Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Re/Max Palm Realty
According to Google maps it is 57 miles and 65 minutes from the Tampa Airport to the 34236 zip code, which would considered downtown Sarasota. There is an airport here in Sarasota as well if it suits your travel plans. I have provided a map link for directions from the Tampa Airport. Please let me know if you have any other questions you would like answered.
My contact information is below,
Benjamin Litke PA
Coldwell Banker Siesta Key
Sarasota County is the largest county in the state of Florida. So it depends on where you are going/coming from., traffic and other factors. In a range of 40 minutes to a little over an hour.
It's not an unpleasant trip.
Many folks have elected to buy beach homes in Pinellas County to eliminate that drive everytime the visiit their vacation home.
I just posted a 'big waterview' in Palm Harbor on my blog. (no beach).