Okaloosa Island, Destin & Walton County
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Update on water visibility today?
In Destin, on Miramar Beach, June grass still present. Very little seaweed.
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I apologize, we are in Miramar Beach. The June Grad stretched all the way past Henderson Beach going North. About 15% visibility in most spots. Seems to thin out a bit more towards afternoon.
Update on June Grass in Destin today?
How’s the water on Oakloosa island?
It’s full of seaweed. It’s been like that all week.
I don’t normally allow comments about “seaweed” since it is different from June grass. Please specify which it is…
June grass is very thick and consistent at Seagrove. There were pockets of clear sea but would close up. Ocean was clear yesterday which gave us hope after 3 days of moderate ick. Water is very warm. Hopefully will clear out for our last day. Anyone have clear water today?
Can someone report on Destin/Henderson today?
Thank you; it’s always good to know info.
Destin beaches… full of June grass. At Henderson Beach and Seaside today. Too gross to get in.
Any update on Destin/Henderson conditions?
Checking to see the seaweed and June grass report for Okaloosa island. Hoping into July it isn’t usually bad. Can someone update me please? Thanks!
The seaweed has been in for awhile and the June grass came in recently. It usually gets worse as the summer goes on, although variable weather can clear it out sometimes. There really is no way to tell.
On the island today the water was full of junegrass and some seaweed, I’ll try again next week
Checking to see if this site is still active. I get that it’s crowsourced, but it’s been remarkably quiet.
Yup, still here. Not sure what the cause of the quiet is. I have secondhand info that there is patchy June Grass at the west end of Okaloosa Island
Additionally, there is a relatively new Facebook group, 30A June Grass, that has been sharing updates more frequently. https://www.facebook.com/groups/395132114476427
Thanks I’m on the island now, the water is a mix of junegrass and seaweed. Too nasty for me
It was crystal clear two days ago
June grass today at Okaloosa island. Water looks green 😦
Any updates for the Crystal Beach Area???
Just arrived at Ft. Walton. Today July 23, 2021 the “June grass” was thick. Other people in our Condo said they’d been here a few days and they went to a Destin Public Beach where it wasn’t as bad. I’m hoping for quick improvement.
We are here now (July 22). June grass here for the past few days. Seaweed too. No jellyfish yet.
Sue, Any updates??
Any signs of Junegrass @ Miramar or Destin?!!
Any June grass or Jelly fish on Okaloosa beach? Which is a better beach for families–Okaloosa or Navarre beach?
I’m seeing a Purple flag on the webcam at the Crab Trap on Okaloosa Island. Just wondering if anyone knew what it was for? Jellyfish?
Any updates from Miramar would be greatly appreciated.
Okaloosa Island Pier had just a little and not very dense in a few spots I saw, maybe a 1 on the scale if that high, next to nothing. Miramar Beach was clear and has bee since Saturday 8/1.
Any update on the junegrass on Okaloosa Island? Specially the Princess Beach area? We are hoping to go if the rain holds out…
Anyone on oakloosa island?
I’ll be at Miramar Beach Friday, looking at web cams it has looked pretty good.
Yes, June grass is medium to heavy near the pier
We were there from 7/11-7/18. First day was maybe a 1 or 2. Days 2-3 were GR of 3-4, and then the rest of the week was about 1-2. Overall, the june grass was not that bad. We were in front of Summer Place.
I’m there now the water is crystal clear and smooth I’ve been here for four days and have enjoyed your days beautiful weather in Florida
The Azure Complex on Okaloosa Island is spotty. One end is an 8 grossness. The other end is a 4. Water was clear yesterday so it all came in overnight.
Just left 30a – Seacrest Beach – we visited June 24-26, 2020. Winds blowing from the south and June Grass grossness range of 5-7 because we didn’t want to swim in it…it was thick and gross. Also red flags for two days straight. We spent our time at the pool.
All or nothing: grossness factor ranges from 2-8 within a mile or so.
Beasley Park on Okaloosa Island is all over the grossness scale: clear areas with little June grass: good for swimmmin (GR=2) alternate with patches of utter grossness (GR=8)
June grass was terrible today. Oakloosa island
Jan honey, you’re killin me. It’s OKAloosa. We discussed this last year. ha! But appreciate your updates.
