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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Eastwood Park - Come play at our soccer inspired park, complete with netted goals. Leashed pets allowed, swing set, covered picnic tables and playground.
422 W Cornelius Circle
Sarasota, FL 34232

Come play at our soccer inspired park, complete with netted goals. Leashed pets allowed, swing set, covered picnic tables and playground. Owned and...

Bird Key Park - One of two picnic pavilions.
200 John Ringling Causeway
Sarasota, FL 34236

This park is a popular location to fish, bike, enjoy the sunset, launch a canoe or kayak or walk your leashed pet....

Ken Thompson Park - This boardwalk has been sensitively designed to protect the environment while allowing public access and enjoyment of the mangrove canopy experience. As such, the visitor will encounter low branches and narrow corridors in some areas along the walkway.
1700 Ken Thompson Pkwy
Sarasota, FL 34236

Perfect for canoe and kayak launching, allows leashed pets, has a fishing pier & boat ramp, picnic area, water fountain, playground, bathrooms,...

Walkway & Fishing - Talk a walk along the bay or fish!
1101 10th St.
Sarasota, FL 34236

Home to the US Coast Guard Auxiliary building. Talk a walk along the bay near the VanWezel Performing Arts Center. This park...

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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...
Bay Preserve from the Bay
400 Palmetto Ave
Osprey, FL 34229

Bay Preserve is a private waterfront oasis on Little Sarasota Bay. The preserve features a performance pavilion, dock, boathouse with observation deck,...

Firehouse Park - This park has a fun “Firefighter” inspired design. Come “rescue” the day! Playground, swing-set, picnic tables & grill and allows leashed pets.
1232 36th St
Sarasota, FL 34234

This park has a fun “Firefighter” inspired design. Come “rescue” the day! Playground, swing-set, picnic tables & grill and allows leashed pets. Owned...

Bayfront Park Entrance
5 Bayfront Dr
Sarasota, FL 34236

Open 7 a.m. – 11 p.m., daily. Pets are allowed outside the Steigerwaldt-Jockey Children’s Fountain area. Popular location to jog, enjoy the...

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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As you explore area beaches, unlock the Beach Pass on the Visit Sarasota App to earn exclusive prizes!

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