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

As directed by the Sarasota County Commission (Board) on September 10, 2019, work is underway to extend the project north to include approximately six (6) properties north of Blind Pass Beach Park.

Work is also underway to develop a project that would place sand further north terminating at about 7230 Manasota Key Road.

Additional information will be provided here when it becomes available.

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)

July Public Meeting Presentation

A recording of the July public meeting is online at: https://youtu.be/OCTSbZlvGMY (external).

The presentation is available in the Document Library below.

October ECL Workshop and Public Hearing Presentation

A recording of the October workshop and public hearing is online at: https://youtu.be/iJOXFdyZaII (external).

The presentation is available in the Document Library below.

Document Library

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