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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Lyons Bay
Venice, FL 34275
Rattlesnake Island is a popular picnic destination for area boaters. Trails follow the shoreline, and explorers will see a variety of plants,...
Maxine Barritt Park
1800 S Harbor Dr
Venice, FL 34285
This park sits on a picturesque location on the Gulf of Mexico. Large picnic pavilions, grills, children’s play set, and public facilities...
Sapphire Shores Park 1
5015 Sun Circle
Sarasota, FL 34234

Home for the sculpture “The One That Got Away” by Charles Meyrick. The park also has bike parking, the “Little Playground”, allows...

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1420 Gilbert Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34239
Pinecraft Park is a community park, offering a variety of recreational opportunities, as well as a beautiful view of the Phillippi Creek...
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West end of Tarpon Center Drive
Venice, FL 34285
Humphris Park is the entrance to the south jetty. It is named for Thomas H. Humphris, who was mayor of Venice from...

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Learn More About Our Beaches & Parks

Try the Beach Pass!

Visit Sarasota App
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!

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.