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.

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2720_640x480.jpg - Englewood Sports Complex. Photo courtesy of Scgov.net
1300 S. River Rd
Englewood, FL 34223

Englewood Sports Complex is considered one of Sarasota County's premier locations.

This 136-acre sports complex features outdoor sports amenities including eight little...

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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303 East Venice Avenue
Venice, FL 34285
The Legacy Trail is a trail system connecting communities across Sarasota County and stretching into neighboring Charlotte County. The Legacy Trail offers...
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7150 Lago St
Sarasota, FL 34241

?This 16-acre neighborhood park located east of I-75 between Bee Ridge Road and Proctor Road was once known as Sunshine Springs and...

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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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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998 Glebe Ln
Siesta Key - Sarasota, FL 34242

Glebe Park is a great neighborhood park offering picnicking, soccer, baseball, basketball, a playground and even a trail. The park was acquired...

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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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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.