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Earn Prizes Using the Beach Pass on Visit Sarasota App

As you explore area beaches, unlock the Beach Pass to earn exclusive prizes!

Beach Pass Program on the Visit Sarasota App

A guide to Sarasota from sea to shining sea! Sarasota County has 35+ miles of coastline offering a variety of beaches fit for each personality. Enjoy the water by swimming, boating, or something more adventurous like parasailing, and dig your toes into the different types of sand to activate vacation mode! Trust, when you’re this close to the Top Beach in the U.S., the sense of “ahhhh” really sinks in.  

Looking to make the most of your beach getaway? Opt into the Sarasota Beach Pass to browse 20 of our favorite beaches. If you decide to indulge, be sure to check in! You’ll unlock levels and prizes that only Beach Pass Ambassadors are privy to! At the very least, you’ll have explored paradise and will take home the greatest treasure of all: the memory of Sarasota's 35 miles of coastline – and a few sunsets if you’re lucky!

How to Play

  1. Download the Visit Sarasota App from Google Play or The Apple Store 
  2. Tap to select the Beach Pass along the bottom of the app. You will be prompted to create a login, if you do not have one already. This will be your email address (and you will have to determine a password). 
  3. Discover and explore area beaches on the Beach Pass list. There are 20 beaches listed throughout Sarasota County. The Pass will sort by proximity. Tap the name of a beach to learn more about it and get directions. 
  4. If you want to earn prizes, “Check In” to beaches on the Beach Pass list. (To Check In, click  “Beach Check In”. The app will refer to your GPS location to check in. You must be within a half mile of the address listed for each beach in order to check in to that beach.)
  5. Check in to a total of 1 beach to reach the first level; 5 beaches to reach the second level; and 10 beaches to reach the third and final level.

Levels and Prizes*

Level 1 – Dipping Your Toes in the Water!

Once you check in to 1 beach, you’re eligible for a coupon to an area restaurant!

Level 2 – Making Waves! 

Once you check in to 5 beaches, you’re eligible for a Sarasota Area Swag Bag, including a Visit Sarasota-branded drawstring bag, sunglasses, lip balm and more!

Level 3 – Final Level – Life’s A Beach!

Once you check in to 10 beaches, you’re eligible for an exclusive Sarasota Beach Pass Ambassador prize package – which only Level 3 achievers receive! This includes a custom-designed 24 oz. Tervis** Tumbler water bottle, made locally in Sarasota County and worth $25! You'll also receive an eco-friendly Visit Sarasota-branded lunchbox. A true starter kit for life at the beach (or at least meals at the beach!). 

How to Claim Your Prizes

Stop by our Downtown Sarasota Visitor Center and show the Beach Pass Check-In. 

Our Downtown Sarasota Visitor Center is located inside the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce building at 1945 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota, FL 34236. To reach the Visitor Center by phone, dial 941-706-1253.

*While supplies last.

**The Visit Sarasota County Beach Pass is sponsored by .

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