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.

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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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450 W. Venice Ave
Venice, FL 34285

Hecksher Park is owned by the City of Venice and operated and maintained by Sarasota County through an interlocal agreement that has...

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5900 Greenwood Ave.
North Port, FL 34286
A great place for a birthday party, family picnic or just hanging out and having fun. This facility is adjacent to the...
Main Street and Pineapple Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
Five Points Park is in the heart of downtown Sarasota. This park is nearby the Sarasota Opera House, Selby Public Library and...
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710 N. Osprey Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34236

Gillespie Park honors John Hamilton Gillespie, first mayor of Sarasota. The Stottish-born aristocrat arrived in 1886 as agent for his father, Sir...

Centennial Park
West Venice Avenue
Venice, FL 34285

Centennial Park in Venice, FL is in the heart of downtown Venice. Park amenities include a gazebo, parking lot, picnic tables, benches,...

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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.