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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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...

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...

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...

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...

Orange Avenue Park - Spend the day at this wonderful park! It has a basketball court, picnic tables, a playground, swing-set, and benches to sit on.
1822 Orange Ave
Sarasota, FL 34234

Spend the day at this wonderful park! It has a basketball court, picnic tables, a playground, swing-set, and benches to sit on. Owned...

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...
2708_640x480.jpg - Colonial Oaks Park. Photo courtesy of Scgov.net
5300 Colonial Oaks Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34232

Colonial Oaks Park is a 23-acre park, that blends impressive natural features and efficient building structures.

- The property is divided by...

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4000 Honore Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34233
Urfer Family Park provides playgrounds for toddlers through teens; a fitness trail; and a 1-mile nature trail, winding through pine flatwoods, and...
Circus Playground - This playground is circus inspired! Featuring a small splash area, rock climbing, slides, music makers, swings, and so much more. Perfect for picnics and spending the day with your little ones. No pets allowed unless they are service trained.
2010 Adams Lane
Sarasota, FL 34236

This park is home to the Payne Park Tennis Center, Skate Park, Circus Park, Cafe, Auditorium, and Amphitheater. Circus Park This playground...

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