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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4100 Harbor Drive
Venice, FL 34285
Caspersen is one of the most enjoyable shelling beaches in the area and an exceptionally good place to find prehistoric sharks' teeth...
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8918 Midnight Pass Road
Sarasota, FL 34242
History: Turtle Beach was named for its sea turtle nesting habitat. Amenities: beach, swimming, fishing, boat ramp, canoe/kayak launch, playground, volleyball court,...
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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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1800 Mabry Carlton Pkwy
Venice, FL 37292
The Reserve has more than 80 miles of hiking trails.
The 12 mile Myakka Island Wilderness Trail, connects the Carlton Reserve...
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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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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.