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Lighthouse Beach reopens; Turner Beach Park remains closed due to effects of Hurricane Idalia

By Staff | Sep 7, 2023

Lighthouse Beach Park has reopened. Turner Beach Park remains closed due to damage sustained during Hurricane Idalia. The damage consists of sand displacement on the beach and in parking areas. Public Works personnel are working to reopen Turner Beach Park by the end of the week.

Additionally, the Florida Department of Health in Lee County (DOH-Lee) has issued a Beach Advisory for Blind Pass/Turner Beach advising the public not to enter the water due to high levels of bacteria identified in routine testing. Water contact may pose an increased risk of disease, particularly for susceptible individuals. This advisory will continue until bacteria levels are below the accepted health level. New test results should be available for Blind Pass/Turner Beach this week. Click HERE to read the Sept. 1 Beach Advisory from DOH-Lee.

As a reminder, The Florida Department of Health (FDH) Lee County has issued a precautionary “Swim Advisory” for public beaches and swimming pools. Click HERE to read the Aug. 30 FDH Lee County advisory.

Source: City of Sanibel