Florida Weather. The Best. Don’t forget to grab the beach towels and Tommy Bahama chairs we have stocked for you! The chairs also have a little cooler on the back, so grab an ice pack from the freezer and bring a drink to the beach! To close the chairs, stand behind, hold the handle on top, and step on the back leg. It should close easily and you can clip it flat.
Lido Key Beach is the closest beach to Sarasota and easily one of the nicest. Reached via the John Ringling Causeway, Lido Key Beach has soft, whitish sand lapped by the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. It’s about 3 miles from Casa Limon!
Lido Park Beach features free parking, along with other convenient amenities like restrooms, picnic tables, and cooking grilles.
4 Miles from Casa Limon! Siesta Key's long coastline stretches north to south and features beaches of 99% pure quartz sand that is always cool to the touch. Everyone from Morning walkers, to daytime sunbathers, to evening sunset photographers can enjoy the spectacular vista of aquamarine Gulf Coast waters.
Parking and admission is free to all the beaches on Siesta Key –Siesta Public Beach, Crescent Beach, and Turtle Beach. Siesta Public Beach has a large parking lot with 850 spaces.
Rent your own kayaks and boards by the hour and enjoy a day at the beach! They also offer lessons and tours. They can deliver as well.
Sharkey's LED illuminated Night & Sunset Tour on Glass Bottom Kayaks in Sarasota is a fun and different experience!
From the Trip Advisor Website:
We offer the Ultimate Adventure with our Glass Bottom Kayak LED illuminated Night & Sunset Tours! Our LED Sunset Tours start at 8pm and our LED Night Tours start at 9:30pm every night. We'll start by paddling through mangrove canals and then explore along mangrove shorelines and shallow grass flats. We'll look for various sea-life and seabirds as we paddle through a shallow harbor. We'll explore the underwater views with our custom high powered underwater LED lights as you look for fish, stingrays, crabs, shrimp and other sea-life as we illuminate the waters around us. The views of the John Ringling Causeway Bridge and The City of Sarasota Skyline is awesome! With literally nothing to do at night in Water Sports, our Glass Bottom Kayak LED illuminated Night & Sunset Tours are perfect for families, friends, large groups, or an unforgettable date night under the stars or at Sunset! Our kayaks have no drain holes so you can wear full clothing with shoes and even stay warm in the winter!
Enjoy a fun-filled, active excursion—and get up close and personal with Lido Key's spectacular mangrove forests—on this stand-up paddleboarding tour. Pick from several morning and afternoon start times, meet at the departure point in Ted Sperling Park, and set off after a brief introduction. You'll paddle out on Sarasota Bay; will head into the Lido Mangrove Tunnels; and will look out for wildlife like dolphins, manatees, and bald eagles.
Family friendly area for kids and adults! Owned and operated by the City of Sarasota Parks and Recreation District. Open 10am-10pm daily, 365 days a year. Free admission!
This beautiful zoo has shows, interactive exhibits, and trails to explore. Open 363 days a year, closed on Christmas Day and Thanksgiving.