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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
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
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
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