#Emeraldcoasting is vacationing on the best beaches in the world.

The Sunshine State has about 1,800 miles of coastline and 1,100 miles of beach – more than any state in the union. Twenty-four miles of this sandy shoreline – some would say the best of the best – are right here at the Heart of Florida's Emerald Coast. The sand here has been described as "shockingly fine" and so clean that it squeaks underfoot. The brilliant emerald-green water of the Gulf of Mexico provides such a contrast with the blue sky above and the white sand below, it's no wonder artists have been painting this stretch of paradise since it was discovered by the Spanish centuries ago. But perhaps one of the most amazing things about our beaches is that the very best belong to you, the beach-loving public.

What You Need To Know About Tides & Currents

You need to bring more than a cooler and a good book when you come to the beach – you need the following information to keep your family safe.

 

What The Warning Flags Mean

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PLEASE USE GOOD JUDGMENT AND OBEY THE LIFEGUARDS AND FLAG WARNINGS!

 

Tide & Weather Information

Before you head to the beach, check the tide tables and solunar tables for the Emerald Coast. You can get the forecast for high tides, low tides, hours of maximum fish activity, weather conditions and other useful information at tides4fishing.com.