Some Florida counties have had their beaches labeled with “no swim” advisories by the Florida Department of Health. Why and which beaches are they?
As for why, water samples taken at a number of beaches on the Gulf of Mexico have shown potentially unhealthy levels of enterococi bacteria. This can cause various ailments including rashes, infections and other diseases.
Some of the beaches are on Tampa Bay, and some are on the Gulf of Mexico. Here is a list of beaches where a “no swim” advisory is in effect.