The Summer is Endless in Sarasota

Lido is for Everyone

Nature calls: Wild Florida in sunny Sarasota
30 seconds on Siesta Key Beach
30 seconds on Manasota Key
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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2697_640x480.jpg - 17th Street Park - Image courtesy of Sarasota County Government
4570 17th St
Sarasota, FL 34235

?17th Street Park (including Miss Sarasota Softball, 17th Street Soccer and 17th Street Adult Softball) is a 96-acre park located on 17th...

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1300 Ridgewood
Venice, FL 34292

The park is the site of the city of Venice's first drinking water wells and has been called Wellfield ever since.

Amenities:...

2726_640x480.jpg - Gillespie Park. Photo courtesy of sarasotagov.com
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...

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4000 Honore Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34233
Urfer Family Park provides playgrounds for toddlers through teens; a fitness trail; and a 1-mile nature trail, winding through pine flatwoods, and...
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400 Ben Franklin Drive
Sarasota, FL 34236
Purchased by the City of Sarasota in the 1970's through a referendum. Amenities include: beach, fishing, swimming, nature trail, walking distance from...
3423_640x480.jpg - South Lido Park
2201 Ben Franklin Dr
Sarasota, FL 34236

South Lido Park consists of one hundred acres containing a variety of coastal habitats influenced by the Gulf of Mexico, Big Sarasota...

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