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Sarasota County Red Tide update, Aug. 4

Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources (PRNR) staff continue to monitor and assess public beaches and access points for seaweed accumulation and red tide impacts. See below for today’s conditions report:


Red Tide is present at all 16 beaches in Sarasota County, and patrons will see red tide notification signs posted. Red Tide conditions and impacts may vary from beach to beach and may fluctuate daily as wind and weather conditions change.

Earlier today, PRNR received approval from Florida Department of Environmental Protection to begin mechanical and manual cleaning operations. During this morning’s beaches evaluation, staff reported mostly moderate aerosols and minor fish kills. The Red Tide status report page is updated daily after 11:30 a.m. as staff continues to evaluate conditions daily and determine appropriate beach cleanup methods at each location.

Community members are encouraged to register for the Red Tide Newsletter by clicking the red button on the top right of, and check beach conditions at