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!

 You can also check out our beach conditions at any time before visiting our gorgeous Gulf Coast beaches.

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Bay Preserve from the Bay
400 Palmetto Ave
Osprey, FL 34229

Bay Preserve is a private waterfront oasis on Little Sarasota Bay. The preserve features a performance pavilion, dock, boathouse with observation deck,...

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5200 Beneva Road
Sarasota, FL 34231
This 72-acre preserve was purchased in 2000 and 2001 through the Environmentally Sensitive Lands Protection Program with funding assistance provided by Florida...
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5550 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL 34228
Joan M. Durante Park, located at 5550 Gulf of Mexico Drive, is the result of a private/public partnership to enhance and restore...
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8050 Springfield Drive
Sarasota, FL 34231
This 11.2-acre preserve was purchased in 2002. The Bayonne parcel provides important cultural resources as well as a refuge for gopher tortoises...
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6700 Clark Rd.
Sarasota, FL 34241

A 123-acre park, Twin Lakes Park serves as a training base for minor and major league baseball. Professional baseball games are open...

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710 N. Osprey Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34236

Gillespie Park honors John Hamilton Gillespie, first mayor of Sarasota. The Stottish-born aristocrat arrived in 1886 as agent for his father, Sir...

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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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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...

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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!

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.