John Mayer's Real Estate Blog: The Water's Fine on Cocoa Beach, Florida - Lots of Fun and No Oil!

The Water's Fine on Cocoa Beach, Florida - Lots of Fun and No Oil!

This is an NOAA map of the Gulf Stream. Significant amounts of oil have not yet entered the Loop Current and even if they do, you can see that the Cocoa Beach area should not have a direct hit. The oil will be diluted and off shore at that point and we may see a few tar balls wash up. Certainly nothing that clean up crews can't handle. My wife went to the beach today and the water was clear and beautiful to swim in. 

Possible Oil Spill Flow

Some of my northern customers have fears about property values in the area being affected by the spill. To them, I say Cocoa Beach is still pristine and swimmers have nothing to worry about. It's a great place to live or visit and the spill should not have any significant impact on home prices. Come on down and stay a while!

Cocoa Beach Swimmers

There were some tar balls that washed up on shore about a week ago but that happens from time to time anyway and it has now been confirmed they are not from the Gulf spill according to authorities.

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Comment balloon 13 commentsJohn Mayer • July 11 2010 03:08PM

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Wish I was there - it's 108 today and our humidity is higher than normal, making for a sticky, icky day.  I sure do miss the beach.

Posted by Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739 (Dominion Fine Properties) over 9 years ago

John, I hope this holds true. The beach was absolutely gorgeous today.

-Paul

Posted by Paul Peck, Licensed Drywall and Painting Contractor (Peck Drywall and Painting serving Brevard County, Florida) over 9 years ago

Juli - Book a flight and come on down!

Paul - It's always gorgeous! I think we will dodge the oily bullet this time.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 9 years ago

Hopefully, they will get that new and improved containment cap in place on the well by tomorrow, so we can begin to heal the Gulf and the gulf stream.  I can't recall an incident which has created more frustration for so many!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 9 years ago

John,

 

Great info for visitors to Cocoa Beach........

 

Thanks for sharing,

Lori Cofer

Posted by Lori Cofer, REALTOR, Moscow Idaho Real Estate (Beasley Realty) over 9 years ago

Myrl - You are so right. Some people are holding off buying a home until they see what happens. It's frustrating for everyone and I for one will not buy any BP gas period!

Lori - People need to know that this area is safe. Just the perception of an oil problem causes doubt and uneasiness.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 9 years ago

John,

Florida needs to get the info out better that their beaches, for the most part, are still pristine.

Rich

Posted by Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 9 years ago

I am glad to hear a lot of the beaches are not being affected by this tradgedy. Looks like everyone was having a great time! I love going to the beach!

Posted by Stephanie Reynolds, East County San Diego Homes 619-838-4408 (Integrity First Financial Group, Inc. ) over 9 years ago

Rich - That's why I wrote this post. Too many people are misinformed about about the situation.

Stephanie - Our beaches are great. Come on down!

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 9 years ago

This is a great post John since so many people ARE being affected!

Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) over 9 years ago

Debra - Everyone in Florida is affected even when their area is not affected. The State is trying to get the word out but some people only read headlines.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 9 years ago

Nary a tar ball in sight in this pix.

 

Nor as many bikinis as you usually feature.

Posted by Jim Hale, Eugene Oregon's Best Home Search Website (ACTIONAGENTS.NET) over 9 years ago

Hi John,considering the naval station at Cape Canaveral and the busy cruise port as well as all the other boating and activities, there will be the occasional tar ball.  The Space Coast beaches are great to enjoy!

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) about 9 years ago

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