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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3702_640x480.jpg - Newtown Estates Park
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...

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303 East Venice Avenue
Venice, FL 34285
The Legacy Trail is a trail system connecting communities across Sarasota County and stretching into neighboring Charlotte County. The Legacy Trail offers...
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189 Pocono Trail
Nokomis, FL 34285
This 8.2-acre preserve, purchased in 2002 through the Environmentally Sensitive Lands Protection Program, shares the same name as the street where it...
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948 Beach Road
Sarasota, FL 34242

History: The land was purchased in the 1950's through a referendum. The historic pavilion was designed by Edward J. Seibert of the...

2705_640x480.jpg - Butler Park. Photo courtesy of cityofnorthport.com
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...

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...

13208 State Rd 72
Sarasota, FL 34241
Myakka River State Park is one of the best wildlife observation spots in the Florida State Park system offering the chance to...
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800 Blackburn Point Road
Osprey, FL 34275
Blackburn Point Park is a 15-acre water access park, comprised of three nodes/sections, having each one their individual characteristics and amenities. Learn...

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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.