• Beaches & Bay

A beach, boating and sport fishing paradise.

Dazzling white sand beaches and warm, emerald waters.

Two blocks from The Mark you can tie up your boat at Marina Jack or travel just over the John Ringling Causeway to the private Sarasota Yacht Club. The area plays host to numerous prestigious international sailing regattas and events throughout the year. A new Olympic-class rowing competition and training facility draws teams and fans from around the world.

The renowned key islands of Sarasota lie between Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, offering endless opportunities for water-inspired activities. Boating, kayaking and fishing are enjoyed year-round. Waterfront eateries and beach bars beckon from nearly every shore. You can even wiggle your toes in the powder soft sands of Siesta Key, named the #1 Beach in the United States in 2015 by Dr. Beach.

Whether you're taking in a sunset on Casey Key or casting to tarpon in Midnight Pass, the beaches and waterways of Sarasota provide year-round inspiration and adventure.