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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6205 W. Price Blvd
North Port, FL 34287

The new 33,300 sq. ft. community center targets youth activities but is a multi-use facility to meet the interests of the entire...

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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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946 Siesta Dr
Sarasota, FL 34239
Bay Island Park is a small park regularly used for recreational fishing, scenic viewing and as a temporary landing for loading and...
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2695 Bridge Street
Englewood, FL 34223
This 154+ acre preserve was purchased through the county’s Environmentally Sensitive Lands Protection Program. The marked trail is approximately one-mile long. The...
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...

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2201 Ben Franklin Dr
Sarasota, FL 34236

South Lido Park consists of one hundred acres containing a variety of coastal habitats influenced by the Gulf of Mexico, Big Sarasota...

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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...
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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...

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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.