An Economic Analysis of the Importance of Saltwater Beaches in Florida

An Economic Analysis of the Importance of Saltwater Beaches in Florida

Primary Country: United States
Ecosystem: beach
Sample Value Estimates:
  1. $13.19 / trip: CS for recreational beach use in Florida
  2. $3.4 billion: economic impact of tourists while at Florida’s saltwater beaches in sales
  3. 142,638 jobs supported
  4. $860 million / year: employment payroll
  5. $1.1 billion: economic impact of Florida residents while at the beach
  6. 36,619: in jobs supported
  7. $240 million / year: annual payroll
  8. $1.31 / person / day.: WTP of residents per day for a visit to the beach
Methodology: travel cost
Region: Americas / Atlantic
Data source: NOAA's Coral Reef Valuation Database ; Primary

Publication information

Bell, F. Leeworthy, V. “An Economic Analysis of the Importance of Saltwater Beaches in Florida” Florida Sea Grant Report 82, pp. 1-166. Gainesville, University of Florida., 1986

Addtional Notes

Economic impact and recreational value of saltwater beaches in Florida, over the l983-84 period

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