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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5851 Nathan Benderson Circle
Sarasota, FL 34235
Nathan Benderson Park is a Sarasota County owned park that is managed by the Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates, Inc. (SANCA). SANCA...
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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...
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2050 Adams Lane
Sarasota, FL 34236
Payne Park Tennis Center is located at just off U.S. Highway 301 in downtown Sarasota just south of Ringling Boulevard. This state...
South Jetty
2000 Tarpon Center Dr
Venice, FL 34285
The South Jetty is a paved man made rock jetty. It is known for the great fishing, surfing, and sunsets. This is...
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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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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...
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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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1075 Albee Farm Road
Venice, FL 34285
While walking along the preserve’s trails, visitors may encounter a variety of wildlife species such as gopher tortoises, alligators, river otters, eastern...

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