Sarasota, FL is known for being home to some of the best beaches in the country, if not the world.
If you live in Sarasota or you’re planning on visiting, below is a guide to some of the best beaches to wear your sunscreen at.
- Siesta Beach
Siesta beach is often voted as America’s number one beach and for good reason. It has pure white sand and crystal clear water that attracts people from all over the world. In addition to the great beach itself, there are also plenty of amenities to make your visit that much more comfortable. These include a playground, tennis courts, restrooms, lifeguards and picnic areas. Overall Siesta beach is a perfect place to visit for people of all ages.
- Lido Beach
Lido beach is another great choice if you’re looking for a beach to visit in Sarasota. Not only does Lido beach offer a beautiful stretch of white sand and glistening water but it’s also just half a mile away from the great shopping centre in St. Armand’s Circle. Lido beach is ideal if you’re looking for a more laid back experience since it’s usually not anywhere near as crowded as other nearby beaches in Sarasota.
- Coquina Beach
Coquina beach is an ideal place to sunbathe or swim and offers plenty for families and individuals. There is plenty of free parking so if you’re travelling to it, you won’t have a problem if you’re coming by car. There are also restrooms and picnic tables as well as a playground for kids. There are plenty of lifeguards at Coquina beach so it’s also an excellent place to swim and snorkel.
- Turtle Beach
One of the biggest attractions of Turtle beach is that it features some of the biggest sand dunes in the area. There are plenty of newly improved facilities at Turtle beach too, including a pedestrian paths, a boat ramp, picnic shelters and restrooms. Turtle beach doesn’t have lifeguards on duty so this is something to bear in mind.
- Nokomis Beach
If you’re a surfer then you can’t do much better than Nokomis beach. There are lifeguards on duty as well as free parking and picnic tables, making it a great spot to fish, sunbathe, snorkel or surf. The plaza that was originally built in the 1950s has also been recently restored at Nokomis beach.