The Summer is Endless in Sarasota

Lido is for Everyone

Nature calls: Wild Florida in sunny Sarasota
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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.

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2700_640x480.jpg - Atwater Park. Photo courtesy of cityofnorthport.com
4475 Skyway Avenue
North Port, FL 34288

The 25 acre parcel is adjacent to Atwater Elementary School between East Price Boulevard and Atwater Drive. This community park includes:

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8050 Springfield Drive
Sarasota, FL 34231
This 11.2-acre preserve was purchased in 2002. The Bayonne parcel provides important cultural resources as well as a refuge for gopher tortoises...
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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.

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2728_640x480.jpg - Hecksher Park. Photo courtesy of Scgov.net
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...

Venice Beach
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...

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...

2698_640x480.jpg - Arlington Park. Photo courtesy of Scgov.net
2650 Waldemere St
Sarasota, FL 34239

Arlington Park was first established in 1979 with the development of the playground, named "Magic Park." Later that year the gymnasium and...

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West end of Wharf Rd.
Sarasota, FL 34231
This neighborhood park is located on Little Sarasota Bay. A small dock allows short-term mooring for boaters looking for a shady picnic...

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