Gulf Coast Beaches

on the Gulf of Mexico in Sunny SW Florida

Sneak a peek at seven captivating islands offering unique personalities, natural beauty and a profusion of recreational options!

Sport fishermen, birders, and kayakers will appreciate the pristine shores and waterways of Anna Maria and Manasota Key where guided turtle walks along the beach are offered in June and July. Sophisticated Longboat Key beckons golf and tennis enthusiasts with pampered luxury… while Lido… the epicenter of shopping, is just a short stroll from the public beach to St. Armands Circle. 

Ranked among America’s most beautiful, is Siesta’s Crescent Beach, where toddlers to seniors relish the feel of ultra-fine, crystal white sand. Drive across Casey’s one-lane, swing-bridge and glimpse the lodgings of famous people…like…Stephen King and Martina Navratilova. Then head to the Island of Venice where you can sift the sandy beaches for fossilized sharks teeth. Do you have a four-legged friend? Venice features the Best “Paw Beach Park” in the state!