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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2707_640x480.jpg - Chuck Reiter Stadium. Photo courtesy of Scgov.net
250 Fort St
Venice, FL 34285

Chuck Reiter was a Little League coach who was instrumental in developing the Little League program in Venice.

Amenities: Four lighted baseball...

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,...

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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100 Casey Key Road
Nokomis, FL 34275
Nokomis Beach is Sarasota County's oldest public beach. The Nokomis Beach Plaza was designed and built in the 1950's by Jack West,...
2727_640x480.jpg - Glebe Park. Photo courtesy of Scgov.net
998 Glebe Ln
Siesta Key - Sarasota, FL 34242

Glebe Park is a great neighborhood park offering picnicking, soccer, baseball, basketball, a playground and even a trail. The park was acquired...

2702_640x480.jpg - Bee Ridge Park. Photo courtesy of Scgov.net
4430 S. Lockwood Ridge Rd
Sarasota, FL 34231
Bee Ridge Park is a 10 acre park centrally located in Sarasota County just south of Bee Ridge Road. Current programming includes...

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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.