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!

As you explore area beaches, unlock the Beach Pass in the Visit Sarasota App to earn exclusive prizes!

You can also check out our beach conditions at any time before visiting our gorgeous Gulf Coast beaches.

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Shade Sails at Lido Beach Pavilion - These sails really transform the outdoor eating and sitting area. The triangular-shaped canopies offer shade and screen out the sunshine. The Shade material is double-sided, blue on the top and white on the bottom. Sails are able to withstand 74 mph winds but have to be removed if forecasted to get higher.  Poles vary in sizes from 12 feet to 16 feet tall.
400 Ben Franklin Dr
Lido Beach, FL 34236

Please note the pool is currently closed until further notice.
Operating Hours: Open from 10:00 am - 4:45 pm Tuesday to Sunday,...

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948 Beach Road
Sarasota, FL 34242

History: The land was purchased in the 1950's through a referendum. The historic pavilion was designed by Edward J. Seibert of the...

Dedication Wall - Honors:  Fredd “Glossie” Atkins, Delores D. Dry, Carolyn J. Mason, Jerome Stevens, Neil Humphrey, Sr., Dorothye G Smith, Jerome Dupree, Mrs. Janie Jackson Poe, Professor Roland W. Rogers, Booker High School First Graduation Class 1935 - Annie Blue McElroy, Marthena Riley, A.L. Williams and Nacomi Williams; First BHS Principal - Professor James R. Dixon., Emma E. Booker, John Henry Floyd, Wright and Sarah Bush, Joe and Elizabeth Holton, Charlie Jones, Sam Morgan, Shep and Annie Albright, Neil Humphrey, and Charles N. Thompson. Walk along the wall to read about their accomplishments!
2431 Washington Ct
Sarasota, FL 34234

This park is named after Fredd “Glossie” Atkins, the first African-American City Commissioner and first African-American Mayor.

Dedication Wall: Fredd “Glossie” Atkins,...

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250 Fort St
Venice, FL 34285

Chuck Reiter was a Little League coach who was instrumental in developing the Little League program in Venice.

Amenities: Four lighted baseball...

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6799 Palmer Boulevard
Sarasota, FL 34240
Celery Fields is an ideal location for wildlife watching and passive recreational use. The Celery Fields is on the Great Florida Birding...
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1420 Gilbert Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34239
Pinecraft Park is a community park, offering a variety of recreational opportunities, as well as a beautiful view of the Phillippi Creek...
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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...

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Explore Sarasota’s pristine parks and beaches

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