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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2702_640x480.jpg - Bee Ridge Park. Photo courtesy of Scgov.net
4430 S. Lockwood Ridge Rd
Sarasota, FL 34231
Bee Ridge Park is a 10 acre park centrally located in Sarasota County just south of Bee Ridge Road. Current programming includes...
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,...
Dedication Wall - Honors:  Fredd “Glossie” Atkins, Delores D. Dry, Carolyn J. Mason, Jerome Stevens, Neil Humphrey, Sr., Dorothye G Smith, Jerome Dupree, Mrs. Janie Jackson Poe, Professor Roland W. Rogers, Booker High School First Graduation Class 1935 - Annie Blue McElroy, Marthena Riley, A.L. Williams and Nacomi Williams; First BHS Principal - Professor James R. Dixon., Emma E. Booker, John Henry Floyd, Wright and Sarah Bush, Joe and Elizabeth Holton, Charlie Jones, Sam Morgan, Shep and Annie Albright, Neil Humphrey, and Charles N. Thompson. Walk along the wall to read about their accomplishments!
2431 Washington Ct
Sarasota, FL 34234

This park is named after Fredd “Glossie” Atkins, the first African-American City Commissioner and first African-America Mayor.

Dedication Wall: Fredd “Glossie” Atkins,...

5015 Sun Circle
Sarasota, FL 34234
Home for the sculpture “The One That Got Away” by Charles Meyrick. The park also has bike parking, the “Little Playground”, allows...
The Doughboy - A bronze World War I soldier known as the “Spirit of the American Doughboy” was unveiled on May 25, 1998, in a Memorial Day ceremony. It was reproduced by Sarasota sculptor Frank Colson from an original created in the 1920 by Ernest Moore Visquesney.
The soldier’s charge across “No Man’s Land’ on a European battlefield completed an extensive monument restoration project commissioned by the Patriotic Observance Committee of the Sarasota County Veterans Commission. It was funded by public and private donations.
199 Bayfront Dr
Sarasota, FL 34236

"In loving memory of the valiant of Sarasota County who gave their lives to preserve for their loved ones and you 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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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.