Sorry LOL I think it’s auto fill anyway The june grass is Probably at nine but if you want to wade through it you can get to clear water
OAKLOOSA and it is auto fill
How’s the June Grass at Grayton Beach? Heading there on Saturday.
Pretty bad June Grass condition at Henderson Park as of June 17.
I never been to Miramar beach but was trying to plan a trip with the kids 3rd week in July, I’m coming from 14 hours away. I had never heard of June grass but now I’m worried, is it normally bad in July? Is it better in September? I know it’s unpredictable but from past history is July bad timing for this.
It’s anyone’s guess if there will be Junegrass or not. I have been going to Miramar and surrounding areas for 20 years and its just the luck of the draw really.
Hey! Looking for a June Grass update for the Dune Allen and Blue Mountain Beach area. Will be there next week.
Grass was thick today at Miramar Beach. Grossness level about 7.
Back Porch report: June Grass yeck factor maybe a .5 or 1 , a couple miles down the road at Destin Crab Trap its maybe a 2- 2.5, anything more than a 2 and the stuff clogs up the eyelets on my fishing pole. beach is softening up after that tropical storm, but still has a little compactness to it, still overall, good beach day at Back Porch.
Can someone post the picture of water near Back Porch restaurant, please? I just want to take my dad there for Father day weekend after his recover from serious heart surgery.
How is June grass after the tropical depression cristobal?
Actually not bad, I’d say a 2. Surf was rough today but should settle down tomorrow
Destin Crystal Beach, and Destin Jetties. Perfect weather today, but June Grass Grossness level a solid 7. Been this way for at least 10 days. Can’t get a fishing line out of the water without clumps gumming up eyelets, leaders, and hooks.
How is the June grass on Okaloosa Island by El Matador?
Memorial day destin junegrass terrible, dont see it going away anytime soon
How is the water clarity on Okaloosa right now? We will be down over the 8th and are hoping for good water conditions.
We went Friday 5/22/20 west of the boardwalk. June grass was in patches, it’s definitely bloomed, but still not too thick to swim in in some places. As a local, I can say pretty confidently that I’ve noticed Destin beaches rarely have the June grass/ stay mostly clear throughout the year compared to okaloosa island..
Enjoy your stay!
Very spotty junegrass at inlet beach today (5/16/20) in Walton County, grossness index = 0. Most people probably didn’t even notice it, but it’s there. Red flags, so lots of wave action.
June grass at Okaloosa Island Beaches. Solid 7. Fishing is all but ruined atm.
Staying near the Surf Hut by the Walton County line and the June grass has been a 7-8 on the grossness scale for miles both ways. Was hoping to do some surf fishing but haven’t found anywhere clear enough.
Oakloosa island was clear today, breezy
We are residents at Emerald Towers in Destin.
There is black stuff thick in the water since yesterday.
Everyone is swimming in it anyway.
No smell or texture, just looks gross.
9 of 10.
Hoping it will go away tomorrow.
Interesting, since JG is almost always stinky & slimy. I wonder what it is? Any pics, I’ll post them
Silver shells/Henderson area is bad today. Tons of smelly seaweed . Very thick . Grossness at least 8 in first 30 feet. Farther out was better but still a 5-6. Plus jellyfish.
Anyone know where some good clear water is?
My sister is on the Island and spotted the moon jellyfish.
They come in the fall and they are huge.
Thanks for the heads up on the jellies! Are you sure they’re moon jellies, not cannonball jellies?
I’m pretty sure. This is the time of year. https://marinebio.org/species/moon-jellyfishes/aurelia-aurita/
Jellyfish feed our community!!
Anyone know how Destin -Henderson is? I’m going to Silver Shells tomorrow.
Anybody know how Destin water is at or around Silver Shells/Henderson ? I’m going Friday nite for Sat- Monday? Thanks
We’re staying in Destin just across from the trac (close to Henderson) and the water is great! There’s been some seaweed from storms but I would rank it a 1 or 2 at the most. Nothing to be concerned with. Today it looks crystal clear and barely any waves.
