Make a Move!

Temporary structures or portable recreational equipment interfere with the natual beach environment as a sea turtle nesting habitat. All beach furniture, chairs, tents, umbrellas, cabanas, portable recreational equipment, grills, coolers, fishing equipment, inflatable devices, watercraft, etc, must be removed from the beach nightly from 11:00pm - 5:00am during sea turtle nesting season (May 1 - October 31). Click here to see the details of the Longboat Key Sea Turtle Protection Ordinance.

In addition, it is very important for beachgoers to pick up all of their trash when they leave the beach, fill in any holes and knock down sand sculptures. These pose a hazard to not only nesting female sea turtles, but also to hatchings trying to make their way to the sea. 

Let's work together to keep our beaches FLAT, CLEAN & DARK!