Project Details

Sarasota County is committed to protecting coastal areas and mitigating the adverse effects of coastal erosion by providing protection to beaches during storms and other weather events. One method for protecting coastal habitats and developments in coastal areas is beach nourishment.

The Manasota Key Beach Nourishment project plan is underway in Sarasota County and the County has established an Interlocal Agreement with Charlotte County for the completion of this beach nourishment.

Details of the currently permitted Sarasota County portion of the project:

  • 1.63 miles long, from the Charlotte County line
  • Terminates within Blind Pass Public Beach Park
  • 50-foot-wide design
  • Designed to avoid impacts to hardbottom habitat

*Work is underway to evaluate extending the project north.

Questions on the Manasota Key Beach Nourishment project can be submitted here: Question Form. Note: this form will open in a new browser tab.

Key Terms

Beach Nourishment
Coastal Erosion
Coastal Accretion
Construction Easement
Erosion Control Line (ECL)
Mean High Water Line (MHWL)

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