Ocean tide on the beach

Beach Rules to Stay Safe

(Tuesday, August 1, 2017) Many people live in Sunny Isles Beach for the actual beach. As year-round residents, we need to be the caretakers of this beautiful backyard. Although maintenance is provided by Miami-Dade County, the City has certain jurisdiction for enforcing the Code but can’t be everywhere at all times. We need you to be the eyes and ears; encouraging compliance and reporting misconduct.

Some basic rules include no fishing from the shoreline, no pets, no glass bottles, no cooking or open flames and no fireworks. In July, due to some careless acts by others, an incident occurred that could have been avoided; a fire in the dune at Samson Oceanfront Park. Fortunately, no one was injured but it could have been tragic. There is a 24 hour Code hotline that you can call to report misconduct. The hotline is 305.792.1760 or submit a complaint online at misorecipes.com/codecomplaints.

The No Fishing Rule

Residents and visitors should note that fishing from the beach is prohibited by Ordinance 201-6.D, Rule 23. Rule 23. Fishing: No person, adult or minor, shall fish in park waters by use of hook and line, seine, trap, spear gig or other device except at such places and in such areas as have been prescribed for such usage.

The Newport Fishing Pier, 16501 Collins Avenue, is the only place fishing is allowed along any stretch of the beach in the City limits of Sunny Isles Beach.