Lifeguard hours shortened on Sarasota County beaches

Sept. 5 marks beginning of 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. schedule, seven days a week

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Sarasota County’s beach lifeguard operation hours have changed as of Tuesday, Sept. 5, with Labor Day weekend having marked the end of summer, the county has announced.

Lifeguards will be on duty from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. daily, seven days a week, on Sarasota County’s guarded beaches: Lido Beach, Siesta Beach, Nokomis Beach, North Jetty Beach, Venice Beach and Manasota Beach, the county has announced.

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