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Sarasota’s GT Marine And Original Oil Paintings

Sarasota’s GT Marine And Original Oil Paintings by Siesta Key artist Lloyd Dobson commissioned by GT Marine.
Sarasota welcomes the new boat dealership GT Marine. New to the area but certainly not new to the marina business. Stop into their new location at 7981 Tamiami Trail, say hello to the General Manager David Warren, his friendly crew, check out their new and used boats and look at their walls decorated with original oil paintings of their boat line by Lloyd Dobson Artist.

These are the 5 commissioned paintings and now hanging on their walls:










GT Marine has 4 locations in the Central Florida area. Their locations are conveniently located in the following:

1) Clermont: Serving the Orlando Area
2) Clearwater: Serving the Clearwater & Tampa Area
3) Tierra Verde: Serving the St.Petersburg and surrounding area
4) Sarasota: Serving south of the Skyway Bridge area

Their Boat Dealerships, have a wide variety of new and used boats. Their Factory Certified Service departments can service any boat or motor. As well as a full ship store for all of your boating needs. Some of our locations even offer apparel, fishing supplies, and sunglasses!

New & Used Boat Sales

GT Marine has the entire lineup of Seafox, Crownline, Shearwater, Sterling, Blackwood, and Cobia Boats. We also have a wide variety of used boats for sale!

Parts and Service

Their Factory Trained technicians, can help you with any motor or boat related issues. They are a certified warranty department for: Yamaha, Mercury, Mercruiser, and Honda marine. We also offer a wide range of OEM Parts.

Ship Store

They have access to over 30,000 marine parts for next day delivery to our store. If you need it we can get it.

Bait,Tackle, and Apparel

Currently our Clearwater location offers a wide variety of freshwater and saltwater bait and tackle. We also offer apparel from Costa, Guy Harvey, and other major brands.

You can view or buy Lloyd Dobson Artist oil paintings from his website  www.LloydDobsonArtist.com or visit Lloyd every Sunday at the Siesta Key Farmers Market located at 5104 Ocean Blvd in the Siesta Key, Florida Village from 8am to 1pm. He ships FREE to the lower US 48 and Canada.



Florida Beach Art

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Florida Beach Art can help make any home have a happy warm feeling by sharing this 1,200 miles of coastline in an original oil painting or in a Giclee/Canvas print. Lloyd Dobson Siesta Key – Sarasota artist captures these tropical beach scenes with affordable pricing and FREE shipping  to the lower US 48 and Canada.

Also available off his website at the “SHOP FOR PRODUCTS” tab are the following items with his paintings printed on the product: Tote Bags, Throw Pillows, Beach Towels, Round

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Beach Towels, Shower Curtains, Duvet Covers, Greeting Cards, Cell Phone Cases, Apparel (T-Shirts, etc), Prints, Metal Art and Canvas Prints.

Whether you are a winter visitor, vacationer or full-time resident, Florida’s 1,200 miles of coastline is yours to enjoy and we’re going to help you by giving you all of the details on the best FLorida Beach City: Sarasota.

Sarasota is in a county of the same name: Sarasota County which is home to other favorite small towns including Venice, Englewood, and Longboat Key. Beautiful SarasotaA - Siesta Key Beach #1 Bay separates the county’s barrier islands from the mainland. With its 40 miles of beaches, Sarasota County is one of America’s most desirable places to live and to vacation.

Sarasota accommodations are varied and many and you can choose from a quaint Sarasota inn, to a Sarasota resort and even a Sarasota motel or two. You can find Sarasota vacation rentals in Siesta Key condos, Sarasota condominiums and Sarasota villas. Sarasota Restaurants throughout the County are many and palate pleasing!

In Venice, Café Venice Restaurant & Wine Bar is the place to go. Cork on St. Armand’s Circle on Lido Key was named “Best New Restaurant.” It’s a pretty exciting place with exciting food! Ophelia’s on the Bay offers beautiful alfresco dining overlooking Sarasota Bay and Euphemia Haye on Longboat Key is legendary. Gift certificates to all of these well known and great restaurants are available in The Florida Beach Book. Try them all!

