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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2727_640x480.jpg - Glebe Park. Photo courtesy of Scgov.net
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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2000 South River Road
Englewood, FL 34223
The Myakka River, designated as an Outstanding Florida Water, flows through the northeast portion of the forest, dividing the forest into two...
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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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...
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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5015 Sun Circle
Sarasota, FL 34234
Home for the sculpture “The One That Got Away” by Charles Meyrick. The park also has bike parking, the “Little Playground”, allows...
Links Plaza Park - Play fountain, golf statue, and historic marker.
1880 Main St
Sarasota, FL 34236

Play fountain, golf statue, and historic marker.

Links Plaza is where, in 1905, Col. John Hamilton Gillespie created the...

Whitaker Park Playground - The park has a restroom, playground, swing-set, picnic tables, and trails.
1455 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236

A waterfront park providing many recreational opportunities, including boardwalks through mangroves and tidal marsh restoration areas. Boat access is by a concrete...

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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.