Sun, sand and water are three things Sarasota has an abundance of, but not all Sarasota beaches are the same. Our beaches are legendary, not just in Florida or the U.S., but across the world.
Siesta Key Beach is central Sarasota’s gateway to the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico, an island with luxurious amenities and a relaxed vibe. Find yourself on Siesta Key: The #1 beach in the U.S.A.
Lido Key/St. Armands
Lido’s beaches are one of Sarasota’s most interesting and varied waterfront locations, and St. Armands Circle is a hub of elegant shopping and dining. Lido beach extends to North Lido Park’s long expanse of secluded rolling dunes, with paths leading from the beach to nature trails that wind through the park’s tranquil pine forest.
Coming from Lido Key in the south, or north from Anna Maria Island, you’ll discover an elegant tropical setting that offers every amenity you can imagine. Escape to the secluded beaches of Longboat Key.
The narrow island of Casey Key is one of Sarasota’s hidden gems, an isolated and exclusive enclave just off the sleepy mainland town of Nokomis. Time stands still against Casey Key’s white sands and aqua waves. Caspersen is one of the most enjoyable shelling beaches in the area and an exceptionally good place to find prehistoric sharks’ teeth. Casey Key is known for its privacy, olden-day Florida vibe and its most famous resident, author Stephen King. However, the beaches are also shining stars.
The beaches on Manasota Key off the coast of Englewood in southern Sarasota are hidden gems. Manasota Key is one of the most peaceful, secluded beaches to be found. Much like its sister key to the north, Manasota Key is home to some of the most exclusive homes around.