Lifeguard hours extended on county beaches

Changes went into effect on May 27

Photo courtesy Sarasota County

Sarasota County’s beach lifeguard operational hours have been extended on all guarded beaches from 10 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. as of May 27, the county has announced.

Those hours will be in effect through Labor Day weekend, a news release says.

Sarasota County’s guarded beaches are Lido Beach, Siesta Beach, Nokomis Beach, North Jetty Beach, Venice Beach and Manasota Beach, the release adds.

For more information, call the county Contact Center at 861-5000 or visit