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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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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5151 Richardson Rd
Sarasota, FL 34232

This 23-acre neighborhood park features numerous athletic and outdoor recreational opportunities such as soccer and softball fields, tennis courts, a fitness trail...

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946 Siesta Dr
Sarasota, FL 34239
Bay Island Park is a small park regularly used for recreational fishing, scenic viewing and as a temporary landing for loading 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...

Bay Preserve from the Bay
400 Palmetto Ave.
Osprey, FL 34229

Bay Preserve is a private waterfront oasis on Little Sarasota Bay. The preserve features a performance pavilion, dock, boathouse with observation deck,...

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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...

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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.