Tuesday, August 14, 2018

LifeLines

LifeLines – be safe at the beach, on the water, on...

Have fun on Anna Maria Island, on its beach and in its waters! Here are some tips to keep you safe - and within the...
LifeLines: Boating safety

LifeLines: Boating safety

Please be safe while boating or riding personal watercraft! Boating tips Wear your life jacket. Attach a Personal Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (PEPIRB) to...
LifeLines: Stingray shuffle

LifeLines: Do the stingray shuffle

If you’re wading in the Gulf of Mexico, be on the lookout for the mild-mannered fish gliding in shallow water or partially buried in...
LifeLines: Rip current

LifeLines: Stay calm in a rip current

A rip current is a fast-moving, narrow channel of water that can move either along the shoreline or away from shore, taking swimmers with...
LifeLines: Diving and snorkeling

LifeLines: Diving and snorkeling

Divers and snorkelers should use a divers-down flag or buoy to alert boaters to the presence of people under the water’s surface. Vessels must stay...
LifeLines: Pack your beach bag

LifeLines: Pack your beach bag

When you're off to the beach, don't forget: Water Broad spectrum sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher. Reapply every...
LifeLines: Fishing tackle

LifeLines: Fishing tackle

Don’t leave discarded monofilament fishing line and tackle in the water - it can snag, entangle and cut swimmers and divers - not to...
LifeLines: Beach flags

LifeLines: Crack the beach flag code

The flags fluttering on the lifeguard stands at Anna Maria Island’s two public beaches, Manatee Beach in Holmes Beach and Coquina Beach in Bradenton...
LifeLines: Swim zone

LifeLines: Get into the swim zone

For the safest swimming on Anna Maria Island, swim at the county’s two public beaches, Manatee Beach and Coquina Beach, which are both lifeguarded,...
LifeLines: Fishing facts

LifeLines: Fishing facts

Fishing from the beach or wade fishing off the beach requires a saltwater shoreline fishing license for residents and non-residents. You do not need the...