Thank you! I appreciate the feedback. I feel kinda silly heading to FL with Dorian out there. But we are coming anyway. Thanks!
Keep in mind that visitors are subjected to mandatory evacuation first
Sorry about my constant misspelling of OKALOOSA , (my bad) is anyone on the island? The water looks terrible on camera. How is the junegrass?
June grass is pretty bad on oakaloosa island (I’d say an 8) I went to destin yesterday and the water was crystal clear!
I was there in June. It was horrible , I have never seen anything like it. I have been going to panhandle for many years, Pensacola beach, Navarre, Panama City etc, but never saw water like I did at Okaloosa! What is making it so bad there? I’ve been following just to see if water is clearing but I’m very curious now.. environmental?
Hey Jan! It’s spelled OKAloosa. And thank you for the information you regularly provide!!!
I have also been coming to the panhandle for years and reading the June grass report for years ( Thank You). It always seem that I see more reports about June Grass at Okaloosa than anywhere else, followed closely by Navarre. It is what it is. We have had great luck with no grass for the last 4-5 years but that have been times it was so bad that we considered moving on down the gulf coast to get away from it.
Anyone know how Henderson /Silver Shells Destin area was today? Be there tomorrow.
June Grass was bad in Rosemary the past 2 days. How is it in PCB. Thinking about going there to find a public beach if it is clear. Appreciate any input.
Grayton beach is Green today. Grossness is about 5/10. Beaches in Seaside have the same appearance.
Is anyone on oakaloosa island? How the water? Thanks
Wondering the same-we arrive on okaloosa island Friday the 17th.
I don’t know about okaloosa but Henderson was okay today. A couple of jellies and a little seaweed /green floaty grass but not much.
It’s beautiful today. Ask closer and I will check it out for you then. Usually around this time it stays nice throughout the late summer
Oakaloosa island, The mornings have been pretty clear, but the afternoons roll in the June grass and now ( today) a lot of seaweed. Destin was clear but the beaches are so crowded . And the traffic is insane. You have to go by google maps for traffic situation. Good luck
On island. June grass was pretty heavy today but not Terrible. Make it tough to surf fish.
We were in water but I’d say 5 out of 10.
Blue mountain today was hit and miss.
Miss: pea soup 10+ at red fish, to sea cliffs.
Hit: 1/4 mile either way clear and beautiful.
We are adults and teens that walk the beach. Whenever we pass a family in the water we let them know where the clear water is at the moment. They are always appreciative. Usually can find a clear patch within 1/2 mile or so.
Grayton Beach looks amazing today. Blue Mountain Beach looked decent as well but it was closed to swimming this morning.
Blue Mountain Beach is covered and so is Dune Allen. Going to try another beach tomorrow. The cam of Miramar looked nice. Might drive up there tomorrow
We are looking for a public beach on 30a with no June grass. West towards Topsail has June grass.
OKAloosa Island water is clear. Nice and calm too, by Surf Dweller.
No June grass at Pelican Beach Resort in Destin. A little seaweed and small fish in the water.
How does the water look in Destin and other places in Oakaloosa Island? We got to Destin West Resorts in Oakaloosa Island yesterday and there is a little seaweed and lots of June grass in the water. We need clear water!
On 30A ..Dune Allen its bad.. any recommendations on a beach close that is clear? Spent 8k on beach house and cant get in the water. Lol..help
Hopefully someone will speak up. Yesterday we were able to find an alternate beach for someone
Check the beach cams, Henderson looks clear on camera as does crab Trap. Hope this helps
Okaloosa has been great in the morning but like jello by 4pm or so.
Okaloosa island behind Rockin Tacos to the FWB bridge is 5-8.
Any updates for Destin beaches….looking for 0-4 conditions. Thanks all
Henderson/silver shells in Destin gorgeous today
All good today on Okaloosa Island
We were at Grayton Beach State Park from 1 to 5 pm today (July 24th) and it was a good 3 in some areas with a 4-5 in others.
East of nautilus condo, oakaloosa island water is clear!
