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Discover Sarasota’s Stunning Sandbars with The Thompson Group

Jennifer Thompson

Sarasota, Florida, is renowned for its luxury real estate, but its natural beauty is equally captivating. Among the many treasures of this coastal paradise are its sandbars. These shallow spots in the waterways are perfect for swimming, snorkeling, bird watching, and simply enjoying the sun. The Thompson Group, your local real estate experts, invites you to discover these unique and vibrant locales that make Sarasota so special.

Jewfish Key Sandbar: The Heart of Sandbar Culture

Located between Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key, Jewfish Key is a must-visit. The shallow, white-sand stretch is a hub of activity, attracting boats and sun-seekers alike. It's an ideal spot to relax on an inner tube, enjoy the company of fellow sandbar enthusiasts, and watch the world go by. Remember to stay mindful of the tides and currents to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

Dock and Dine: Nearby, Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Shore offer delightful dining options with picturesque views and mouth-watering seafood dishes.

Beer Can Island: A Tranquil Escape

Opposite Jewfish Key, Beer Can Island is a serene retreat. Known for its beautiful beach lined with weathered Australian pine trees, it’s a favorite spot for photographers and nature lovers. Accessible primarily by boat, this sandbar offers a quieter, more relaxed atmosphere compared to its busier counterparts.

Passage Key: An Isolated Oasis

Passage Key, located at the entrance to Tampa Bay, offers a truly unique experience. This sandbar, formed by a freshwater spring, is known for its crystal-clear waters and expansive waist-deep areas perfect for snorkeling and socializing. While it’s a protected wildlife refuge, visitors can enjoy its beauty while respecting its natural inhabitants.

Dock and Dine: After your visit, head to Rod & Reel Pier on Anna Maria Island or the historic Cortez fishing village for some authentic local cuisine.

Sharker’s Island: A Wildlife Haven

In the brackish waters of Sarasota Bay, Sharker’s Island stands out for its rich biodiversity. This sandbar is a fantastic spot for shelling and observing marine life, including unique species found only in this area. It’s a favorite among kayakers and nature enthusiasts exploring the nearby mangrove tunnels of Ted Sperling Park.

Dock and Dine: Enjoy a meal at Marina Jack or O’Leary’s in downtown Sarasota after a day of adventure.

Sand Dollar Island: A Marine Wonderland

Near Big Pass, Sand Dollar Island offers fine quartz sand and is a hotspot for swimmers and sealife enthusiasts. Here, you can find sand dollars and other marine treasures while enjoying the stunning sunsets that Sarasota is famous for.

Snake Island: A Local Favorite

Located where the Venice Jetty meets the Intracoastal Waterway, Snake Island is a beloved spot for barbecues and family gatherings. Despite erosion over the years, it remains a popular destination for boaters and beachgoers alike. It’s a place where old and new friends come together to enjoy the beautiful waters and friendly atmosphere.

Dock and Dine: The Crow’s Nest Tavern and Marina is just across the channel, offering a great place to unwind after a day on the island.

Experience the Best of Sarasota

The Thompson Group is committed to helping you discover the best of Sarasota, from its luxurious real estate to its natural wonders. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell a property or simply explore the beauty of the area, we are here to guide you every step of the way. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you make the most of Sarasota’s stunning landscapes and vibrant community.


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