Beach Conditions and Travel Alerts

Beach Conditions

Red Tide is a discoloration of seawater caused by a bloom of toxic red dinoflagellates. For more information or to check daily beach conditions, visit Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Current Red Tide Status and Red Tide Respiratory Forecast. You can also defer to Mote Marine’s Beach Conditions Reporting System to see the conditions of any Sarasota County beach in real time. 

Extreme Weather Conditions

Note: there are currently no extreme weather conditions in Sarasota County.

For the latest information on any given case of extreme weather, see Sarasota County Emergency Services' Facebook page here where they will generally post updates as they arrive.  You can also call them at 941-861-5000. 

For Sarasota County's Hurricane Preperation information, see this resource at the County's official Government website. 

For National-level hurricane tracking, see National Hurricane Center and Central Pacific Hurricane Center here.

VISIT FLORIDA has compiled resources for visitors and industry alike, that includes links to the National Hurricane Center, Gas Availability, Real-time traffic information, and current travel safety information.  All can be found on Florida Now.

For real-time accommodation availability – please use the VISIT FLORIDA Emergency Accommodations Module (powered by Expedia).