Upon closer look the water is full of churned up bright green grass. Manageable but bit yucky
Can anyone give an update on Destin Silver Shells/Henderson beaches? Any June grass or Jellies? Are they flying yellow or purple? Trying to come tomorrow if water is okay. Thanks!
Okaloosa Island near Palms has some grass but not a problem
Anyone on oakaloosa island? How’s the water?
Junegrass is terrible on oakaloosa island, like a 8 for gross.
How is it today? We are coming August 3rd and I really hope it is gone by then! Last year it almost ruined our vacation.
It was pretty bad in Oakaloosa. 8 or 9.
You’re right, I found a small pocket in east of the Nautilus condo that was crystal clear, the rest was terrible
Crystal clear at Pompano Joe’s in Miramar Beach this morning. Yellow/Purple flags flying. Beautiful day.
Okaloosa Island behind Surf Dweller condos there is quite a bit of June Grass this morning.
Thank you for the continued updates!
No grass today. Oaklaloosa island nesr nautilus
5pm grass started to roll in, ☹️ Maybe it will be gone tomorrow
Okaloosa Island near Nautilis water is clear Surf is nice not too rough
Any updates for Fort Walton Beach
July 10, Miramar beach conditions. Calm water and crystal clear. I haven’t really had any updates so I didn’t want to spam the board. It appears we have weather coming in for the remainder of the week so I’m sure things will change. When at the beach please practice the “Leave no trace” philosophy and take all of your trash with you.
Don’t worry about spamming. Somebody was complaining about lack of current conditions the other day.
July 11th Miramar Beach at Edgewater.
No June grass present, water is very rough due to the impending storm. I look for them to be changing the flags to red or double red sometime this morning.
Sun is shining and it’s still a great day for the beach! Be safe!
Already double red in Bay county, via text
June grass is getting thicker, in just an hour it’s doubled, there still some clear areas, Oakaloosa island
Small amount of junegrass & seaweed calm water and crystal clear.
Oakaloosa island near nautilus condo
Wouldn’t PRESENT conditions of the waters be more helpful than what they were, say, yesterday? The Gulf changes from day to day and most people want to know what it’s like on the current day, before they head to the beach… Thanks!
Please remember that this is a free webpage that depends on crowd-sourced reports. If the flags are red, for example, there probably won’t be current reports.
No June Grass at all today, water was crystal clear at Miramar Beach in front of Pompano Joe’s. Some small jellyfish and a little sargassum, but otherwise beautiful.
Oakaloosa island near Nautilus, no junegrass but the surf was crazy rough so the water was not crystal clear.
We were at Eglin Beach yesterday and I’d say a grossness of 4 maybe 5. You could walk out past the thick of it but it was still present.
No June Grass at all yesterday, water was crystal clear at Miramar Beach in front of Pompano Joe’s.
Grossness/ June grass report for Okaloosa Beach near Nautalis Condos will be coming in next week. Any information would be great thanks in advance.
I know everyone has been anxiously awaiting my reports, arrived today and Miramar beach is clear as a bell! Report and pics will be coming tomorrow!
Anyone have an update from Silver Shells/Henderson today? Coming Tomm for next week.
Very little Junegrass left. Almost crystal clear
Grossness index ZERO! Water was CRYSTAL clear today. No signs of June grass.
On oakaloosa island around Nautilus NO JUNEGRASS water is rough and murky but I was so happy to get a reprieve f I’m the grass
And we are at yellow flag instead of red flag on Okaloosa Island. We have had two drownings in the last two days in Northwest Florida due to ignoring red flags, one in Destin and one in PCB
Beach Access 1 on Okaloosa Island which is by the Hilton garden is starting to clear up. Very little junegrass but water is still murky until you get to 2nd sandbar. Water is no longer pea soup but visibility is still only about a foot. Sunday 6/23. 4 pm
Is anybody on oakaloosa island that can say how the junegrass is, it look clear in Destin from the cameras. Thanks sooooo much
Getting better. Water still not crystal clear but very little junegrass
Fished at Pompano Joe’s this morning. Little to no June Grass. Just a tiny bit on the line every time I checked the bait. Water was beautiful.
