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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2728_640x480.jpg - Hecksher Park. Photo courtesy of Scgov.net
450 W. Venice Ave
Venice, FL 34285

Hecksher Park is owned by the City of Venice and operated and maintained by Sarasota County through an interlocal agreement that has...

Avion Park
436 N Pompano Dr
Sarasota, FL 34237

Barren neighborhood park. No designated parking available. Owned and operated by the City of Sarasota Parks and Recreation District.

Robarts Memorial Park
1901 John Ringling Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34236

This passive park located on the corner of Ringling Boulevard and Links Avenue. Features a circular fountain. No designated parking available. Owned and...

Myakka River Queen - Myakka River Queen entering basin
13208 State Rd 72
Sarasota, FL 34241

Myakka River State Park is one of the best wildlife observation spots in the Florida State Park system offering the chance to...

Links Plaza Park - Play fountain, golf statue, and historic marker.
1880 Main St
Sarasota, FL 34236

Play fountain, golf statue, and historic marker. Links Plaza is where, in 1905, Col. John Hamilton Gillespie created the first golf course...

3702_640x480.jpg - Newtown Estates Park
2800 Newtown Boulevard
Sarasota, FL 34234

Newtown Estates Park is a lovely community park located in north Sarasota north of Martin Luther King Way and between Tuttle Avenue...

3408_640x480.jpg - Pinebrook Park
1251 Pinebrook Rd
Venice, FL 34285

Pinebrook Park is owned by the City of Venice and maintained by Sarasota County. During the construction of the Pinebrook Development, the...

3392_640x480.jpg - Kirk Park - Playground Shot
8305 Trionfo Ave
North Port, FL 34287

Kirk Park is one of ten neighborhood parks within the City of North Port parks system. Although a portion of the Kirk...

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South end of Siesta Key
Siesta Key, FL 34242
This beach will give you a feeling of privacy and seclusion. It is a gently sloping beach with a pristine dune system,...

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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

Local charter captains have the inside scoop on seasonal fishing around #MySarasota

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.