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Lonboat Key Renourishment, condition?

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Lonboat Key Renourishment, condition?

Hi, my family and I stayed on Holmes Beach last year 2005, but didn't like the narrow shallow parts, we prefer long extended shallow areas right off shore for swimming with kids and found that at Whitney Beach on Longboat. We also strolled down the beach and saw that it had plenty of shallow swimming water. What has happened since the beach noursihment? Is there still plenty of shallow water or are there drastic drop offs like on Anna Maria Island after their Nournishment project? Thanks.....

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1. Re: Lonboat Key Renourishment, condition?

The beach is a funny thing, storms and tides change it. Long boat is generally much shallower the Anna Maria gulfside, but the bay side of anna maria - especially near the city pier and coquina beach is very very shallow.

Ft Myers beach from my experience has shallow water as well.

The renourishment (though stopped right now) hasn't really changed the water much - other than make the beach wider in some sections.

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