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.

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400 Ben Franklin Dr
Sarasota, FL 34236
This park located on the north side of South Lido Beach, offers a nature trail, a canoe/kayak launch, a self-guided canoe/kayak trail,...
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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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...
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-American Mayor.

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

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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...

Ken Thompson Park - This boardwalk has been sensitively designed to protect the environment while allowing public access and enjoyment of the mangrove canopy experience. As such, the visitor will encounter low branches and narrow corridors in some areas along the walkway.
1700 Ken Thompson Pkwy
Sarasota, FL 34236

Perfect for canoe and kayak launching, allows leashed pets, has a fishing pier & boat ramp, picnic area, water fountain, playground, bathrooms,...

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8650 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL 34241
Rothenbach Park is a community park with about five miles of paved recreational trails that are perfect for walking, jogging, or cycling...
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5851 Nathan Benderson Circle
Sarasota, FL 34235

Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates Inc. (SANCA) is a not-for-profit 501c3 business created to manage Nathan Benderson Park, a community/public asset and world-class,...

North Lido Beach Park - The park contains an upland area with 49 acres of Australian pine woods, grassy savannahs and walking trails, plus 22.5 acres of beach and mangroves. Bird nesting areas on the beach are protected and visitors should be careful not to disturb the nests.
159 Emerson Dr.
Sarasota, FL 34236

Trails, hiking, beach access, swimming, no lifeguards on duty, is perfect for canoe and kayak launching. Pets, except trained service animals, are...

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