Went to Miramar in Walton County today. Wasn’t allowed to be in the water aside from our feet but there was little to no June grass! I’d see like one stray piece every couple of waves. Hoping these crazy currents pulled it away and will be back to green or yellow Flags tomorrow.
Curious if it’s usually cleared up by September. We have never come down in the fall, but are going to in September this year. We were just there last week and it was pretty hit and miss. Some days were bad and some days were really good. But hoping to hear that it’s typically all gone by September.
Usually September is one of the best months to come for crystal clear water. Unless there is some weather in the gulf, the water is normally nice
Dune Pointe on Okaloosa Island. Been here since June 15th. Very thick June grass the first 2 days, not quite as bad yesterday, but still here. Hoping it’s clearing out soon!
Nautilus update please. Not that it matters cause we are coming ready or not, trip already paid for. Just curious to see if it will clear out soon.
It’s hard to say. It’s Hit or miss from Panama City to Pensacola. Usually by the end of month we are good to go
Still a sea of green 😩😩
Its here in Destin, but not that bad. It seems like it could be gone soon. This morning there was less than at noon.
How destin today? I’m on oakaloosa island and thinking of heading your way
Oakaloosa island is like pea soup, is anyone in Destin to tell how the water is there?
We went to Navarre yesterday – it was clear. Been bad at Okaloosa all week…
Oakaloosa island from the pier to the base. Grass rolled in around 2pm and has gotten thicker by the hour
From nautilus on oakaloosa island Its 2pm and the grass has rolled in THICK
Junegrass thick right now at Beasley Park on Okaloosa Island. Visibility is water is less than 6 inches. 1:25 PM 6/15/19
Oakaloosa island near nautilus condo. Grass is better but not gone. Definitely swim-able
Gulf Place. Solid june grass Last night crystal clear. Wind changed to out of the east this am. Must be getting what seaside had yesterday
Leaving tomorrow had 2 bad days of june grass 2 good days and 2 great days
Okaloosa Island..all clear of June grass!!
Has it cleared up? What part are you at? Leaving next weekend and I’m praying for pretty beaches and clear waters
Okaloosa Island. There has been lots all week. It was clearing up this morning but now it’s getting heavy again. We went to Navarre yesterday and it’s clear there!
Having lunch at Seaside. Just walked to the beach. Surf is calm. Lots of June grass but some “clearish” areas here and there close to shore. Lots of people enjoying those areas.
The water is clear between beach access 1 & 2 on Okaloosa Island.
Pretty thick since this morning from Seagrove through Seaside, past Dune Allen beach. We were here for the week and really only had one morning with clear water. I had no idea about June grass prior to scheduling this trip. This was our first visit. We won’t return for a summer vacation again. It’s too much of a gamble. I would love to come in the fall though. I hear it’s beautiful.
Oakaloosa island near Nautilus, June grass is pretty thick in the water and on the beach. While people are still in the water some areas are so thick with grass they appear black. It’s a no go for me. How’s henderson it looks clear on camera?
Staying at Silver Shells in Destin this week. Water was pretty stirred up from the storms over the weekend and water had a good amount of seaweed in it and just a little june grass mixed in but everyday the water is becoming clearer. Yesterday I’d say it was a 2.5 on the index.
June 12th started off with just marginal June grass but picked up by the afternoon. Very thick and probably around a 7 in grossness.
How’s the water looking down by Pelican Isle on Okaloosa Island?
How is Miramar Beach?
There is nothing wrong with asking questions about the water quality. You can also go to sowal.com they have beach cams all over the panhandle and there is one at Surf Hut which is Miramar beach so you can also look for yourself.
I will be In town July 5th and cannot wait to get my toes in the sand and jump in the warm gulf waters!
We are coming to Miramar Beach tonight-16th. What’s the June grass situation?
Wondering to… we are there next week!
Thanks so much for the info, how’s oakaloosa island looking today?
Pretty grassy. Still can get in the water though. It was moving closer to shore with clear water behind it. Hoping it looks good tomorrow.
Okaloosa does have grass but it’s not horrible. I’d say 3-5 ish. It is really churned up and choppy today so it wouldn’t be clear anyway. Hopefully the water will settle down tonight and that north breeze will push it out. Would love to wake up to clear calm water tomorrow.
