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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6725 Manasota Key Rd
Manasota Key, FL 34223
Blind Pass, also known as Middle Beach, offers Gulf-to-bay access, almost 3,000 feet of beach frontage, and across the road on the...
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948 Beach Road
Sarasota, FL 34242

History: The land was purchased in the 1950's through a referendum. The historic pavilion was designed by Edward J. Seibert of the...

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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...
Longboat Key
2825 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL 34228
Longboat Key’s public beaches (11) access areas, indicated by “Public Beach Access” signs, offer beautiful Gulf views without the usual beach crowds...
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8570 Manasota Key Road
Manasota Key, FL 34223
In 1963, Manasota Beach consisted of a small beach (450 feet of Gulf frontage) with four concrete picnic shelters. Spoil from the...
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100 Casey Key Road
Nokomis, FL 34275
Nokomis Beach is Sarasota County's oldest public beach. The Nokomis Beach Plaza was designed and built in the 1950's by Jack West,...
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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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100 Casey Key Road
Nokomis, FL 34275
North Jetty Beach Park offers to visitors the opportunity to watch the boats pass through the channel from the Intracoastal Waterway to...
South Jetty
2000 Tarpon Center Dr
Venice, FL 34285
The South Jetty is a paved man made rock jetty. It is known for the great fishing, surfing, and sunsets. This is...

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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

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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.