Sarasota is a city located in Sarasota County on the south-western coast of the state of Florida in the United States. Its current official limits include Sarasota Bay and many barrier islands between the bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
Sarasota and Her Islands
The islands separating Sarasota Bay from the gulf near the city are known as keys. As of today, the keys included in the boundary of Sarasota are Lido Key, St. Armands Key, Otter Key, Coon Key, Bird Key, and portions of Siesta Key. Out of these, Lido Key and Siesta Key are popular for their excellent quality of sandy beaches.