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Manasota Key Beach

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Mild red tide

15 Sep. Went to check out the red tide and it was moderate. There were only a few intrepid souls... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David M
Tampa, Florida, United States
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Walking the beach

We came by to check out the conditions since the red tide began. Glad to say that there is no smell... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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8570 Manasota Key Rd, Englewood, FL 34223-9503
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All reviewsshark teethfree parkingmanasota keylifeguard on dutylifeguard stationplenty of parkingacross the streetlots of spaceeasy accessclean restroomssarasota countysea shellsnice facilitieslife guardsbathroom facilitiesold floridaparking area
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

15 Sep. Went to check out the red tide and it was moderate. There were only a few intrepid souls and the lifeguard. For red tide status, visit visitbeaches.org.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came by to check out the conditions since the red tide began. Glad to say that there is no smell or dead fish near the main beach in Manasota Key beach. People starting to come back and sit in the sun. Families are present...More

2  Thank IreneD1262
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In spite of the red tide we still enjoyed a walk and beautiful sunsets! This was a return visit for us and we'll be back again!

Thank junemagpie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice to walk on and plenty of parking. Easy access to the pavillion that has bathrooms and places to wash the sand off of your feet and suits.

Thank Entity
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

This is our favorite beach. Unfortunately when we visited on August 4th, Red Tide was present. Dead fish were washing up onto the beach and you could see a few dead fish floating in the water. We stayed for just under 2 hours. We had...More

2  Thank H B
Reviewed August 14, 2018

Sad to say the surf line was covered with dead fish. I won't be going in the water. Glad we have a pool.

Thank Bob A
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Just spent 2 weeks in Englewood based on the mainland side of Manasota Key. Yes the Red Tide was present but not as bad as it has been in previous weeks and we were able to go to the beach with only minimal dead fish...More

1  Thank rockinrocky_robin
Reviewed August 6, 2018

The beach is filled with dead fish and mammals, including loggerhead turtles and dolphin. Red tide is beyond control, being fed by releases from Lake Okeechobee and runoff from agriculture. Worst it has been in years, has caused illness in some including bronchitis and pneumonia....More

6  Thank phyllnjer
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Pristine beach with wonderful amenities. Huge parking lot. Clean facilities. Life guards. Showers outside, picnic areas. The prefect place for a glass of wine and a sunset.

Thank W2102GFsusanc
Reviewed August 6, 2018

LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS BEACH.. Its an almost private Oasis. Warm soft sand, sound of the waves and excellent facilities.

Thank TanPrincess1
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September 17, 2018|
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Response from Bob A | Reviewed this property |
It was pretty bad three weeks ago. Dead fish on the beach and no people. Lucky for us our rental had a private pool.
September 4, 2018|
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Response from Maggie N | Reviewed this property |
it is usually white sand and turquoise water but red tide came back right now so I do not recommend going there they did lots of improvements while it was red tide but still at the moment a no go
Sharon P
May 20, 2018|
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Response from Jane T | Reviewed this property |
There are 3 beaches and a state beach on the key. Go to the beach on Beach Road and you will have lots of choices to eat at places nearby.