Kicking back and relaxing on a beautiful beach is great, but it's tough to sit still for very long with all the exciting activities awaiting you. The inviting waters around Sarasota offer countless ways to enjoy an afternoon or full day of activities. Get hooked on Florida fishing. Charter a boat to fish the clear, temperate Gulf waters, take a party boat, or go it on your own. Whether it's from shore or onboard one of the area's many charters, you'll find the Sarasota area a great place for the novice fisherman as well as the most skilled of anglers. You can sightfish the beautiful flats and backcountry mangroves in Sarasota, Charlotte Harbor and Tampa Bay home to some of the best game fish in Florida; snook, redfish, and speckled trout. Or take a trip to the inshore reefs of the Gulf of Mexico and fish for giant tarpon, bonito, cobia, kingfish and spanish mackerel. Though snook is seasonal, you'll find redfish, spanish mackerel, flounder, and mangrove snapper year-round.
Clam Pass Park is a gorgeous, family friendly beach with soft white sand, calm waters and is one of the most popular beach access points in the Naples area.
The kids will love the wooden boardwalk or tram ride through a ...read more
Vanderbilt Beach Park is a popular North Naples beach that has gorgeous powdery white sand and is close to area hotels, restaurants and shopping.
Vanderbilt Beach is known for its early morning shelling and bird watching. ...read more
Visitors can fish without a license from Naples Pier 24 hours a day.
The Naples Municipal Beach & Fishing Pier is one of the most popular attractions in Naples, FL. Built in 1888 as a freight and passenger dock, ...read more
Nokomis Beach is the area’s oldest public beach and is quite popular with families and fishing enthusiasts.
Nokomis Beach also offers some of the best surfing on Florida's Gulf Coast!
Though not as prevalent as on ...read more
Cayo Costa (“key by the coast”) looks much like it did 500 years ago when European settlers arrived.
The park is one of Florida’s most underdeveloped islands where visitors are rewarded with acres of pine ...read more
Barefoot Beach Preserve is 342 acres of unspoiled land and one of the last undeveloped barrier islands on on the west coast of Florida.
Listed as one of Travelocity's Top 25 Beaches in the United States. ...read more
Several miles of secluded white sandy beach with plenty of room to play, relax, or gather shells, garnered Bowman’s Beach a No. 5 ranking in Travelocity’s 2011 Top 25 Beaches in the United States.
This Sanibel Island ...read more
Tigertail Beach on Marco Island offers beautiful white sand, shelling, tidal pool exploration and a playground making this a great family beach and one of the most popular in the area.
Tigertail Beach is rated as the region's top ...read more
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park is a mile-long 166-acre park paradise for nature lovesr that is separated from the mainland by tidal creeks and mangrove swamps. The park offers visitors the opportunity to swim, scuba dive, kayak or ...read more
Sandy coastline and crystal clear water in a park setting – what could be better?
Located at the southwestern tip of Lido Key, the 100-acre South Lido Park is surrounded by water – Gulf of Mexico, Big Pass, Sarasota ...read more
Slap on the sunscreen, pack a few beach games and head out to some of the best beaches in the world. A good starting point is Siesta Key Beach. Ranked second on Dr. Beach's annual list of America's Best Beaches, Siesta Key Beach is 99 percent pure-quartz sand, perhaps the finest and whitest you'll ever see. More of this famous sand can be found on Crescent Beach running just south of Siesta Beach to Point of Rocks. TripAdvisor ranked Crescent Beach No.10 on its 2011 list of Top 25 Beaches in the United States. Once you step foot in the powder sugar soft sand you'll understand why folks come from all over the world to relax and enjoy these top area beaches.
To the north of Sarasota is the barrier island of Anna Maria. Anna Maria's pristine white sand, "old-Florida" laid back atmosphere and historic Bridge Street Pier keep visitors returning year after year.
Once you step foot in the powder sugar soft sand you'll understand why folks come from all over the world to relax and enjoy these top area beaches.