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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2719_640x480.jpg - Englewood Recreation Center Park. Photo courtesy of Scgov.net
101 Orange St
Englewood, FL 34223

This community park rests upon 10-acres that used to be an old lemon grove. It has served as the hub of recreational...

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...

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189 Pocono Trail
Nokomis, FL 34285
This 8.2-acre preserve, purchased in 2002 through the Environmentally Sensitive Lands Protection Program, shares the same name as the street where it...
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1700 Vamo Dr
Sarasota, FL 34231
This small park is situated on Little Sarasota Bay. There are no restrooms and parking is limited. Amenities
-Bay access
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Centennial Park
West Venice Avenue
Venice, FL 34285

Centennial Park in Venice, FL is in the heart of downtown Venice. Park amenities include a gazebo, parking lot, picnic tables, benches,...

Shade Sails at Lido Beach Pavilion - These sails really transform the outdoor eating and sitting area. The triangular-shaped canopies offer shade and screen out the sunshine. The Shade material is double-sided, blue on the top and white on the bottom. Sails are able to withstand 74 mph winds but have to be removed if forecasted to get higher.  Poles vary in sizes from 12 feet to 16 feet tall.
400 Ben Franklin Dr
Lido Beach, FL 34236

Please note the pool is currently closed until further notice.
Operating Hours: Open from 10:00 am - 4:45 pm Tuesday to Sunday,...

Bird Key Park - One of two picnic pavilions.
200 John Ringling Causeway
Sarasota, FL 34236

This park is a popular location to fish, bike, enjoy the sunset, launch a canoe or kayak or walk your leashed pet....

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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.