Discover Natural Sarasota County

Trace Sarasota County's natural beauty from the scintillating waters of the Gulf of Mexico, across the white sand beaches on our barrier islands at our wonderful beaches and parks. 

Nathan Benderson Park

Run, walk or bike the 3.4 mile paved trail. Paddle the 400-acre lake. Swing, climb, and play at the playground. 

Explore State Parks

Get a glimpse of Florida's natural side and its authentic beauty in our state parks.

The Legacy Trail

From Venice to Sarasota with connections to North Port and more, The Legacy Trail lets you enjoy the beauty of natural Florida.

Birding in Sarasota

Sarasota County is home to many native Florida birds and one of the most popular pit stops for hundreds of migratory species.

Conserved Lands

Sarasota County has over 126,000 protected acres including the Old Miakka Preserve.

Grab a Paddle

The Sarasota area is full of aquatic natural beauty - and one of the best ways to experience it is from the seat of a kayak.