Sea Turtle Nesting Season is Here!

Sea Turtle Nesting Season is Here!

9 May 2024 Sea turtle nesting season has begun and nests are already being marked. As a reminder, sea turtle nesting season officially runs May 1-October 31 each year.

All sea turtles are endangered species. The South Venice Beach has many species that nest here, including the rare Kemps-Ridley. It is a federal offense to tamper with the sea turtles or their nests.

Please remember do not walk or sit on staked areas. Please do not dig near or around the nests. As reminder, If you dig in the sand, all holes must be filled in and there is NO SMOKING on the beach. It is Sarasota County law and a rule of the South Venice Beach.

If you encounter a sea turtle, stay away and give them space. Violators will be turned over to authorities for the appropriate punishment. We are privileged to share our piece of paradise with these magnificent creatures and need to protect them!

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