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Coquina Beach
#1 of 4 Nature & Parks in Longboat Key
... Sunday 10 till 4 pm and just a stunning beach to visit ,plenty of parking spaces ,across the rd is a nature walk which brings u to the bay side ,dolphins and manatees and bats in the bridge rafters come out to...
This park has it all, shady free parking, gorgeous white sandy beach, changing rooms, sand showers, covered pavilions, lifeguard and picnic tables.
Joan M. Durante Community Park
#2 of 4 Nature & Parks in Longboat Key
The park is over 30 acres, comprising wetlands, dune areas and coastal hammock, with shell trails and boardwalks, plus a lake (where the parking is), a huge pergola, a flower garden, and a children's playground.
Perfect for walkers (20 acres of amazing trails!), dog walkers (bag stations all over) and families with kids- huge, fancy and well maintained playground on one end of the park, very clean.
Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium Sarasota 3.9 mi away
#2 of 32 Nature & Parks in Sarasota
... a visit and also do take the wildlife boat trip out on the bay which we did last summer & really enjoyed, they pull up some fish from the bay for you to look at as well as taking you on a short nature walk.
Take a picnic as there is also a park with a playground and picnic area, so make a day of it, also a gift shop and snack shop at Mote.
Save Our Seabirds Sarasota 3.9 mi away
#7 of 32 Nature & Parks in Sarasota
This should be a must-see for families who want to instill a love for nature in their kiddos, and is also delightful for grownup bird-lovers like myself.
A great place for adults to learn and also a wonderful place to teach your children about nature & conservation.
Longboat Key
#3 of 4 Nature & Parks in Longboat Key
It's so peaceful and lush, beautiful golden sand beaches and neighbourhood parks right on your doorstep, plenty of places to shop and eat out, and a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.
It is so properly designed, excellently landscaped and easy to park, that you fell quite comfortable to stop there.
Legacy Trail Sarasota 4.6 mi away
#3 of 32 Nature & Parks in Sarasota
From there, the trail goes on to connect with the Venetian Waterway Park at Venice Avenue, another trail that continues south along the Intracoastal Waterway to the Gulf of Mexico.
Be sure to stop and do the half mile play trail at Laurel Road (and get water) at Laurel Park, and similar stop and go into Oscar Scherer, and go see the hsitoric train depot, and do the long haul and go all the w...
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Sarasota 6.0 mi away
#1 of 32 Nature & Parks in Sarasota
If you need a great stress reliever or are a nature lover you have to take the time to visit and tour Selby Gardens ,My wife and I always enjoy the leisurely stroll thru the park and finish a delightful day with a...
It appears that the base level membership offers lots of advantages, including reciprocal discounts with many local restaurants, entry into numerous other parks, free events, discounts on classes and much more.
Bayfront Park Sarasota 5.7 mi away
#4 of 32 Nature & Parks in Sarasota
Bayfront Park features O'Leary's Tiki Bar, Marina Jack's restaurant, Unconditional Surrender statue, Dolphin Fountain, bicycle trails, hiking trails, canoe launch, picnic facilities, playground field, half-day fis...
I love this park- it is great for picnics, a romantic evening walk, sunset dates, rollerblading, jogging, taking the babies to play in the water fountains (my 4 year old LOVES this place), nice *covered playground...
Sarasota Jungle Gardens Sarasota 4.3 mi away
#13 of 32 Nature & Parks in Sarasota
The walk around the park is a great nature walk, and there is a pretty fantastic Christ Garden all the way in the back with the story of Jesus from birth to resurrection.
The foliage is lush and green and dramatic--it reaches over the paths in places, shading you, and shutting out sounds from the rest of the park, and the world beyond.
South Lido Park Sarasota 6.0 mi away
#8 of 32 Nature & Parks in Sarasota
You can find a great picnic area, sit in the sand and sun and relax for the afternoon on the bay with a short beach walk to where the gulf meets the bay or take a leisurely stroll along the nature path
If you are looking for serenity, peace and quiet, with access to the Gulf of Mexico and lots of recreational opportunities and a fun place to hold a family picnic, South Lido Beach Park is your destination.
Quick Point Nature Reserve
#4 of 4 Nature & Parks in Longboat Key
Quick Point Nature Preserve, located at 100 Gulf of Mexico Drive on the southeast end of Longboat Key, across Sarasota Bay from Sarasota, Florida, is a 35-acre nature park offering hiking trails, boardwalks, a can...
