Pygmy Whale on Our Beach – September 4, 2018

On September 4, this Pygmy Whale washed up on our beach early in the morning. Mote was called, they advised to be sure his blow hole was not blocked and to keep him wet. We did that by using a […]

Red Tide – August 7, 2018

Red Tide began affecting us at the end of July and we have now had our first fish kill. We sent the following message to all guests with upcoming reservations: You are scheduled to arrive here in the next few […]

Hurricane Irma 9/13/17 10:00 am

Hurricane Irma storm damage!  Not bad, right?

Hurricane Irma 9/11/17 3:00 pm

We were allowed back on the island on Monday to assess the damage – we were incredibly lucky!

Hurricane Irma 9/11/17 6:00 a.m.

Thank you for all of your concern, and mostly for your prayers.  They worked…God is good! Irma weakened considerably before she visited Sarasota.  We have been without power since yesterday afternoon, but we are so grateful to have a generator. […]

Hurricane Irma 09/10/17 11:00 pm

Irma likely to pass through the Sarasota / Bradenton area as a Category 1 hurricane after weakening significantly. Peak storm expected to begin at midnight and last 5 hours. Incredibly good news. Update in a.m.

Hurricane Irma 9/10/2017 6:30 pm

Hurricane Irma is over Ft. Myers now, expected to stay over land now and weaken. Cat 2.

Hurricane Irma 9/10/2017 5:00 p.m.

This is very near our home. Two stranded manatee near Whitfield area/SRQ airport. The ocean has been sucked up by the hurricane as far as the eye can see ! This area is usually completely submerged! Update ** Both Manatees […]

Hurricane Irma 9/10/2017

We drove over to Longboat Key to check on things at The Beachcomber this morning.  We have never seen 41 so quiet!  The police had a road block at the entry to John Ringling Bridge, they let us cross since […]

Hurricane Irma update 9/8/17

We are currently under mandatory evacuation.  The building has been secured, we are in Sarasota.  I will post updates here unless we lose all power and internet access.  Thank you for all of your prayers and good wishes!!


The Beachcomber
2721 Gulf of Mexico Dr.
Longboat Key, FL, USA 34228

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