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!

As you explore area beaches, unlock the Beach Pass in the Visit Sarasota App to earn exclusive prizes!

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.

Find Beaches & Parks

Displaying 1 - 10 of 137 listings
Selby Five Points Park
Main Street and Pineapple Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236

In the heart of downtown Sarasota. The Sarasota Opera House, Selby Public Library and several downtown shops and dining are nearby. Owned and...

Chauncy Howard Park
601 The ESplanade N
Venice, FL 34285
If you are staying near Venice Beach, consider walking to the shoreline through the adjacent Chauncy Howard Park for a more quiet,...
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...

Charles Ringling Park
1650 Ringling Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34236

A small area with shaded picnic benches. No designated parking available. Owned and operated by the City of Sarasota Parks and Recreation District.

1301_640x481.jpg
800 Blackburn Point Road
Osprey, FL 34275
Blackburn Point Park is a 15-acre water access park, comprised of three nodes/sections, having each one their individual characteristics and amenities. Learn...
2729_640x480.jpg - Highland Ridge Park
6225 Kenwood Dr.
North Port, FL 34287

Highland Ridge Park, located at 6225 Kenwood Drive, is an 8-acre neighborhood park that best known as the City's Pickleball hotspot. The...

Twin Lakes Park
6700 Clark Rd.
Sarasota, FL 34241

A 123-acre park, Twin Lakes Park serves as a training base for minor and major league baseball. Professional baseball games are open...

Pages

Learn More About Our Beaches & Parks

Try the Beach Pass!

Visit Sarasota App
As you explore area beaches, unlock the Beach Pass on the Visit Sarasota App to earn exclusive prizes!

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!

Fishing Reports from Sarasota County

Local charter captains have the inside scoop on seasonal fishing around #MySarasota

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.