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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Sapphire Shores Park 1
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...

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5900 Greenwood Ave.
North Port, FL 34286
A great place for a birthday party, family picnic or just hanging out and having fun. This facility is adjacent to the...
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...

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,...

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...

3423_640x480.jpg - South Lido Park
2201 Ben Franklin Dr
Sarasota, FL 34236

South Lido Park consists of one hundred acres containing a variety of coastal habitats influenced by the Gulf of Mexico, Big Sarasota...

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5851 Nathan Benderson Circle
Sarasota, FL 34235
Nathan Benderson Park is a Sarasota County owned park that is managed by the Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates, Inc. (SANCA). SANCA...

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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!

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