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Nature calls: Wild Florida in sunny Sarasota
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Beach Escape: Longboat Key
Snapshot: Nokomis Beach on Casey Key

Beaches & Parks

Sun, sand and water are three things Sarasota has an abundance of, but not all Sarasota beaches and parks are the same.

Let sun-drenched fun fill your vacation with a trip to Sarasota County's parks and beaches. Whether you want to dip in the water at one of the best beaches in the world or hike canopy trails in one of Florida's largest and oldest state parks, you'll walk away with an experience to remember!

 You can also check out our beach conditions at any time before visiting our gorgeous Gulf Coast beaches.

Learn More About Our Beaches & Parks

Explore Sarasota’s pristine parks and beaches

Take a dip at some of the best beaches in the world or hike the canopy trails at one of Florida’s oldest state parks. You’ll find a nature experience to remember!

Go Where the Locals Go

Enjoy this list of lesser-known beaches of Sarasota County.

Attractions alongside the Myakka River

Sarasota County is more than a beachside destination; it’s also a nature lover’s paradise. Learn more about the attractions along the Myakka River.

Find Beaches & Parks

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400 Ben Franklin Dr
Sarasota, FL 34236
This park located on the north side of South Lido Beach, offers a nature trail, a canoe/kayak launch, a self-guided canoe/kayak trail,...
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1700 Vamo Dr
Sarasota, FL 34231
This small park is situated on Little Sarasota Bay. There are no restrooms and parking is limited. Amenities -Bay access -Canoe/kayak lauch...
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1420 Gilbert Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34239
Pinecraft Park is a community park, offering a variety of recreational opportunities, as well as a beautiful view of the Phillippi Creek...
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Venice Ave and The Esplanade
Venice, FL 34285
Venice Beach is a great place to find seashells, enjoy the warm gulf waters or if you're a diver check out the...
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4100 Harbor Drive
Venice, FL 34285
Caspersen is one of the most enjoyable shelling beaches in the area and an exceptionally good place to find prehistoric sharks' teeth...
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303 East Venice Avenue
Venice, FL 34285
The Legacy Trail is a trail system connecting communities across Sarasota County and stretching into neighboring Charlotte County. The Legacy Trail offers...
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189 Pocono Trail
Nokomis, FL 34285
This 8.2-acre preserve, purchased in 2002 through the Environmentally Sensitive Lands Protection Program, shares the same name as the street where it...

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