Want to check out nearby beach conditions in real time before leaving home today? You can check Beach Conditions for twelve Florida west coast counties including Sarasota and Manatee. Longboat Key is located in both Manatee County, northern portion of the Island (4000 Block of Gulf of Mexico Drive and higher), and Sarasota County, southern portion of the Island (4000 Block of Gulf of Mexico Drive and lower).
The Beach Conditions Reports site is a product of Mote Marine Laboratory's Environmental Health Program. The goal of the site is to provide beach goers with information that will optimize their beach selection and enjoyment. These reports are subjective and are provided as a courtesy to the public.
How to Use the Beach Conditions Reports Site:
To select a county, click on the shaded county on the map or the appropriate navigation button on the left side of the page. After a county has been chosen, select a reporting site by clicking on the appropriate green marker on the map. Hovering the mouse pointer on a green marker will cause the site name to appear.
For more information on report conditions see the beach conditions report glossary notes on the site.