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Sarasota County red tide update, Aug. 13th

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. Today, PRNR staff evaluated public beaches and access points, reporting continued improvements with mostly no to minor respiratory irritation and marine debris. There are no Red Tide beach cleanup operations planned for today. Regular beach grooming occurred on Siesta Beach (M-W-F) this morning.

In combination with the county’s red tide beach cleaning and operations conducted by the City of Venice and the City of Sarasota, approximately 60 tons of marine debris have been removed since Aug. 4.

See today’s video update from Lido Beach with Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Director Nicole Rissler.

County staff will continue to monitor and evaluate public beaches and access points each morning to determine if conditions meet the beach cleaning policy threshold.

Community members are encouraged to register for the Red Tide Newsletter by clicking the red button on the top right of, check daily beach conditions at, or click here to view the daily Red Tide status report