Sarasota’s beaches are some of the most beautiful and unique in the world. The coastline is sculpted with six islands; each offering visitors and locals an exceptional outdoor experience.
Siesta Key is a barrier island off the central western coast of Florida in the United States of America. It is situated between Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Named the number one beach in the world, by Dr. Beach (2011), its pristine shores and fine white sands are the ultimate destination to enjoy sunbathing, swimming and relaxing. Siesta Beach’s sand is 99% quartz.
Nestled on Siesta Key, you’ll find two bonus beaches that are sure to please visitors of all ages. Crescent Beach is located in the center of Siesta, and offers a more relaxed and casual experience. If you like hunting for treasure…..extraordinary shells, that is, you’re going to love Turtle Beach.
Although it is known as a private island, Longboat Key is a popular destination for visitors from around the world. If you enjoy the sun and outdoors, you’ll enjoy snorkeling, tennis, golf, shelling and more. A quick drive to the city, Longboat Key is only minutes from Sarasota, and Hotel Ranola. The city offers many cultural activities from the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, Asolo Theater, Ringling Museum, Sarasota Ballet to the Sarasota Opera House. Even closer than downtown Sarasota is world-class shopping on St. Armand’s Circle, just a bridge away!
Casey Key has a reputation as one of the best surfing beaches along the Gulf Coast. With its gently sloping sands, this island’s geographic features contribute to the area’s exceptional fishing. Here, you’ll find multi-million dollar mansions, including one owned by famouns author, Stephen King.
Manasota Key is a quiet island south of Venice, Florida. If you enjoy getting away from the hustle and bustle of tourist areas, Manasota Beach may very well be your perfect retreat. There is a lot of beach to walk and there are no condominiums, businesses, or restaurants. Further to the north is Caspersen Beach, with its very natural and secluded shoreline. The southern tip of Manasota Key is occupied by Stump Pass Beach State Park.
When you’re planning your trip to the greater Sarasota area, be sure to make your reservations early for Hotel Ranola; Downtown Sarasota’s best kept secret. Located in the heart of the city, Hotel Ranola offers all the comforts of home and is within walking distance to all of the areas major attractions.
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