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 Healthy Beaches

DOH-Sarasota collects weekly water samples from 16 different Sarasota area beach sites as part of the Florida Healthy Beaches program.
The goals of the Florida Healthy Beaches monitoring program are:
  • To identify sources of beach water pollution
  • To prevent waterborne illness by advising residents and visitors against recreating in waters potentially contaminated with disease-causing organisms
  • To educate the public regarding beach water quality issues 


Florida Healthy Beaches Program

Beach Water Samples in Sarasota County

Florida FWCC

Current Red Tide Status


 Healthy Beaches FAQs

How can I find out if there is an advisory?
How often do you sample?
What could happen if I swim during an advisory?
What do you check for?
When do you post advisories?
Where do you sample?
Sarasota Office:
Office of Environmental Health Services
1001 Sarasota Center Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34240
Venice Office:
Office of Environmental Health Services
4000 S. Tamiami Trail S., Room 121
Venice, FL 34293
Disclaimer: The information provided on this website is intended to provide general public health guidance and is not a substitute for seeking medical advice from a health care provider. Water quality reports on this site are based on weekly water samples and represent the most up-to-date information available to local public health officials.