Pool season

How to Keep Your Kids Safe Around the Water This Summer

One of the owners of Aqua-Tots Swim Schools shares four simple tips to keep in mind.

05/18/2022 By Samantha Lane

Bay Watch

Help the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program Check on Our Seagrass This Weekend

Become a citizen scientist by recording the health and quality of Sarasota Bay seagrass.

04/26/2022 By Allison Forsyth

All Aboard

Bay Runner Trolley Launches March 2

The trolley will offer complimentary service between downtown Sarasota, St. Armands Circle and Lido Beach.

02/25/2022 By Staff

Hot Topic

Sarasota Magazine Writer to Discuss 'Who Owns Florida's Beaches?' on WSLR

Isaac Eger will discuss his award-winning 2021 story about the privatization of Florida's beaches with 12th Judicial Circuit attorney Gabriele Plendl.

02/16/2022 By Staff

Climate Change

New Report Predicts More Than a Foot of Sea Level Rise for Sarasota-Manatee

Sarasota and Manatee counties can expect 14-18 inches of sea level rise, a new report predicts.

02/15/2022 By Megan McDonald

Love Notes

Five Easy Yet Romantic Valentine's Day Date Ideas

Head to the park or a beach, pretend you're a tourist at a local attraction, and more.

02/07/2022 By Heather Dunhill

Politics

Panel Discusses 'Who Owns Florida's Beaches?'

Inspired by an award-winning Sarasota Magazine story, a Sarasota Tiger Bay Club panel on Thursday discussed the complex legalities of where the public beach ends and where private ownership begins.

01/06/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Event

Sarasota Tiger Bay Panel Will Discuss the Growing Privatization of Local and State Public Beaches

Some people have been arrested for walking on Sarasota beaches they’ve used for years. Why is this happening—and is it legal?

12/17/2021 By Staff

My Opinion

Sarasota Just Lost Some More of Its Public Beaches

Isaac Eger tells us about the new ordinance that further privatizes the Sarasota shoreline.

10/26/2021 By Isaac Eger

Awards

Our Story 'Who Owns Florida’s Beaches?' Just Won a National Award

Our article about the privatization of Florida’s shoreline was one of our top-awarded and read stories this year.

10/15/2021 By Staff

Red Tide

Sarasota DOH: Red Tide Is Present in the Gulf (Again)

Elevated levels of red tide have been detected at most Sarasota County beaches.

10/07/2021 By Staff

Environment

Celebrate 'National Cleanup Day' in Sarasota This Weekend

North and South Sarasota County parks and beaches will have community cleanup events on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 8-10 a.m.

09/13/2021 Photography by Allison Forsyth

Staycation Days

Airbnb 'Experiences' Offer Less Traditional Vacation Activities

Check out these Sarasota locals who host experiences anyone can book online, tourist or not.

06/30/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Heat Reprieve

These Area Hotels Offer Pool Day Passes

No pool? No problem. Stay cool, meet out-of-towners and craft a staycation day this summer.

06/28/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Take a Dip

Lido Beach Pool Is Now Open

The pool is open Tuesday through Sunday, weather permitting.

06/17/2021 By Staff

Neighborhood Guide

A Guide to Venice's 14 Miles of Beaches

Sharks' teeth and dog-friendly shores make up some of the most unique beaches in Southwest Florida.

03/01/2021 By Pam Daniel

Neighborhood Guide

The Best Restaurants on Anna Maria Island

With everything from fine dining palaces to low-key burger shacks, Anna Maria Island provides plenty of options for great food.

01/04/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Neighborhood Guide

Anna Maria Island Offers a Taste of Old Florida

Three communities, each with its own distinct personality, make up this popular vacation destination.

01/04/2021 By Ilene Denton

Neighborhood Snapshots

What to Do on Anna Maria Island

Think of Anna Maria as a seven-mile-long necklace with three cities shining like jewels.

01/01/2021 By Su Byron

Insider's Guide

The Ultimate Guide to Sarasota's Award-Winning Beaches

Everything you need to know about the greatest shores on Earth.

12/05/2020 By Pam Daniel