Where Can You Find Waterfront Real Estate?

Whether you’re looking for a first family home, vacation property, or comfortable place to retire, the warming Sarasota real estate market offers a variety of properties, many of them on the water.

Choose from waterfront communities with views of the expansive Gulf of Mexico, beautiful Sarasota Bay, and the intricate canals and waterways of Florida’s gulf coast. The ocean is a big part of Sarasota living, and these three neighborhoods can help you enjoy it best:

Golden Gate Point

Just a five-minute drive from downtown Sarasota, Golden Gate Point is an exclusive luxury community of homes surrounded by water on three sides. This peninsula is located due west of downtown and spans more than 20 acres.

Golden Gate Point is one of the Sarasota neighborhoods best-loved by families. It offers residents a welcoming and cozy community that is walking distance from top attractions such as Bayfront Park, St. Armands Circle and Marina Jack.

Its palm-lined, cobblestone streets make it feel quaint and friendly. Its elegant homes, villas, and condominiums give it an air of luxury and an impressive variety of residences to select from despite the size of the peninsula.

Many of these properties face the tranquil waters of Sarasota Bay with breathtaking views. Watch sailboats rock in the afternoon sun, fishing boats bring in their daily catch, and palms sway against the bright blue Gulf waters from the balcony of your bay-front home.

Bird Key

Across the bay from Golden Gate Point is Bird Key, a private community of about 500 homes with water on all sides – perfect for those who love to fish, sail, or cruise the Gulf of Mexico.

Connected to mainland Sarasota by the Ringling Causeway, Bird Key offers the best of both worlds: the privacy of a tropical island community, with the convenience of proximity to downtown Sarasota and its amenities and business/employment opportunities.

Here, Sarasota real estate reaches a whole new level of luxury. Bird Key offers exquisite waterfront homes, both on the bay and along its winding canals. This community has an Old Florida feel, with many of its residents being long-time members of the Bird Key Yacht Club.
In true Florida tradition, this yacht club is more than a place for boaters to congregate. The club offers a variety of sports, a fabulous restaurant, and a myriad of social events to pique all interests.

Bird Key is all about the ocean and social involvement, making it one of the most prestigious waterfront communities in the area.

Siesta Key

Siesta Key can never be left off the list of the best Sarasota neighborhoods for waterfront properties.

Siesta Key has access to the Gulf of Mexico on one side, and Little Sarasota Bay on the other. Watch dolphins play along the white sand shores as the sun sets over the Gulf waters.

Alternatively, paddle the quieter waters on the bayside, exploring finger-like islands as you go. Whether you’re keen to relax or adventure, Siesta Key has the perfect home for you and your family.

Plentiful options for luxury single family homes and condos along the waterfront and near Siesta Beach are available.

Siesta Key also offers an excellent proximity to downtown Sarasota like the other waterfront communities mentioned above, although it’s slightly farther. The island boasts a number of excellent restaurants, fun shops – including a few grocery stores – and plenty of activities.

Call The Experts

As a Premier Sarasota real estate company, we know our area’s waterfront communities better than anyone and can help you pinpoint the perfect option for your goals.

We can help you find an amenity-loaded, conveniently located home right on a beach, bay, or canal. Call Schemmel Property Group today at (941) 308-6497 to learn more about waterfront real estate in Sarasota.