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6 Florida Beaches Clear Of Toxic Algae Blooms Right Now

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Beaches Without Red Tide In Florida Right Now According To Visit Beaches

In recent weeks, Florida’s coast has been a macabre scene of blood-red waters, and though the source is not quite so gruesome, it still poses a huge threat to Florida’s livelihood. The infamous red tide has bled across the west coast another 130 miles; with toxic algae bloom congesting the beaches and leaving dead marine life in its wake makes you wonder if there are any beaches without red tide in Florida right now.

Caused by toxic runoff from pesticides and higher-than-normal acid levels heated by rising temps, the toxic red algae blooms contaminate drinking water and stain Florida’s otherwise pristine beaches.

From late 2017 to early 2018, the Gulf coast was drenched in one of the worst outbreaks yet, with algae being observed in places it rarely grows, like the Panhandle and along the east coast.

It can seem impossible, maybe even a little dangerous, to try enjoying the Florida beaches right now. Thankfully the website gives daily updates on the conditions of Florida beaches, and here is a list of sandy shores algae-free as of now.

Caladesi Island

Address: Offshore Island Dunedin FL 34698

Why You Need To Go: With clear water and no reported algae, Caladesi is clear and open for lounging.

Clearwater Beach

Address: Clearwater, FL

Why You Need To Go: Thankfully, as of now, Clearwater's pristine white sandy beaches are algae-free, with calm surf and few crowds.

Indian Shores

Address: 19305 Gulf Boulevard Indian Shores, FL 33785

Why You Need To Go: Indian Shores is clear of algae, but the surf is choppy and rough, so you might be better off relaxing on the sand than swimming.

Madeira Beach

Address: Madeira Beach 33708, 33738

Why You Need To Go: Madeira Beach is free from the red tide, with calm surf and a five-day forecast of high 60's temps and moderate clouds.

Treasure Island

Address: Treasure Island, FL 33706, 33740

Why You Need To Go: With no algae in sight, the aptly named Treasure Island is a gem on the Gulf Coast right now.

St. Pete Beach

Address: 4700 Gulf Blvd. St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

Why You Need To Go: The longest stretch of undeveloped beach in the St. Pete/Clearwater area is thankfully free of algae, so you can relax in the clear green water with moderate temps.

We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

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