List of the best beaches in Sarasota, Siesta Key, Lido Key and Longboat Key, Venice & Bradenton, Florida. The top ten most beautiful beaches near famous St. Armands Circle. Must Do Visitor Guides helps plan your trip to the best sand and surf on the Gulf Coast.
Kapalua Bay Beach photo courtesy of Praveen. With its beautiful sand and protected bay lined by palm trees and lava rock, Kapalua Beach is one of the most popular beaches in the state. In fact, this northwestern beach, located mere minutes from the historic whaling port of Lahaina, has consistently ranked among the top beaches in the nation by numerous travel publications.
Coronado Beach is constantly rated as one of the most romantic beaches, as well as one of the best beaches in the world for families. Directions: Take I-5 South to the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge exit (California Highway 75). Cross the bay and drop down onto Coronado Island. The first stoplight is Orange Avenue.