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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1075 Albee Farm Road
Venice, FL 34285
While walking along the preserve’s trails, visitors may encounter a variety of wildlife species such as gopher tortoises, alligators, river otters, eastern...
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6205 W. Price Blvd
North Port, FL 34287

The new 33,300 sq. ft. community center targets youth activities but is a multi-use facility to meet the interests of the entire...

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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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2695 Bridge Street
Englewood, FL 34223
This 154+ acre preserve was purchased through the county’s Environmentally Sensitive Lands Protection Program. The marked trail is approximately one-mile long. The...
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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...

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,...

Centennial Park
West Venice Avenue
Venice, FL 34285

Centennial Park in Venice, FL is in the heart of downtown Venice. Park amenities include a gazebo, parking lot, picnic tables, benches,...

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Learn More About Our Beaches & Parks

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.