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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2698_640x480.jpg - Arlington Park. Photo courtesy of Scgov.net
2650 Waldemere St
Sarasota, FL 34239

Arlington Park was first established in 1979 with the development of the playground, named "Magic Park." Later that year the gymnasium and...

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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...

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1300 Ridgewood
Venice, FL 34292

The park is the site of the city of Venice's first drinking water wells and has been called Wellfield ever since.

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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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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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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.