fort Walton and want to find the closet beautiful beach! I recommend driving a few miles east to Destin and across from the Walmary is Henderson Beach State Park its $6 for a car load of 2-8 people. You will find no yicky smelly JuneGrass. Waves were pretty strong thou…keep kids close to shore in first waves..kneehigh water. But its gorgeous. .