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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Mary Dean Park Cornhole Game - Don't forget your beanbags for a fun game of cornhole!
1506 Central Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34236

This beautiful park allows leashed pets, has a shaded picnic table, a basketball court, cornhole game set up, bike racks, and provides...

Encore Sculpture - Home for the Encore sculpture created by Saul Howard in 1975. The Red-painted concrete sculpture stands over 10 ft. tall!
715 North East Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34237

Playground with covered benches and a drinking fountain. Home for the Encore sculpture created by Saul Howard in 1975. The Red-painted concrete...

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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.
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5300 Colonial Oaks Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34232

Colonial Oaks Park is a 23-acre park, that blends impressive natural features and efficient building structures.

- The property is divided by...

Laurel Park Playground - Includes a central tree trunk with two spiral slides and climbing areas. There is also a  swing set, sand box and grassy play area.
1725 Laurel St
Sarasota, FL 34236

This park has a beautiful gazebo, newly designed playground and sandbox. Sorry, only trained service animals are permitted here. Owned and operated by...

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4100 Harbor Drive
Venice, FL 34285
Caspersen is one of the most enjoyable shelling beaches in the area and an exceptionally good place to find prehistoric sharks' teeth...

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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.