One of the more challenging aspects confronting the red tide bloom that recently appeared in Southwest Florida is in the direction of the wind. For approximately the last seven days, up until Friday August 3, a strong westerly wind at more than 15 miles per hour was pushing the red tide toward Sanibel and Captiva beaches, and with it respiratory irritations, bad odor and worst of all, marine life lost to the lack of oxygen in the water.
But that turned, literally, when the wind changed Friday, blowing northeasterly and bringing people back to the beach.
While we can’t control the wind, the City of Sanibel and Lee County have authorized barrier island businesses with beachfront locations to groom their sugar sand as often as needed, should they desire. At Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts, that means every day is a new day to bring a fresh, new look to our beach resorts on Captiva and Sanibel Islands.
If you’re planning a vacation to our area soon, be sure to check with your resort or hotel to make sure they’re doing all they can to provide you and your family the best beach vacation experience.