Visitors to Sarasota come for the beaches, surf, and fresh seafood. Creating memories is what vacation or living a beach lifestyle is all about. Sometimes it helps to supplement those memories with beautiful photographs, whether it’s to document on social media or hang up at home. These images can last long after the experience has ended. Consider these places to take pictures in Sarasota and get ready to snap and share with friends.
Siesta Beach Lifeguard Station
This beautiful, epic landmark stands apart from many other lifeguard stations across Sarasota. Standing yellow and tall on Siesta Key Public Beach, it is easy to meet friends and family here (“find the yellow stand”) and enjoy the beautiful view together. All the while, it is fun to capture the stand against the beach’s backdrop and with sunsets and sunrises coming up as a serene backdrop.
Ringling Art Museum and Mansion
One of the most unique features in Sarasota is a beautiful mansion at the Ringling Art Museum. Ca d’Zan features beautiful views of the water with historic architecture to boot. Enjoy the calm waters and learn about the history of this pivotal space in Sarasota lore. Free entrance to the grounds with many opportunities for photos of the many outdoor and indoor spaces as well as the grounds.
Bridges are a gateway between two worlds. Think of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and Brooklyn Bridge in New York. Modern-day marvels of architecture and engineering. The Ringling Bridge is no exception as a beautiful, historic landmark. Crossing into Sarasota Bay, the bridge serves as a great inspiration for many photographers both amateur and professional. Start at Bayfront Park for sunset and to enjoy views of sailboats from the marina. Downtown Sarasota is also viewable from many angles and offers a gorgeous backdrop.
Visitors and residents who love photographing Sarasota can’t miss the mangrove tunnels on Lido Key. The beautiful naturally occurring mangroves are teeming with wildlife and scenery. Kayak through with a camera to get some great views from inside the tunnels. Capture root systems, green life, and sea life all in one place. The best time of day is early morning or later in the day when it is less crowded with people (unless this is part of the scene you’re after).
Myakka River State Park
Going after some epic nature shots? Stop by Myakka River State Park to capture stunning alligators and sea creatures or view the park from different angles. The overarching canopy and massive Spanish Moss trees serve as stunning scenery for photographs. Try different perspectives at different times of day to enjoy a beautiful shot for years to come.
Siesta Key Drum Circle
Hit Siesta Beach for fun shots of people having fun and lying free. Sunday evenings, the beach lights up with wondrous displays on the surf and sand. Catch dancers, families, kids, and many others enjoying themselves with a vibe that can only scream Sarasota all the way.
There are many places to take photographs in and around Sarasota. The nightlife is fun along with the beaches and people who make it an interesting place to live. The architecture around the area is stunning and otherworldly. Take your pick of various spots to capture whatever suits your fancy and bring those memories to life.