Thanks so much for posting, I’m heading down tomorrow 😎
Location: Miramar Beach in front of Pompano Joe’s
Time Stamp: Monday June 10, 2019
Grossness Index level: Maximum/Slimy Boogers from shoreline to approximately 50 yards out.
Wind Direction: winds calm
Fishing Conditions: impossible. JG draped line in under 5 minutes.
Weather conditions: Sunny, 77 degrees
😩😩 any one on oakaloosa island?
Does it smell or is the seaweed mostly in the water only? Was in the Keys and it was terrible there with feet high piles of stinking rotting sargassum.
Just got off the beach oakaloosa island near Nautilus condo. It was nice this morning water was relatively clear, but as the day progressed the water became thick with June grass
Has Okaloosa Island cleared up any this week?
Location: Grayton Beach State Park, Cabin access
Time Stamp: Monday June 3, 2019
1500 – 1900
Grossness Index level: Maximum/Slimy Boogers from shoreline to approximately 50 yards out.
Wind Direction: winds from the west/southwest at 8-12 MPH
Marine Life observed: sand fleas, sand crabs, Lady fish, blacktip shark
Fishing Conditions: difficult but possible if willing to wade out chest deep and cast past the June grass.
Weather conditions: Sunny, High of 91
Okaloosa Island in front of Summer Place condo was gorgeous and crystal clear today! Green flag, too. Totally awesome day!
Dune Allen beach looks so green and mushy today 6/2. We are here thru 6/8 so I hope it clears up! We enjoyed beautiful beaches this same time last year at Miramar beach. Does anyone know if the algae/June grass clears up rather quickly? TX native here.
It kind of depends! The June grass where we are staying was terrible late last week – check out the posts from Mirimar from Thursday 5/30 Friday 5/31 – pea soup, green, and THICK. Today, it’s much better and clear! I have a feeling by 6/8 it will be much better. If it’s really bad where you are, you can always check beach cams and find a public beach nearby that is clearer!
Thank you so much! We did discover this morning that coming out at 7am the water is much clearer! Now at 945am it’s startung to turn to mushy pea soup again lol so I am guessing as the water gets warmer it stirs that stuff up more. But being out so early we did see a shark 😳 We are
Looking into going up to Panama City beach but if you are saying Miramar is clear we might try there bc it’s closer to us! Thank you! We are still having an amazing time :!
I think the JG gets worse as the morning progresses because the wind shifts
How’s Oakaloosa island? Henderson looks clear via beach cam
How is the Topsail Area? Coming down tomorrow. Junegrass? Jellies? Clarity? Thanks everyone.
Went in water 5/31 around 4PM in Okaloosa near Breakers & junegrass was pretty bad. Got stuck in my hair, suit, the whole deal.
Fingers crossed for a better outcome tomorrow! We’re here until 6/9 so I hope it clears up!!!!
I’m sitting on the beach just east of Pompano Joes and June grass is thick. Worse than yesterday. Grossness is a 10 imo. Sent pictures to email. Thanks for this site!
You’re welcome, thanks for sending the pics!
How are things looking in the Miramar Beach area? We are heading down in a little over a week and nothing can ruin a week on the beach more than June Grass overload! Lol
It seems the gulfcoastbeachcam site is no longer active. For a birds eye view from several different beaches you can visit http://www.sowal.com
I just looked at Miramar Beach and it didn’t look bad at all. Enjoy!
Can anyone tell me if crab island in Destin has June grass?
Henderson Beach looked like guacamole today. So much Junegrass with a moderate of seaweed, very high on the grossness scale.
Thankyou so much, I was heading that way buy will put it off until the water is more clear
Grayton beach state park was absolutely beautiful yesterday. Red and purple flag flying with a few nettle type stings, nothing to be concerned about. Okaloosa Island was thick in junegrass. We could see the grass in the waves. Poor water conditions in some areas can be seen at the Florida healthy beaches website. It’s all clear and fabulous at the Grayton beach state park.
Small sharks 1-2’ spotted by paddle boarders past outer sandbar.
Wind 6-7 mph SSE.
Small children were wearing PFDs.
