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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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,...

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2300 North River Road
Venice, FL 37292
The preserve has more than eight-miles of trails, including the 3.3-mile outer loop trail.
The trails are unpaved but accessible for...
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2000 South River Road
Englewood, FL 34223
The Myakka River, designated as an Outstanding Florida Water, flows through the northeast portion of the forest, dividing the forest into two...
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6799 Palmer Boulevard
Sarasota, FL 34240
Celery Fields is an ideal location for wildlife watching and passive recreational use. The Celery Fields is on the Great Florida Birding...
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2695 Bridge Street
Englewood, FL 34223
This 154+ acre preserve was purchased through the county’s Environmentally Sensitive Lands Protection Program.
The marked trail is approximately one-mile long.
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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...

David Cohen Park - A walking trail with work-out stations, two sheltered playgrounds available for party rentals.
1845 John Rivers Street
Sarasota, FL 34234

Associated with the Robert L. Taylor Community Complex. This unique park has a "Green" Eco-Friendly Environment! - Made From Everyday Household Recycled...

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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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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.