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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2300 North River Road
Venice, FL 37292
The preserve has more than eight-miles of trails, including the 3.3-mile outer loop trail. The trails are unpaved but accessible for most...
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1251 Pinebrook Rd
Venice, FL 34285

Pinebrook Park is owned by the City of Venice and maintained by Sarasota County. During the construction of the Pinebrook Development, the...

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1800 Mabry Carlton Pkwy
Venice, FL 37292
The Reserve has more than 80 miles of hiking trails. The 12 mile Myakka Island Wilderness Trail, connects the Carlton Reserve with...
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100 Casey Key Road
Nokomis, FL 34275
Nokomis Beach is Sarasota County's oldest public beach. The Nokomis Beach Plaza was designed and built in the 1950's by Jack West,...
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8587 Potter Park Dr
Sarasota, FL 34238

Potter Park is a 37-acre neighborhood park located within Palmer Ranch and offers a variety of both active and passive recreational opportunities....

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5151 Richardson Rd
Sarasota, FL 34232

This 23-acre neighborhood park features numerous athletic and outdoor recreational opportunities such as soccer and softball fields, tennis courts, a fitness trail...

Bay Preserve from the Bay
400 Palmetto Ave.
Osprey, FL 34229

Bay Preserve is a private waterfront oasis on Little Sarasota Bay. The preserve features a performance pavilion, dock, boathouse with observation deck,...

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946 Siesta Dr
Sarasota, FL 34239
Bay Island Park is a small park regularly used for recreational fishing, scenic viewing and as a temporary landing for loading and...

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