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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Laurel Park Playground - Includes a central tree trunk with two spiral slides and climbing areas. There is also a  swing set, sand box and grassy play area.
1725 Laurel St
Sarasota, FL 34236

This park has a beautiful gazebo, newly designed playground and sandbox. Sorry, only trained service animals are permitted here. Owned and operated by...

Circus Trail Nature Park
400 Beneva Road North
Sarasota, FL 34232

This park has a beautiful walking trail and provides park benches. Allows leashed pets. No designated parking available. Owned and operated by the...

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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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2000 South River Road
Englewood, FL 34223
The Myakka River, designated as an Outstanding Florida Water, flows through the northeast portion of the forest, dividing the forest into two...
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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...

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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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Visit Sarasota App
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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Go Where the Locals Go

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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.