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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Hog Creek Watershed Restoration Project - Dedicated May 21, 2019. Designed & planted by Mrs. Lorienne Nickelson's 5th grade class of 2018-2019 at Bay Haven School of Basic Plus.
1260 12th St
Sarasota, FL 34236

Enjoy the brand new tree-top inspired playground, basketball & tennis courts! Home for the historic Bidwell-Wood House, Crocker Memorial Church and the...

Englewood Sports Complex
1300 S. River Rd
Englewood, FL 34223

Englewood Sports Complex is considered one of Sarasota County's premier locations.

This 136-acre sports complex features outdoor sports amenities including eight little...

South Jetty
2000 Tarpon Center Dr
Venice, FL 34285
The South Jetty is a paved man made rock jetty. It is known for the great fishing, surfing, and sunsets. This is...
Wharf Road Park - Listing Image 2
West end of Wharf Rd.
Sarasota, FL 34231
This neighborhood park is located on Little Sarasota Bay. A small dock allows short-term mooring for boaters looking for a shady picnic...
Selby Five Points Park
Main Street and Pineapple Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236

In the heart of downtown Sarasota. The Sarasota Opera House, Selby Public Library and several downtown shops and dining are nearby. Owned and...

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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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...
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...

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2300 North River Road
Venice, FL 37292
The preserve has more than eight-miles of trails, including the 3.3-mile outer loop trail.
The trails are unpaved but accessible for...

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Learn More About Our Beaches & Parks

Try the Beach Pass!

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!

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.