Well, there it is, located at 100 Gulf of Mexico Drive on the southeast end of Longboat Key, Quick Point Nature Preserve, its wetlands and mangroves providing vital benefits to Sarasota Bay, bringing food and shel...
Ken Thompson Park Sarasota 3.9 mi away
#19 of 32 Nature & Parks in Sarasota
The Austrailian pines provide shade and canoes and kayaks may be launched from the park, but surrounding waters are very shallow in spots.
You pass the Aquirium to get to the park along with a few cool looking places on the water to get a bite and a drink if you prefer that over a picnic.
The Cat Depot Sarasota 6.6 mi away
#11 of 32 Nature & Parks in Sarasota
Siesta Beach Siesta Key 8.4 mi away
#1 of 6 Nature & Parks in Siesta Key
The sea nature is awesome, you have to get ready for sunrise to see all the shells and sea nature, and please wait for the sunset, we really enjoyed every sunrise and sunset, were unique each one and spectacular.
The same would go for Destin, Navarre's, Gulf Island National Park, Pensacola, Sanibel, Captiva, Sana Rosa Island, Seaside, Alays Beach, Rosemary Beach, St Georges State Park, Cedar key, Clearwater Beach, Boca Gra...
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Payne Park Sarasota 6.4 mi away
#14 of 32 Nature & Parks in Sarasota
Circus Themed kids play area, Older kids skate park, well maintained tennis courts, walking trails, beautiful ponds filled with wildlife, big open spaces to picnic, or relax, or throw the frisbee or run the pup, o...
The park includes a huge wonderful circus themed playground (soft surface), a small cafe, walking paths, a skate park and more.
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Sarasota Garden Club Sarasota 5.1 mi away
#20 of 32 Nature & Parks in Sarasota
The Children's Garden Sarasota 5.7 mi away
#21 of 32 Nature & Parks in Sarasota
This park has children in mind, this eclectic park was designed to bring out the imagination in kids (and adults) while walking through this enchanted and beautiful garden.
It's not a big place, and we were lucky to be the only family in the park, but it's so quaint!
Ted Sperling Park Sarasota 6.0 mi away
#18 of 32 Nature & Parks in Sarasota
We had time to kayak at Ted Sperling again, and found it interesting and relaxing (Kayaks rented from Liquid Blue) We need to just stroll around the park at a future time, but had overcast and windy conditions dur...
An escape from the crowds and hustle in the area, a lovely park to take a nature walk, dip your toes in the water, sit on a bench, breath.
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Cortez Beach Bradenton 7.4 mi away
#4 of 13 Nature & Parks in Bradenton
Excellent choice for West Bradenton - toilets and changing rooms are easy access, and parking is plentiful - you might even luck out to park under the trees.
Clean restrooms, park benches, walk on sand or tarmac path, fishing piers.
Crescent Beach Siesta Key 9.9 mi away
#2 of 6 Nature & Parks in Siesta Key
National parks such as Myakka State Park and Fort De Soto are both within driving distance and Busch Gardens and Adventure Island are an hour and a half away in Tampa.
It's a better view than any street or park you can walk, and it's not crowded in the morning.
G.T. Bray Park Bradenton 7.3 mi away
#5 of 13 Nature & Parks in Bradenton
Fitness Center, aerobic and yoga classes, adult programs, fantastic lane large-pool swimming, pickle ball, tennis courts, Little League, full-field 'soccer,' football, night games, community leagues, park leagues,...
They have pavilions, you can take a walk through the park trails, play at the playground, has a fitness center, olympic-sized pool, kiddie pool and splash pad, teen center, hard and clay tennis courts, racquetball...
Siesta Key Beach Siesta Key 8.5 mi away
#5 of 6 Nature & Parks in Siesta Key
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Robinson Nature Preserve Bradenton 10.3 mi away
#1 of 13 Nature & Parks in Bradenton
The Robinson Nature Preserve is a worthwhile destination if one enjoys hiking, running, nature photography (especially birds), biking, and kayaking or canoeing.
Really cool place and well maintained, great for kids ride the bikes, kayaking or just walk and explore I love nature and this location is EXCELLENT ️️️
Siesta Key Marina Sarasota 9.8 mi away
#12 of 32 Nature & Parks in Sarasota