On to the beaches!

1_-_Turtle_Beach1) Turtle Beach

Location: South end of Siesta Key

Hours: sunrise to sunset

Parking: parking lots are free and plentiful

Amenities: ½ mile beach, free Wi-Fi at the Campground, boat ramps, canoe/kayak launch area, horseshoes, picnic shelters with grills, playground, restrooms, volleyball courts, campground, restaurants within walking distance


1_-_Cresent_Beach2) Crescent Beach

Location: Siesta Key. Beach Access #12 – Stickney Point Road & Access #13 – Point O’ Rocks Road

Hours: sunrise to sunset

Parking: limited, roadside

Amenities: none


1_-_Siesta_Key_Beach_With_Blue_Lifeguard_Stand3) Siesta Key Beach

Location: 948 Beach Road, south end of Beach Road, Siesta Key

Hours: sunrise to sunset

Parking: free lot

Amenities: .4 mile beach, lifeguards, restrooms, showers, picnic tables and grills, concessions, volleyball courts, handicapped accessible and handicapped wheelchair, soccer field, tennis courts, safety building, ball fields.

Siesta Key (Accesses)

Location: There are 10 beach access points on the north side of Siesta Key:

Beach Access #1 – Shell Road

Siesta Drive, west to Higel, west on Shell Road

No Swimming

Beach Access #2 – Avenida Messina1_-_Beach_Access_#2_-_Avenida_Messina

Ocean Boulevard, west on Avenida Messina

No Swimming

Beach Access #5 – Ocean Boulevard

Ocean Boulevard and Beach Road Intersection

Beach Access #7 – Calle de la Siesta

Beach Road and Calle de la Siesta

Beach Access # 8 – Plaza de las Palmas 1

Off of Beach Road, north of Siesta Beach

Beach Access # 9 – Plaza de las Palmas 2

Off of Beach Road, north of Siesta Beach

Beach Access # 10 – Calle del Invierno

Beach Road, north of Siesta Beach

Hours: sunrise to sunset

Parking: free, limited on street

Amenities: none


1_-_South_Lido_Key_Beach_Park4) South Lido Beach (Park)

Location: south end of Ben Franklin Drive at the southern tip of Lido Key

Hours: sunrise to sunset

Parking: free lot

Amenities: 640 feet of gulf beach, 3500 ft on the Bay, seasonal lifeguards, picnic tables and grills, jogging trail, multi-purpose field, nature trails, playground, self-guided canoeing trail, restrooms, volleyball courts, observation tower and decks, showers


1_-_Lido_Beach5) Lido Beach

Location: 400 Ben Franklin Drive, one half mile southwest of St. Armand’s Circle, Lido Key

Hours: sunrise to sunset

Parking: free lot

Amenities: 3100 feet of beach, 15 acres, lifeguards, handicapped access and handicapped wheelchair, concessions, gift shop, observation decks, playground, recreation building, restrooms, showers, picnic tables, 25 meter swimming pool


1_-_North_Lido_Beach6) North Lido Beach

Location:  400 Bean Franklin Drive, one quarter mile northwest of St. Armand’s Circle, off John Ringling Blvd., Lido Key

Hours: sunrise to sunset

Parking: free, small lot

Amenities: 77 acres, nature trail, handicapped accessible

The Best Florida Beach City – Sarasota, welcomes you for a day, a week, or for the rest of your life. Now what are you waiting for? Get swimming! 

You can find Lloyd Dobson and his Florida Tropical Art For Sale In Florida oil paintings every Sunday from 8am to 1pm at the Siesta Key Farmers Market – 5104 Ocean Blvd. in the Village on Siesta Key, Florida and you can watch paint these tropical beach scenes LIVE every Wednesday morning from 9am to 12 noon at the Siesta Key Public Beach pavilion – 948 Beach Road, Siesta Key, Florida.