Longboat Key Looking into Ordinance to Ban Boats from Beer Can Island
Longboat Key is close to establishing a prohibited zone for motorboats in the southeastern area of Beer Cab Island. It happened Monday, June 6th at a meeting on Longboat Key.
The Longboat Key Town Commission approved a motion, and the matter has been forwarded to a special meeting on June 20 in the hopes that it will be approved and implemented in time for the July 4 holiday.
The new proposed prohibited area is in the vicinity of the Longboat Pass Bridge and the property marked "Land’s End"... that dock, is private property.
The restricted area will be marked with waterway buoys with the words “Motor boats prohibited” on them. The town of Longboat Key could also add signs warning that there are no life guards present and that swimming could be hazardous due to the currents.
Longboat Key has been working with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to place these waterway markers in time for July 4.
Have questions or thoughts... here is the Longboat Key town website: . https://www.longboatkey.org/