The Amazing Beaches in Sarasota, Florida

Life is Good at the Beach

With such an amazing location on the central west coast of Florida, it’s no surprise that this area is famous worldwide for its spectacular beaches. Sarasota County includes the Sarasota Bay and “the Keys,” the several barrier islands in between Sarasota Gulf and the Gulf of Mexico, where the beaches are recognized for their white sands and crystal blue waters.


Beautiful Beaches in Siesta Key

Siesta Key

Siesta Key

This public beach is one of the most popular beaches and features free weekend parking, if you get there early enough to get a spot! This beach features soft, white, crystal-quartz sand, shallow placid waters, and ten volleyball courts. Named “The Best Beach in Florida” by Florida Trend Magazine, this beach also features tennis courts, playgrounds, restrooms/showers, lifeguards, concession stands, and picnic areas with grills.


Spend the Day at Venice Beach

Venice BeachLocated a stone’s throw away from Venice’s shopping area, Venice Beach is known for its dining area, concession stands, lifeguards, and scuba diving. With the coral reef only a quarter mile from the shore, snorkeling and scuba diving is common in these parts. Meanwhile, those who desire to stay on the shore are able to search the sand for beautiful shells and sharks’ teeth.

Along with the beach, the Venice Fishing Pier is located on the south end of the island offering a 700 ft. pier for fishing and amazing views. The pier is open from 6:30AM-9PM, offers free access, and anyone can fish-- no fishing permits or licenses are needed.


Gorgeous Oceanfront Island Communities

Sarasota is home to a number of "keys," small barrier islands floating along the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. Many of these communities are small, close-knit, without too much commercial development. Others are luxurious by nature, with gorgeous estate and upscale condominiums for sale. Explore Casey Key, Longboat Key, and Anna Maria Island by selecting one of the buttons below.

pier along beach

Casey Key

cabanas on white sandy beach

Longboat Key

aerial view of beach

Anna Maria Island


Manasota Key Beaches are Fantastic

Manasota beach

Manasota Beach

Along with having year round lifeguards, Manasota Beach offers amazing white sandy beaches with clear water, perfect for snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming, and boogie boarding. Also, there is free parking with picnic areas, fire pits, and boardwalks.

Blind Pass Beach

Located South of Manasota Beach, Blind Pass Beach is perfect for swimming, shelling, and fishing. This beach is more private and quiet than the Manasota beach and is a common destination for artists and fisherman who are looking for some relaxation and inspiration by the ocean.


Lido Key’s Top Notch Beaches

Lido Beach

Lido Beach, also known as “Mid-key,” is the public beach located in close proximity to the Lido Beach Resort. This beach features lifeguards, with chairs lining the shores, concession stands, picnic tables, shopping, floating wheelchairs and more!

North Lido Beach

If you travel north on the shoreline, eventually the lifeguard chairs stop and you enter North Lido Beach. This beach is more private, ideal for walking and enjoying the sound of the waves crashing on the shore. While this beach also features available parking, it is commonly used by individuals staying at one of the luxury resorts or homeowners in the area with private beach access. Lastly,

South Lido Beach

South Lido Beach, located south of the public beach, is a coastal park featuring 100 acres of naturally rich environment and walking trails.


Explore All The Wonderful Communities in Sarasota

Sarasota and Manatee County are home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the state. There are a wide variety of different homes and communities available here. From gated community homes and homes on the golf course to waterfront and new construction homes, there's something for everyone available in every price range.


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