While Sarasota, Florida may be known as "The Cultural Coast of Florida," that's not to say there isn't plenty of physical activity to keep you busy here.
From boating to dozens of golf courses, to hundreds of tennis courts, to our beautiful beaches, to some of the best fishing in Florida, Sarasota has whatever recreation you care to try.
Siesta Key Beach - The Whitest Sand in the World. Maps, facilities and descriptions of Sarasota's beautiful beaches. Longboat Key and Lido Key to Venice, your complete guide to the beaches of Sarasota County
With more than 80 golf courses and nearly a quarter of the residents playing-this is the place for golf. For a complete listing of public and semi-private golf courses in Sarasota and Manatee Counties visit the Sarasota Golf Guide.
Some of the best fishing in the world is found in the waters around Sarasota. From offshore sport fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, to the bays, flats and Intracoastal waterway, there are plenty of fishing charters to take you there. Also, before you drop a hook in the water, you'll want to become familiar with Florida Fishing Regs
Bringing your boat to Sarasota? You'll need someplace to keep it. From Bradenton to Venice, here's a
list of marinas. Services and rates will vary. Be sure to call them for locations and Mile Marker information.
It's always beach time in Sarasota. There are a number of marathons, half marathons, beach runs, biking events and even a music marathon. Check our Exercise Tips page for list of those events and locations.
Details on spring training
schedules for the:
• Atlanta Braves in Kissimmee
• Baltimore Orioles in Sarasota
• Boston Red Sox in Ft. Myers
• Detroit Tigers in Lakeland
• Miami Marlins in Jupiter
• Houston Astros in Kissimmee
• Minnesota Twins in Fort Myers
• New York Mets in Port St. Lucie
• New York Yankees in Tampa
• Philadelphia Phillies in Clearwater
• Pittsburgh Pirates in Bradenton
• St. Louis Cardinals in Jupiter
• Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg
• Toronto Blue Jays in Dunedin
• Washington Nationals in Melbourne
Details on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers schedule and ticket info.
Take a sail, rent a power boat. Miles of Gulf waters and miles of calm bays and inland waters invite you to explore. View some important
boat speed zones maps for the Intracoastal Waterway.
Detail on tracks for local NASCAR and CART fans.