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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Whitaker Park Playground - The park has a restroom, playground, swing-set, picnic tables, and trails.
1455 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236

A waterfront park providing many recreational opportunities including boardwalks through mangroves and tidal marsh restoration areas. Boat access is by a concrete...

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8587 Potter Park Dr
Sarasota, FL 34238

Potter Park is a 37-acre neighborhood park located within Palmer Ranch and offers a variety of both active and passive recreational opportunities....

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998 Glebe Ln
Siesta Key - Sarasota, FL 34242

Glebe Park is a great neighborhood park offering picnicking, soccer, baseball, basketball, a playground and even a trail. The park was acquired...

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1800 Mabry Carlton Pkwy
Venice, FL 37292
The Reserve has more than 80 miles of hiking trails.
The 12 mile Myakka Island Wilderness Trail, connects the Carlton Reserve...
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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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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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West end of Tarpon Center Drive
Venice, FL 34285
Humphris Park is the entrance to the south jetty. It is named for Thomas H. Humphris, who was mayor of Venice from...

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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!

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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.