A wooden footbridge leading to the beach

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Longboat Key RED TIDE UPDATE 7/31/2021

We continue to monitor red tide conditions on the island. The latest update and reporting from FWC has indicated high concentrations in the Sarasota and Manatee County area, including Longboat Key. The link to FWC’s red tide status is https://myfwc.com/research/redtide/statewide/

We continue to experience the irritating effects of red tide in the area- both on the Gulf and Bay sides. The observed and reported fill kills are still mostly minor in our area and we have staff monitoring the island daily. Fish kill accumulations are somewhat driven by winds and tidal changes.

Click below to learn about the Town’s red tide response:

Town of Longboat Key Red Tide Response

Please keep in mind that conditions vary DAILY.  Unfortunately, we cannot forecast red tide and and how badly impacted our area will be from day to day, let alone a week or month away.

If you have a trip coming up and you are concerned about local conditions, feel free to call or email our office to explore your options.