Beach Conditions, Red Tide and Travel Alerts

Please follow Mote Marine Laboratory Beach Conditions Report & Red Tide Information for the most up to date information. 

Update: Sarasota County Officials have created a webpage titled "Red Tide Status" that shares information on the clean up process as well as links for Mote Marine and the Florida Department of Health.

Sarasota County government officials, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission and Mote Marine Laboratory continue to monitor red tide algae blooms along the coast. Stay up to date with the following resources:

  • Follow the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission and Mote Marine Laboratory Facebook page for updates on red tide and other harmful algal blooms in coastal Florida waters.
  • If you have any questions about health and red tide, here is a very helpful link to information.
  • View the latest Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County advisory.
  • We have miles of beaches in Sarasota County. The Mote Beach Conditions Report will give you a report on the conditions such as temperature, rip currents and more at each beach so that you can plan your visit. See the latest red tide updates at the Mote Marine Laboratory Beach Conditions report. Updated twice daily at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

  • Review the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission status of red tide in Florida.
  • The latest red tide status reports from the FWC are also available by phone. Call 866-300-9399 if instate,  callers outside of Florida can dial 727-552-2448. Standard calling charges apply.
  • Review the Sarasota County red tide beach notices or call 941-BEACHES (941-232-2437 Press 1 for Sarasota County)
  • Learn more about Red Tide from Mote Marine Laboratory here.