Siesta Key Beach listed as ‘temporarily closed’ on Google, county officials working to find out why

Otto I. Eovaldi

SARASOTA COUNTY (WFLA) – There was some confusion bordering a single of the Tampa Bay area’s best seashores this weekend. Up until eventually about 12:30 on Monday afternoon, Siesta Key Beach front was outlined as “temporarily closed” on Google.

County officers say the beach front was not shut at any place this weekend. A commissioner advised us county employees are doing work with Visit Sarasota County and Google to figure out how the on line hrs had been modified.

President of Stop by Sarasota County, Virginia Haley, tells 8 On Your Side she was notified of the on the web closure early Sunday. She says it was a staff work to get it set.

“Early Sunday early morning, we started off listening to from both equally readers and our smaller organizations on Siesta that if you ‘Googled’ Siesta Beach front, it came up expressing it was temporarily closed in huge red letters,” Haley explained. “So we promptly identified as our Google team of Stop by Sarasota and Sarasota County Governing administration and I am pleased to say on a Sunday early morning, Sarasota County Federal government team jumped in straight away and we all started doing the job collectively to correct it.”

The problem now is, why the closure popped up in the 1st spot. 8 On Your Aspect contacted Google to get solutions but, as of 6 p.m. Monday, we have not gained a response.

A guidance web page for the lookup engine displays it is possible for site visitors to advise an edit in functioning hours.

“We really do not know why it popped up and that is a little something we are still trying to establish. It will take a tiny even more study to figure out the why,” Haley reported. “The excellent portion was viewing the way Sarasota County jumped correct in and the point that 24 hrs later, it is mounted.”

The inaccurate on the net general public seashore closure will come as resort and condominium associations are marking their houses with no trespassing indicators. Far more and a lot more have been popping up alongside the common beach above the previous numerous weeks.

Some longtime readers aren’t liking the shrinking spaces available to set up a beach front chair and take it easy.

“I am a minor disheartened by it. I have been coming to Sarasota for more than 40 yrs and I have by no means viewed these strains of demarcation in advance of,” reported Suzanne Wright.

“We are wondering about it’s possible not coming back subsequent yr, so if it is impacting us this way, it may be impacting other people today,” said Fran Hylinski, who is traveling to from Delaware.

Check out Sarasota County officials inform us it’ll very likely consider some time to figure out just why the seashore was mentioned as quickly closed.

“I have no indication at this level that it experienced anything at all to do with the personal vs . general public part of the beach front,” said Haley.

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