Widely spaced sargassum.
I always miss the sharks!
Water in Okaloosa is not swimable as of yesterday and today looks just as bad if not worse. Really devastating! Trying to share a picture but not sure how.
Email me the picture: junegrasspics at g mail dot com. I’ll post it. It would be really helpful, thanks!
Destin- June grass and seaweed both. Not good. About 5-6 on index. Goes out quite a ways – doesn’t look like it will clear in the next day or so for my vacation….
June grass, seaweed… explains why the webcams aren’t working.
Henderson Beach State Park
I was hopeful to surf fish today. Waves were too much for a 3 oz pyramid weight and the June grass coated my line with the first cast.
June grass : moderate
Seaweed : moderate
Marine life Observed: sand fleas, jellyfish
Date/Time stamp: 5/23/19 from 11 A.M. –
Surf : 2-3 ft
Wind : 6-10 mph from the southeast
This is an EXCELLENT report! I’d like to see more like this, especially for fishing.
Any reports for oakaloosa island?
Anyone know how the June grass is at Okaloosa Island? Coming down June 2
Hey!!!!!!!! It’s Tina- Rafes girlfriend. We’re here already and it’s bad! Hahahahaha. See y’all soon
June Grass in full force at Miramar Beach. Tried fishing this AM. 1 cast and I was done.
Oakaloosa island 😢 water was full of junegrass this afternoon, the water is moving it pretty fast so maybe it will be gone soon
Anybody down on Okaloosa Island feel like getting a sample for the June Grass Working Group?
Okaloosa Island has a little green coming ashore this afternoon.
Any JG reports/sightings for Destin or Okaloosa Island yet? I know it’s been a pretty rainy spring, but it hasn’t been warm for an extended period of time yet so I was wondering if that might stave it off for a bit?
Not yet, it’s still quite cool here
My daughter is at Miramar beach right now at it is beautiful, no june grass.
Can I get June grass updates for ft Walton Beach. We will be there September 20th. Have been there in July the past 3 years and it’s been awful.
We are staying at the Waterscape in Fort Walton beach soon. Any current updates? Praying for clearer water this year. We went last year and the June Grass was pretty awful.
We stayed at the Fairfield Inn Ft Walton last weekend and two weekends before that. Junegrass and beds of what I think is brown seagrass have been in the water. We stayed here over memorial day weekend and the water was beautiful then.
My buddy who owns a condo in Miramar Beach said it was pretty clear over there about three weeks ago.
We’re heading down there soon. Looking to get the updates by email. I stopped receiving them after the page update.
Please go fill out the form again on the page for the location you desire updates on. I can’t do anything about that manually
I will be at Marimar Beach on August 15, 2018 any signs of June grass?
Okaloosa island – waterscape – June grass came in today – a 2 but by late afternoon a 3as more moved in
Okaloosa Island – in front of waterscape – water perfect – absolutely clear and beautiful
I no longer get email alerts since yo changed the page to specific areas (beaches). I am not getting any notifications and can’t seem to get signed up again. How do I get posts for Destin? The instructions are not helping.
Send an email to junegrasspics AT G MAIL DOT COM from the address where you’d like to get alerts. I’ll try to sign you up manually or send you better instructions
Also posting for Destin has really slowed down. I think it’s a combo of bad weather, red flags, late in the season, etc.
I would say the same for Navarre… not getting notifications anymore. Do you have to click the box at the bottom everytime for “Notify me of new posts via email”? Used to get notification anytime anyone posted a new comment…
Figured the slowing down in posst may be late season, june grass pretty bad the last few weeks, and weather .
No, I don’t think you have to click it every time. Maybe there’s a bug? Have you clicked it since I changed the format? Please let me know so I can try to fix it
We’re headed to Fort Walton Beach this weekend. How is the water? We were there only two weeks ago and there was a ton of june grass at that time.
Heading to Destin. How is the water?
What part of Destin? There are alot of beaches in the area, and June grass can affect 1, 2 or all of them.
There are several beach cams in the area as well depending on what part you are going to.
It’s been raining all week with red & double red flags. Overcast today
You can also text FLAG to 31279 for current beach conditions in South Walton.
