If you plan on being in Sarasota for a vacation and you plan to be on the beach much of the time, I suggest getting yourself a canopy. Becky and I found that not only was it nice to have a spot of our own, but it makes that spot feel about 10 to 15 degrees cooler. This Coleman wide base 12×12 canopy we found it affordable, great to have if you’re having guests join you. It can be adjusted so the back or front can be lowered while the opposite side stays up. It is worth having one.
We purchased ours on Amazon, here’s the link!