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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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Lyons Bay
Venice, FL 34275
Rattlesnake Island is a popular picnic destination for area boaters. Trails follow the shoreline, and explorers will see a variety of plants,...
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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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1300 block of Tarpon Center Drive
Venice, FL 34285
Higel Park is primarily used for boat access. The boat ramp consists of one double ramp with docks. There is a scenic...
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6700 Clark Rd.
Sarasota, FL 34241

A 123-acre park, Twin Lakes Park serves as a training base for minor and major league baseball. Professional baseball games are open...

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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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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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189 Pocono Trail
Nokomis, FL 34285
This 8.2-acre preserve, purchased in 2002 through the Environmentally Sensitive Lands Protection Program, shares the same name as the street where it...

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