We are just east of Henderson Beach
Left Okaloosa and spent the day at Henderson State Park. The water was clear and beautiful!
Okaloosa is an 8. We are packing up and heading East. What is it like in Destin and parts that way??
Can anyone report on conditions around Watersound & Rosemary Beach? – Thx
Just got here on oakaloosa island, water is brackish and sea-slugs are all over the beach
Got in this evening to Miramar beach, clear, no signs of any grass. Cast a spoon for about 45 minutes with no grass on the lure or hooks.
We’ve been staying on Okaloosa Island since 7/25, water has been calm, clear and essentially no June grass in the mornings. Water has gotten a little choppy and up to grossness index of about 2.5-3 in the afternoons.
Anybody got a recent report? Thanks!
We are driving to beach and I’m checking out all the beach cams, water looks clear and calm…
Okaloosa Island was very nice today. No june grass. Unless someone reports every morning, june grass report is kind of like traffic – unpredictable and can change at any time any place. I still have to go check for myself…
Can anyone report the June Grass situation in Seagrove, Seaside or anywhere along 30A??
Clear water at Miramar Beach and Henderson Beach State Park 7/5/18. A little bit of June Grass at Beasley Park on Okaloosa Island, about a 1-2.
Clear water at okaloosa in front of the holiday in .
My family is staying at destin West July 21 thru July 27. Would love to hear reports daily of June grass if possible! Thank you! Last year was really bad but we love
the condo & all the pools & Boardwalk that is nearby so we come back regardless of water but still very interested to hear update! 😊
Seagrove Beach is socked in. 5-7 on the index
Oh no. Staying in Seagrove 7/7-7/14. How long has it been like this? 5-7 index is not good news!:-/
Anyone on oakaloosa island around the Nautilus? How’s the water looking? Thanks
Water fairly clear. Just a few bits of grass in front of Emerald Isle Condos & Beach Access 5, FWB
How is the June Grass factor near the Best Western Fort Walton Beach? And thank you for any updates.
Last two days crystal clear in minimar beach. Big waves and undertow yesterday
Thats great news! I will be rolling in next Friday, we have had so so years at Miramar but it seems that stretch of beach seems to escape alot of the grass, I’m hoping thats the case this year as well.
Will be in Seagrove Beach 7/7 – 7/14. Hoping June
Grass decides not to crash our vacation that week!
Does anyone know what the water is like close to Crystal Sands in Destin? Any June grass?
We will be coming to Fort Walton July 14th. I am really hoping this clears up. Saw some pictures today on Instagram from a family member that’s down there this week and I’ve never seen it so bad. It’s even piling up on the beach! How long does this typically take to clear up?
Varies. It has definitely been that bad before
Was down there about 3-4 years ago on the 4th of July and it was so bad the water would not push it. I have also been down there (Okaloosa) and have grass when we got there and by the end of the week it be nice . Still my favorite place on the panhandle.
Anybody have report on Okaloosa island beaches near the Holiday inn resort?
We just got home from that area yesterday. It was terrible. My husbands bathing suit pockets were filled with softball size globs within 5 minutes. It was so thick that there were dead fish all over the beach. Hopefully it will clear up soon.
Is Ft. Walton Beach around the Marriott clear today?
Will be in Destin on the 30th of June hope we don’t see this
Ft Walton beach is a 7 of 10 today. its really starting to pile up on the beach where we are staying. Not enjoyable at all.
Any reports for Walton County today?
The Seagrove Beach skycam shows CLEAR and CALM. T-minus 19…..
Santa Rosa Beach is nice today. Not much June Grass at all. I would rate it a 1 at the most. Water is much calmer than yesterday as well. Yellow flags flying. A Monday at the beach is better than any other Monday.
Heading to Inlet Beach today. Any reports on the water?
Thank you so much for not only keeping this going but also for making changes and improvements. I’m a Miramar Beach guy myself, that is usually where we visit each year, I will be in town July 6th and will hopefully have clear water, I will post reports once I arrive.
Thanks for making so many June grass reports over the years!
We will be at Miramar the 10th so I look forward to your reports!!! Thanks!