Coast Guard enforces security zones near Palm Beach

Security Zones in vicinity of Mar A Lago, Florida are established during VIP visits to the Miami area. U.S. Coast Guard illustration courtesy of Sector Miami

Security Zones in vicinity of Mar A Lago, Florida are established during VIP visits to the Miami area. U.S. Coast Guard illustration courtesy of Sector Miami

MIAMI — The Coast Guard is enforcing security zones periodically between November and February near the Mar-a-Lago Resort in Palm Beach.

The security zone is necessary for the security of persons under the protection of the U.S. Secret Service, the public and surrounding waterway from terrorist acts, sabotage or other subversive acts, accidents or other causes of a similar nature. Entering, stopping or anchoring in this security zone is prohibited unless authorized by the captain of the port or a designated representative. The security zone is broken into three zones.

Palm Beach Security Zone restrictions:


Center Zone: The center zone consists of waters of Lake Worth Lagoon 700 yards north of the Southern Boulevard Bridge ending at the north tip of Fisherman Island and 200 yards to the south of the Southern Boulevard Bridge ending at Flagler Promenade S Road. No vessel or person will be permitted to enter the center zone without obtaining permission from the Coast Guard.

West Zone: The west zone consists of waters of Lake Worth Lagoon 700 yards north of the Southern Boulevard Bridge ending at day beacon “20” and 200 yards to the south of the Southern Boulevard Bridge ending at Flagler Promenade S Road. All vessels transiting the west zone shall maintain a steady speed and not slow or stop in the zone.

East Zone: The east zone consists of waters of the Atlantic Ocean from Banyan Road in the north to Ocean View Road in the south and from shore to approximately 1,000 yards east. All vessels transiting the east zone shall maintain a steady speed and not slow or stop in the zone.


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