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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200 John Ringling Causeway
Sarasota, FL 34236
Located on Bird Key at the end of the Ringling Bridge, Bird Key park is a popular location to fish, exercise and...
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1300 S. River Rd
Englewood, FL 34223

Englewood Sports Complex is considered one of Sarasota County's premier locations.

This 136-acre sports complex features outdoor sports amenities including eight little...

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5851 Nathan Benderson Circle
Sarasota, FL 34235
Nathan Benderson Park is a Sarasota County owned park that is managed by the Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates, Inc. (SANCA). SANCA...
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8587 Potter Park Dr
Sarasota, FL 34238

Potter Park is a 37-acre neighborhood park located within Palmer Ranch and offers a variety of both active and passive recreational opportunities....

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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...

Venice Beach
Venice Ave and The Esplanade
Venice, FL 34285

Venice Beach is a great place to find seashells, enjoy the warm gulf waters or if you're a diver check out the...

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2201 Ben Franklin Dr
Sarasota, FL 34236

South Lido Park consists of one hundred acres containing a variety of coastal habitats influenced by the Gulf of Mexico, Big Sarasota...

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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.