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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5550 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL 34228
Joan M. Durante Park, located at 5550 Gulf of Mexico Drive, is the result of a private/public partnership to enhance and restore...
Downtown Venice
101 W Venice Ave
Suite 23
Venice, FL 34285

Beautiful, historic downtown Venice dates back to the 1920s and captures the charm of old Florida, with its moss-covered oaks and swaying palms...

Canine Club at Gillespie Park - Located on the corner of North Osprey Ave & 10th Street. This dog park provides two fenced areas. Unleash and enjoy the day!
710 N. Osprey Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34236

This park honors John Hamilton Gillespie, first mayor of Sarasota. It has two basketball courts, an off-leash dog park, picnic tables, playground,...

Whitaker Park Playground - The park has a restroom, playground, swing-set, picnic tables, and trails.
1455 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236

A waterfront park providing many recreational opportunities including boardwalks through mangroves and tidal marsh restoration areas. Boat access is by a concrete...

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1251 Pinebrook Rd
Venice, FL 34285

Pinebrook Park is owned by the City of Venice and maintained by Sarasota County. During the construction of the Pinebrook Development, the...

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2800 Newtown Boulevard
Sarasota, FL 34234

Newtown Estates Park is a lovely community park located in north Sarasota north of Martin Luther King Way and between Tuttle Avenue...

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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3951 Woodmere Park Blvd.
Venice, FL 34293

Dedicated on Sept. 22, 1994, Woodmere Park sits on 36 acres off Jacaranda Boulevard in southeastern Venice.

A special feature of this...

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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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Go Where the Locals Go

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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.