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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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...

Laurel Park Playground - Includes a central tree trunk with two spiral slides and climbing areas. There is also a  swing set, sand box and grassy play area.
1725 Laurel St
Sarasota, FL 34236

This park has a beautiful gazebo, newly designed playground and sandbox. Sorry, only trained service animals are permitted here. Owned and operated by...

Mary Dean Park Cornhole Game - Don't forget your beanbags for a fun game of cornhole!
1506 Central Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34236

This beautiful park allows leashed pets, has a shaded picnic table, a basketball court, cornhole game set up, bike racks, and provides...

Longboat Key
2825 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL 34228
Longboat Key’s public beaches (11) access areas, indicated by “Public Beach Access” signs, offer beautiful Gulf views without the usual beach crowds...

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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!

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.