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.

Have questions? Check out the answers to our Frequently Asked Questions

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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...
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...

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5200 Beneva Road
Sarasota, FL 34231
This 72-acre preserve was purchased in 2000 and 2001 through the Environmentally Sensitive Lands Protection Program with funding assistance provided by Florida...
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,...

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....

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1700 Vamo Dr
Sarasota, FL 34231
This small park is situated on Little Sarasota Bay. There are no restrooms and parking is limited. Amenities
-Bay access
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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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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.