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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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...
Myakka River Queen - Myakka River Queen entering basin
13208 State Rd 72
Sarasota, FL 34241

Myakka River State Park is one of the best wildlife observation spots in the Florida State Park system offering the chance to...

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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...

Sarasota Bay Walk
1500 Ken Thompson Pwy.
Sarasota, FL 34236

Nature trails, boardwalks, natural setting, beautiful bay views, the perfect place to watch the sunset! Owned and operated by the City of...

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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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5500 Treckell St
North Port, FL 34287

McKibben Park, located at 5500 Trekell Street, is a 4-acre neighborhood park that is also one of five parks providing water-based recreation...

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...

Circus Trail Nature Park
400 Beneva Road North
Sarasota, FL 34232

This park has a beautiful walking trail and provides park benches. Allows leashed pets. No designated parking available. Owned and operated by the...

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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.