Insider's Guide

Your Guide to Sarasota Beaches

See some famous beaches

11/30/2018 By Ilene Denton

Environment

Lido Beach Nourishment Starts This Week

The project is intended to repair erosion caused by Tropical Storm Hermine in 2016, Hurricane Irma in 2017 and other storms.

11/07/2018 By Staff

Planning

Judge's Ruling Lets City Move Ahead with Big Pass Dredging

The initial Lido Key renourishment will take 950,000 cubic yards of sand from Big Pass.

05/09/2018 By Staff

Mindful Buying

Valerie Bernhard's Art Guy Workshop is a Labor of Love

A life-threatening medical condition inspired Bernhard to start her line of cotton textiles emblazoned with mindful messages.

12/20/2017 By Heather Dunhill

Insider's Guide 2017

Insider's Guide: Beaches

Our beaches are the real stars of Sarasota.

11/30/2017

Island Time

Your Guide to Sarasota's Barrier Islands

The island life is close and all around.

11/29/2017 By Su Byron

Beach Eats

The Best Local Beach Eats

The best concessions stands, from north to south.

06/01/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Siesta Takes the Crown

Dr. Beach Awards Siesta Beach With Top Honor

Siesta Beach earns the coveted top spot on Dr. Beach's annual top 10 list.

05/25/2017 By Rick Morgan

From the Editor

How to Fall in Love with Sarasota

It starts with the sea.

11/30/2016 By Pam Daniel

Instasarasota

Our Favorite Photos on Instagram This Week - 10/13/16

From serene beaches and vibrant sunsets to a day at the Ringling, here's what we loved on Instagram this week.

10/13/2016 By Lana Allen

Instasarasota

Our Favorite Photos on Instagram This Week - 10/4/16

Stormy skies, lavish sunsets and serene beaches--here's what we loved on Instagram this week.

10/04/2016 By Lana Allen

The Sound and the Fury

Sand Storm

Should the Army Corps take sand from Big Pass to replenish shrinking Lido Key? Environmental reporter Tom Bayles wades into the sound and fury.

06/22/2016 By Tom Bayles

Guide to Beaches

A Guide to Sarasota Beaches

An insider's guide to Sarasota beaches.

12/01/2015 By John McCarthy

Article

Lifeguard Cody Sullivan Keeps Beachgoers Safe

Cody Sullivan, a lifeguard on Manatee County beaches, shares his tips for staying safe in and around the water.

12/01/2015 By Megan McDonald

Article

From the Editor: My First Time on a Sarasota Beach

Pam Daniel recounts her first memory of a Sarasota beach.

12/01/2015 By Pam Daniel

Article

Florida's Coastal Nursery

For almost an hour we watched in amazement while a mother sea turtle dropped nearly 100 ping-pong sized leathery eggs into the cylindrical sandy hole

08/22/2013 By Robin Draper