Sarasota Recreation

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.

Sarasota Beaches

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

Sarasota Golf

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.

Sarasota Fishing

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

Sarasota Marinas

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.

Sarasota Exercises

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.

Spring Training

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.

Auto Racing

Detail on tracks for local NASCAR and CART fans.