ANNA MARIA ISLAND
Paradise...Anna Maria Island has it all! Sugar sand beaches that anchor Tampa Bay to the North and the gulf to the West and the Intercoastal to the East and South. Old Florida at it's best with souvenier shops, eateries and boutiques for endless hours of shopping; parasailing, jetskiing and boat rentals available...and so much more!more
Miles and miles of endless white sand gives way to the fading turquoise to blue gulf. Coquina Beach even has a play park for children with huge Austalian pines for shade. Located at the South end of Anna Maria Island, Coquina is just minutes to one of the most sought after shopping villages.
A Picnic Haven, Bradenton Beach is lined with huge Australian pines shadowing hundreds of picnic tables for endless hours of sun and fun. Easy pull-in parking, unload the coolers and set up the umbrellas... don't forget the sunscreen!
Tucked between Anna Maria Beach and Coquina, enjoy the wonderment of Holmes Beach, just North of Cortez Rd. Spend hours playing in the powdery white sand creating your favorite sandcastles or splashing, snorkeling, or skimboarding in the beautiful blue-green gulf!
Long walks go hand in hand with Lido Beach...Lido Key is a barrier island and stretches about 8 miles flanking the Intercoastal and Sarasota Bay. Tranquil waters and sugar white sand set the scene for a day of relaxation.
Just minutes south of Sarasota is Nokomis and a barrier island, Manasota Key and what more could you want... powdery white sandy beaches with sea grass as a backdrop. Calming blue-green waves trickle across the shore lulling even the most active into a power nap or two while others are busy shelling...
NORTH LIDO KEY
North Lido is but a hop, skip and a jump from thr world reknown St. Armand Circle. Shop till you drop then head over for to the beach to chill out. Miles of crystal white sand makes for a great hike, run or canvas!
One of the most well-known beaches in all the world, Siesta Key has a little bit of everything from water toy rentals, to beach volleyball, a bathhouse and snackbar and chair, umbrella and float rentals. Luscious white powder adorns the turquoise gulf for a memory maker of fun in the sun!
Turtle Beach is located at the southern tip of Siesta Key, one of the barrier islands off the coast of Sarasota. Named for it's habitat, the sea turtle, don't be surprised to find caution tape posted after mating season, as sea turtles are an endangered species and their eggs are protected. Another treasure found up and down the shoreline is shark's teeth. Unlike most of the other beaches, Turtle Beach has a narrow beach with sea grass and trees.
The vacationer's paradise, Crescent Beach provides a backdrop for sun and fun. Water toy and cabana rentals, endless powdery sand and a bathhouse for cleanup screams "entertainment!"
SOUTH LIDO BEACH
South Lido Key is more remote than it's counterparts but nonetheless just as breathtaking. This area seems to attract the more quiet crowd. Gorgeous views, tantalizing water and white sugar sand make for a relaxing day at the beach!
Known for it's capture of sharkk's teeth and the namesake, Sharky's Restaurant & Bar located right on the beach, Venice is unique with it's charcoal-colored sand. The wives' tale is the sand gets its color from the crushed sharks teeth.