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Sarasota County Red Tide Update, Aug. 31

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:


Today, PRNR staff evaluated public beaches and access points, reporting mostly minor marine debris. Beach raking occurred on Venice Island and Siesta Key.

County staff continue to monitor and evaluate public beaches and access points each morning to determine if conditions meet the beach cleaning policy threshold. Regular beach combing take place Monday, Wednesday and Friday on Siesta Beach, and Thursday on Lido Beach.

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.