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Our favorite beach in the area! Crystal clear water with shallows allow you to walk out into the Gulf for great snorkeling and fish sighting. This beach is generally not as crowded as others in Sarasota.
On Siesta Key but not as crowded as Siesta Beach. Different sand, smaller beach, one restaurant nearby.
The sand might not be the same as on Siesta Beach, but Turtle also located on Siesta Key- well out of the way of the giant crowds. For the active types I recommend renting a kayak or paddle board and exploring the mangroves of the Jim Neville Marine Preserve. There are several rental companies…
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“Dolphin and sunset cruise. There are about 150 bottlenose dolphins live in the Sarasota Bay. You will have a chance to look at all the fancy houses and private beaches from the boat. You will have a 90% chance to see dolphins jumping and playing in front of you. Of course, you will pass by the "night club" of birds in the center island. Lastly, a complimentary drink just makes your trip so much more romantic with the breathtaking sunset view.”
- 4 locals recommend
“Great Beach - a bit touristy now - we miss the days when it was an old Tiki Hut! Drum Circle at night is very "New Age" Not my thing but many people love it. Great Eats at the Concession. ”
- 167 locals recommend
“Beautiful gardens and trees throughout. Nice history of a Sarasota landmark. Kids will love the play area too.”
- 90 locals recommend