Siesta Beach no-swim advisory lifted

August 16, 2022 —

Siesta Beach no-swim advisory has been lifted.

August 11, 2022 —

After the recent heavy rains, Siesta beach is once again under a no swim advisory. Water was retested on August 11, and results are expected August 12. In addition to staying out of the water, people should not eat shellfish such as crabs and shrimp collected in the immediate area of any beach with a no-swim advisory in place.

For further information:

Sarasota Herald-Tribune August 13, 2022: “No swim advisories posted”

July 30, 2022 —

The no-swim advisories imposed at Siesta Key Beach, Service Club Beach, Caspersen Beach, and Manasota Key on July 28 have been lifted by the Florida Department of Health.

July 29, 2022 —

Although Siesta Beach is open, wading, swimming and otherwise entering the water is not recommended.

Because the amount of enterococcus bacteria are outside acceptable limits in July 25 water quality samples, Sarasota County posted no swim advisories for:  Bird Key Park/Ringling Causeway, Brohard Beach, Caspersen Beach, Manasota Key Beach, Service Club Beach, Siesta Key Beach, and Venice Fishing Pier.

Herald Tribune, July 29: No-swim advisories posted at seven Sarasota beaches; new test results due today

Sarasota News Leader, July 28, Rachel Brown Hackney: ‘No Swim’ advisory issued for Sarasota County beaches, including Siesta, and Venice Fishing Pier