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.

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5200 Beneva Road
Sarasota, FL 34231
This 72-acre preserve was purchased in 2000 and 2001 through the Environmentally Sensitive Lands Protection Program with funding assistance provided by Florida...
Hog Creek Watershed Restoration Project - Dedicated May 21, 2019. Designed & planted by Mrs. Lorienne Nickelson's 5th grade class of 2018-2019 at Bay Haven School of Basic Plus.
1260 12th St
Sarasota, FL 34236

Enjoy the brand new tree-top inspired playground, basketball & tennis courts! Home for the historic Bidwell-Wood House, Crocker Memorial Church and the...

Lukewood Park North - Fountain, historic marker & walking paths.
1851 Mound St.
Sarasota, FL 34236

Fountain, historic marker & walking paths. Home to the Mable Ringling Memorial Fountain. Built in memory of Mable Ringling, John Ringling’s wife....

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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250 Fort St
Venice, FL 34285

Chuck Reiter was a Little League coach who was instrumental in developing the Little League program in Venice.

Amenities: Four lighted baseball...

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303 East Venice Avenue
Venice, FL 34285
The Legacy Trail is a trail system connecting communities across Sarasota County and stretching into neighboring Charlotte County. The Legacy Trail offers...
Links Plaza Park - Play fountain, golf statue, and historic marker.
1880 Main St
Sarasota, FL 34236

Play fountain, golf statue, and historic marker. Links Plaza is where, in 1905, Col. John Hamilton Gillespie created the first golf course...

Encore Sculpture - Home for the Encore sculpture created by Saul Howard in 1975. The Red-painted concrete sculpture stands over 10 ft. tall!
715 North East Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34237

Playground with covered benches and a drinking fountain. Home for the Encore sculpture created by Saul Howard in 1975. The Red-painted concrete...

Indian Beach Park
2703 Bay Shore Rd.
Sarasota, FL 34234

This one-acre coastal park is perfect for canoe and kayak launching. It is also a very popular location to watch the sunset....

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7150 Lago St
Sarasota, FL 34241

?This 16-acre neighborhood park located east of I-75 between Bee Ridge Road and Proctor Road was once known as Sunshine Springs and...

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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

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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.