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.

Have questions? Check out the answers to our Frequently Asked Questions.

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Seminole Linear Park
2100 Mietaw Dr.
Sarasota, FL 34239

Neighborhood passive area, benches are available, allows leashed pets. No designated parking available. Owned and operated by the City of Sarasota Parks and...

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South end of Siesta Key
Siesta Key, FL 34242
This beach will give you a feeling of privacy and seclusion. It is a gently sloping beach with a pristine dune system,...
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8570 Manasota Key Road
Manasota Key, FL 34223
In 1963, Manasota Beach consisted of a small beach (450 feet of Gulf frontage) with four concrete picnic shelters. Spoil from the...
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,...

Ken Thompson Park - This boardwalk has been sensitively designed to protect the environment while allowing public access and enjoyment of the mangrove canopy experience. As such, the visitor will encounter low branches and narrow corridors in some areas along the walkway.
1700 Ken Thompson Pkwy
Sarasota, FL 34236

Perfect for canoe and kayak launching, allows leashed pets, has a fishing pier & boat ramp, picnic area, water fountain, playground, bathrooms,...

Twin Lakes Park
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...

Bird Key Park - One of two picnic pavilions.
200 John Ringling Causeway
Sarasota, FL 34236

This park is a popular location to fish, bike, enjoy the sunset, launch a canoe or kayak or walk your leashed pet....

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

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!

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