Hi folks, I'm still trying to decide whether to take the risk and visit next July as red tide is putting me off. We will arrive there around 20th July and plan to stay for either 2 weeks or 1 week in Sarasota and the second week elsewhere. When did red tide arrive this year? I know from reading numerous articles and posts no-one knows when it will come/go but from your experience of living in the area does red tide happen as early as July or is it usually later in the year. Please be patience with your replies!
Also, if we do decide to visit would it be safer to book a rental slightly inland (as opposed to close to the beach) so we won't be affected by red tide? Thanks in advance.