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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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,...

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...

Lukewood Park North - Fountain, historic marker & walking paths.
1851 Mound St.
Sarasota, FL 34236

Fountain, historic marker & walking paths. Home to the Mable Ringling Memorial Fountain. Built in memory of Mable Ringling, John Ringling’s wife....

The Doughboy - A bronze World War I soldier known as the “Spirit of the American Doughboy” was unveiled on May 25, 1998, in a Memorial Day ceremony. It was reproduced by Sarasota sculptor Frank Colson from an original created in the 1920 by Ernest Moore Visquesney.
The soldier’s charge across “No Man’s Land’ on a European battlefield completed an extensive monument restoration project commissioned by the Patriotic Observance Committee of the Sarasota County Veterans Commission. It was funded by public and private donations.
199 Bayfront Dr
Sarasota, FL 34236

"In loving memory of the valiant of Sarasota County who gave their lives to preserve for their loved ones and you the...

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210 Winston Avenue
Englewood, FL 34223
Indian Mound provides a rare opportunity to visit a significant Indian Mound site. The contoured landscape is a direct result of Indian...
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1800 Mabry Carlton Pkwy
Venice, FL 37292
The Reserve has more than 80 miles of hiking trails.
The 12 mile Myakka Island Wilderness Trail, connects the Carlton Reserve...
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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8918 Midnight Pass Road
Sarasota, FL 34242
History: Turtle Beach was named for its sea turtle nesting habitat. Amenities: beach, swimming, fishing, boat ramp, canoe/kayak launch, playground, volleyball court,...

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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.