Manatee County Public Beaches to Close Today, March 20 at 6 am

Coconut Telegraph

SRQ DAILY FRIDAY WEEKEND EDITION FRIDAY MAR 20, 2020

County and municipal officials have announced that the beaches of Anna Maria Island will close todayMarch 20 at 6 am. Beach closure signs and barricades will alert drivers to the closure. "Each day as our local situation has changed and new advisories have been sent, Manatee County residents have heeded warnings and taken official advice seriously," said County Administrator Cheri Coryea. "We're hoping for more of the same with our beach announcement. Parking lots will be closed and signs placed to alert drivers and we expect that most people will heed that advice."  Manatee County lifeguards will remain on duty from 9 am to 5 pm daily, to ensure the safety of those who disregard the closure. A double red flag, indicating no swimming, will fly from lifeguard stands. 

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