Lido Beach boasts having the best sunset in Sarasota. People gather after 5:00 o'clock to watch the descent into the ocean. With the great expanse of beach and ocean, the sunset is wonderful. Clearwater claims to have the best sunsets on the coast and was voted the best beach town in 2013. It doesn't seem to matter much, as long as there are great expanses of sand and sea and the clouds are high in the sky.