Miami Beach conditions now available via phone hotline

MIAMI (AP) — Beach conditions are now just a phone call away in Miami.

The Miami Herald reports that the Miami Beach Ocean Rescue has a new, dedicated phone hotline to provide area beach goers with daily beach conditions. Callers can listen to a prerecorded message with current beach conditions in English or Spanish by dialing 305-673-7714.

Included in the update are water temperatures, wind speed, times for high and low tides and other beach-specific information, such a explaining what the warning flags on lifeguard stands mean.

The message will be updated daily at 8 a.m. Callers may also talk to a live representative between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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