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Sarasota, Florida - Scenic Drives

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  • 30 minutes
  • 2.8 miles (4 km)

This scenic shoreline byway starts at the south end of the seven-mile Anna Maria Island and ends 2.8 miles to the north in historic Bradenton Beach. Gulf Drive, as the natives call the throughway, offers its travelers fine views of the Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota Bay, and Coquina Beach. Swimming, sun...

  • Allow 8 minutes.
  • 4 miles (6 km)

Palma Sola (the Solitary Palm) was named for a large solitary palm near the beach that became a beacon point for sailors. The large solitary palm beckoned many a sailor home and guided him safely in into harbor.Many different groups of people have settled in this area, leaving their mark on the land...

  • 69 miles (111 km)

The Windows to the Gulf Coast Waters Scenic Highway travels along US41 from the Sarasota/Charlette County line to the Manatee/HillsboroughCounty line for a total of 70 unforgettable Florida miles. The Windows to the Gulf Coast Waters Scenic Highway provides a urban driving experience with roadside a...

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