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Health Advisory Issued for Sanders Beach and Bayou Texar at Bayview Park

By FDOH Escambia

July 19, 2017

Pensacola, Fla. –  Effective immediately, in response to bacteriological sampling, the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County (FDOH-Escambia) is issuing a health advisory for the following beaches in Escambia County, Florida: 

Sanders Beach

Bayou Texar at Bayview Park 

FDOH-Escambia advises against any water-related activities at the above location due to the potential for high bacteria levels.  The bacteriological sampling occurred during water quality monitoring activities and the level of bacteria has exceeded the level established by state guidelines. 

A health advisory remains in effect for the following beaches: 

Bayou Chico at Lakewood Park 

Bayou Grande, Navy Point - North of Sunset Avenue Bridge

We will continue to monitor the water quality in the area and advise the public of our results. For more information, contact the FDOH-Escambia’s Environmental Health office at 850-595-6700 or visit


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