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Longboat seeks to stabilize north-end erosion

Longboat seeks to stabilize north-end erosion

“I recommend we come at this with a lower quality sand than we have tolerated in other projects.”

December 31, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sand won’t stick to North Longboat Key

Sand won’t stick to North Longboat Key

The seawall is probably the only reason the Coquina Building at Longbeach Condominiums is still there. I have concurred that under the current setup it will not be possible to retain sand in front of that seawall,”

March 18, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Manager talks beach, red tide, new park

Manager talks beach, red tide, new park

Bullock says dead fish have been removed, beach is near complete.

October 24, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Beach Nourishment Progress Update for June 23

Beach Nourishment Progress Update for June 23

The Longboat Key truck haul beach nourishment project, which continues to progress ahead of schedule, will be temporarily suspended during Independence Day weekend, July 1-4. The truck haul beach nourishment project, which continues to progress ahead of schedule, will be temporarily suspended during Independence Day weekend, July 1-4. Work in Segment 4, between the access […]

June 25, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Swiped sand returns to beach

Swiped sand returns to beach

Many residents saw escarpments and wondered if this year’s investment in beach sand would amount to nothing more than bad luck mixed with allegations of poor execution and design flaws. Soon, the sand started to drift back to shore.

June 20, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Rapid erosion steals sand from Inn on the Beach

Rapid erosion steals sand from Inn on the Beach

“There is no real usable beach at Inn on the Beach for pretty much their whole waterfront property. All of their dune walkovers are in the Gulf. When you come to a beach resort, we realize there is an expectation that there will be a beach.”

May 15, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sand starved beaches to soon see relief

Sand starved beaches to soon see relief

The Year of 2015 proved to be one of watching erosion on Longboat Key’s beaches. On the south end of the key, in front of L’Ambiance and Sanctuary Condominiums, all of the recreational beach has eroded and the vegetative dunes are what remains. The town spent  the year applying for and waiting as government agencies […]

January 5, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sand on way for South Longboat

Sand on way for South Longboat

The permits are finally on way to place about 200,000 cubic yards of sand on the highly eroded shoreline from the Longboat Key Club’s Inn on the Beach north to vicinity of The Privateer on Key Club Drive. The cost is between $3 million and $4 million.

January 5, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

North end beach plan failing says resident

North end beach plan failing says resident

“It is no longer possible to walk along the beach from Longbeach to Beer Can Island.”

November 2, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

The high cost of Longboat’s eroding beach policy

The high cost of Longboat’s eroding beach policy

“On Longboat Key we will all look and feel 35 years old and in our prime. All Longboaters are young and sexy with minds and bodies firing on all cylinders. There is no balding or sagging. There is no death or aging. No heart disease. We are going to live forever and go to lawn parties and charity functions and drink Grey Goose into eternity.”

October 27, 2015 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »