Protect Our Sea Turtles
The Grand Beach Hotel Surfside wants to let you know about our very special beach: between the months of May to October is the nesting season for Florida Sea Turtules. Please read below and download this brochure so we can best protect their habitats together.
How can I help?
Today, humans are affecting the places where these ancient nomads have nested for thousands of years. Impacts to coastal areas are destroying their nesting habitat, putting the long-term survival of sea turtles in jeopardy. The Grand Beach Hotel Surfside wants to inform their guest about the importance of protecting Florida’s Sea Turtles.
Please observe these 6 guidelines:
- Never leave garbage on the beaches - Sea turtles may die by mistakenly eating balloons or plastic bags that are floating in the ocean.
- Keep away from beaches at night during the summer to avoid disturbing nesting sea turtles.
- Do not shine bright lights on the beach at night, and turn out your lights if you have property there.
- Don't drive or camp on the beach.
- Avoid cordoned-off turtle nesting areas.
- Never harass sea turtles, especially hatchlings and nesting females. If you witness or hear of harassment, contact the local Ministries of Environment and Tourism.