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No-swim advisories posted for 13 Sarasota Co. beaches

No-swim advisories have been issued for 13 beaches by Sarasota County health officials.

Tests done Monday show the amount of enterococcus bacteria is above acceptable levels at the following beaches:

  • Longboat Key Beach
  • North Lido Beach
  • Lido Casino Beach
  • South Lido Beach
  • Siesta Key Beach
  • Turtle Beach
  • Nokomis Beach
  • North Jetty Beach
  • Service Club Beach
  • Venice Pier Beach
  • Brohard Park Beach
  • Manasota Key Beach
  • Casperson Beach

The beaches remain open, but swimming, wading or other water activities are not recommended.

The advisory will remain in effect until follow-up tests show the levels have returned to acceptable level. However, due to high waters from Hurricane Michael, tests will not be done until seas are 3 feet or less and there is a lower risk for riptides.