Sarasota is very popular for its beaches. In fact, some of the world renowned beaches are located here. Below are the top 5 beaches in Sarasota.

1. Coquina Beach

It is located on the southern end of Anna Maria Island. It has crushed-shell sand. You will find hundreds of Australian pines lining upt the beach. These pines provide shade for the parking lot and picnic area.

2. Lido Beach

The beach has miles of crushed shell sand. It is located along the Gulf of Mexico in Lido Key. If you are seeking solitude, you can go north towards the New Pass. It is considered to be a gay-friendly beach.

3. Siesta Public Beach

This beach is accessible from South Tamiami Trail n Sarasota. The beach is on Siesta Key and offers a lot of things. The sand is soft and white. There are restrooms, souvenir shops, snack shop, beach gear store, etc.

4. Manatee Public Beach

Ther beach is full of white sand. There is a fishing pier, and you will hear live music most of the time. There are many amenities like a concession stand, children’s playground, outdoor shower, volleyball courts, etc. You can easily come to the beach using public transportation.

5. Venice Beach

There is a coral reef that is located just offshore of this beach. It is a perfect place for scuba diving. You can discover shark’s teeth on the shore. There are lots of shops and restaurants nearby this beach.

All these beaches are very famous, not only in the US but worldwide as well. Each of these beaches has something unique to offer. You should visit these beaches when you come to Sarasota.