Some Southwest Florida beaches are currently experiencing the effects of red tide. Please see below for more information and resources.
Red tide is a naturally occurring phenomenon of a higher-than-normal concentration of a microscopic alga. While some of Southwest Florida’s beaches are currently experiencing the effects of red tide, not all have been impacted. We encourage visitors to check https://visitbeaches.org for the most up-to-date information on water and beach conditions in Southwest Florida. If you're visiting an affected area and looking for inland activities and attractions, additional resources can be found here.
Red tide health and safety information can be found here:
As Florida’s official source for travel planning, VISIT FLORIDA is committed to enhancing personal safety among Florida residents and visitors.
VISIT FLORIDA will display travel safety information in the following situations:
- Declaration of state of emergency
- Natural disasters
- Public health emergencies
Please use the resources below for additional safety information: