BEACH BAR BASH

Sharky’s on the Pier Named Florida’s Best Beach Bar

And the restaurant's celebrating with a party on June 10.

06/06/2018 By Pam Daniel

Gulfwatch

Manatee County's Lifeguards Rank No. 1 in Florida

The 16-lifeguard patrol includes EMTs, paramedics, rescue divers, Coast Guard captains and one certified dive master.

04/26/2018 By Susan Burns

The Dredge Report

Recycling Vast Expanses of Sand Has Become the Price of Paradise

Dredging New Pass this year will replenish Lido and Longboat's eroded beaches.

04/26/2018 By Tom Bayles

Real estate

Sarasota Ranked No. 9 in List of Affordable Vacation Home Destinations

The real estate brokerage Redfin recently ranked Sarasota as No. 9 in a list of the country's 15 most affordable beach towns for buying a vacation home.

06/16/2017 By staff

Environment

Sea Turtle Patrols Begin Again This Week

A group of scientists, interns and volunteers will soon begin monitoring 35 miles of beaches from Longboat Key to Venice.

04/11/2017 By staff

Tourism

Anna Maria Island Festival Highlights Beaches, Food Trucks

The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce is holding the Beach 'n Food Truck Festival from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 8.

03/21/2017 By staff

Transportation

Free Open-Air Trolley Coming to Siesta Key

Sarasota County Area Transit recently contracted with the private company Ride Right Transit to operate an open-air transit vehicle on Siesta Key.

03/01/2017 By staff

Sunshine Memories

We're Still Living in Paradise

Even 100 years later.

12/28/2016

Instasarasota

Our Favorite Photos on Instagram This Week - 9/7/16

Stormy nights, beaches, birds -- here's what we loved on Instagram this week.

09/07/2016 By Lana Allen

Environment

Jupiter Company Completes Longboat Key Sand Deliveries

Stewart Materials has successfully supplied 307,000 tons of custom beach sand to Longboat Key as part of the town's beach renourishment project, completing its work two months ahead of schedule.

07/22/2016 Research by staff

Tourism

County Marks Completion of Siesta Renourishment

Sarasota County celebrated the completion of a $21.5 million South Siesta Key Beach renourishment project on Monday.

06/13/2016 Research by staff

InstaSarasota

Our 14 Favorite #Sarasota Photographs on Instagram This Week

Birds, beaches, bridges, bars--here are our favorite Sarasota photos from Instagram this week.

06/08/2016 By Margo Rometo

Environment

Longboat Key Beach Nourishment Project Begins

Trucks carrying sand from a mine in Immokalee arrived on Longboat Key Wednesday.

04/06/2016 Research by staff

Article

Our 8 Favorite #Sarasota Photographs on Instagram This Week - 1/26/16

This week: A perfect rose, saturated sunsets and clear, cool beach days.

01/26/2016 By Megan McDonald

Article

Our 8 Favorite #Sarasota Photographs on Instagram This Week

This week: The circus tent goes up, lightning strikes on Lido Beach and more.

01/22/2016 By Sarasota Magazine

Article

Our 8 Favorite Sarasota Photographs on Instagram This Week

This week: peacocks on Longboat Key, a fiery Siesta Key sunset, Mable Ringling's roses and more.

01/07/2016 By Sarasota Magazine

Here We Grow

Anna Maria Island's Building Boom Sparks a Civil War

On once-quiet and charming Anna Maria Island, developers and longtime residents are battling over growth. What's ahead for this piece of paradise?

01/01/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Article

Our 8 Favorite Sarasota Photos on Instagram This Week - 12/31/15

Here are our 8 favorite Sarasota photos on Instagram this week, including golden sunsets, pink flamingos and blue skies on the beach.

12/31/2015 By Sarasota Magazine

InstaSarasota

Our 8 Favorite #Sarasota Photos on Instagram This Week - 12/18/15

Here are our 8 favorite Sarasota photographs on Instagram this week, from colorful sunsets to bright blooms to jumping dolphins.

12/18/2015 By Sarasota Magazine

InstaSarasota

Our 8 Favorite #Sarasota Photos on Instagram This Week - 12/4/15

This week: Sunny Siesta Key Beach, watercolor sunsets over Longboat Key, a fluffy pink flamingo and more.

12/04/2015 By Sarasota Magazine