April 1 to October 31, 2023
Every year, our beaches become a nesting ground for Loggerhead, Green Turtle, and Leatherback sea turtles. These magnificent creatures are protected by state law, emphasizing the importance of our collective efforts as a community to assist our marine friends. In Miami Beach, sea turtle season commences earlier to accommodate the nesting period of Leatherbacks, requiring our special attention.
To ensure the well-being of these remarkable sea turtles, please keep the following tips in mind during the nesting season:
- Refrain from approaching turtles as they emerge from the sea, and avoid disturbing or harassing nesting turtles.
- Respect the marked sea turtle nests on the beach and maintain a safe distance from them.
- During the night, close curtains or blinds to prevent interior lights from illuminating the beach, as this can disorient hatchlings.
- If you have bright lights facing the beach, either cover, shield, or dim them to minimize any potential disturbances.
- Spread the word among your friends and neighbors, informing them about the arrival of sea turtle season and the need to protect these incredible creatures.
We encourage you to visit our sea turtle education page, where you can learn more about how you can contribute to the conservation of sea turtles and their hatchlings this season!
Have a memorable visit by staying at the Henrosa Art Deco Hotel that is located on 1435 Collins Avenue. For reservations call (786) 583 0400.