Longboat Key Has Now Posted Signs Banning Boats from Beer Can Island
It is official now on Beer Can Island.. The new rules, went into effect earlier this June, now prevent boats and other motorized vessels from “operation, anchoring and beaching,” in two different areas.
There will also be Buoys to mark the areas where motorized vessels are banned, later this summer. The Buoys will be installed in designated areas following the completion of a dredging project in late July.
The ban will be enforced by the Longboat Key Police Department’s marine unit.
Boaters could face fines of $250 for a first offense and $500 for later offenses, according to Longboat Key.
Here is the official announcement of the new rules, from Longboat Key
Town Commission Adopts Motor Boats Prohibited Areas on Greer Island County-Owned Park
Post Date:06/22/2022 12:00 PM
The Town Commission adopted restrictions prohibiting the operation, anchoring and beaching of motorized vessels in two areas on the southeastern portion of the Greer Island Manatee County-owned Park, East of the Longboat Pass Bridge (see location map below).
The purpose is to protect public bathers that bathe, wade, lounge and congregate in and on the shallow waters of this portion of Greer Island from dangers caused by increased vessel operations along the beach. These areas will be limited to beach goers, waders, kayakers, paddleboarders and other non-motorized vessels.
Buoys, marking the motorized vessels restricted areas, will be installed prior to the 4th of July weekend. Boaters are advised to be aware of these areas and that violations will carry a $250 penalty for a 1st offense and $500 for any subsequent offenses.
For Additional Information:
Planning, Zoning & Building Department Director, Allen Parsons
See more photos of the restricted areas here: