About Beaches Data
The beach profile data provided on this site is survey data collected
by the Beaches and Coastal Systems (BCS) Surveyors and private company land surveyors which
the data has been reviewed for quality control by the Beaches, Inlets
and Ports (BIP) Program staff. It is noted that a history of monument
control information is not available on this site at this time. A large
portion of the survey monuments have been moved over time as a result of
changed conditions such as erosion or building construction. This is
clearly indicated in the control headings in the profile data files.
However, there have typically been several horizontal and vertical
control surveys per county over time, resulting in multiple coordinate
and vertical control values per range, which are not available here at
The version of the beach profile data provided is part of the
Historic Shoreline Data link. BIP staff have
reviewed this version for quality control. A standardized horizontal and
vertical reference system is employed to maintain consistency and
commonality of the data for analytical purposes. This data set will
generally be the version that coastal engineers and scientists
performing coastal analyses use.
It should be noted that there may be profile data that is not yet
available in the Historic Shoreline Data set due to time lags in the
review process. Also, see the
data and analysis link to see all of the information that is
available regarding beaches and coastal systems data,
The survey data relative to any coastal construction
control line (CCCL) legal description and map of record is for
information purposes only. Official information must be
obtained from the record plat filed in the office of the clerk
of Circuit Court for the appropriate County.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection shall not be held
liable for any use thereof of any aerial photo maps, beach and offshore
profiles, historical shoreline data, Geographic
Information Systems (GIS) or other files contained herein or any
computer software such as storm tide and dune erosion numerical models
provided, accumulated, maintained, or otherwise produced by the
The use of any original material forthcoming from the Department in
any reports or publications shall be given appropriately cited credit.
This includes the citation of any pertinent Department documentation or
reports that may have a bearing on the use of such data.
For more information concerning the
Historic Shoreline Data or Disclaimer, please e-mail
For more information concerning GIS data,
please e-mail Gary Cook.
All BCS phone numbers and e-mail can be found on the
Staff Contacts page.