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#1 of 35 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...
Selby is perfect for couples, families and all types of plant lovers; there are 8 greenhouses with more than 20,000 plants, an orchid house, charming walking paths and special areas for children (that are fun for...
#2 of 35 Nature & Parks in Sarasota
We ve joined the Legacy Friends (supporting the efforts of this trail) twice now...and love this awesome bike ride through canals, up to the seaside of Casperson Beach, and back.
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.
#3 of 35 Nature & Parks in Sarasota
The aquarium, which opened in 1980, displays more than 100 marine species, including grouper, sharks, sea turtles, manatees, rays, skates, seahorses, octopuses, sea jellies, river otters, lobster, tarpon, snook, a...
This was a fun and educational day marveling the oceanic sea life of these fascinating marine creatures and animals by walking around and seeing a few shows starring their underwater cast of majestic sea animals.
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#4 of 35 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...
During the walk through the park you will see the beauty of the bay, a variety of boats at the Marina, Banyan Trees, the Dolphin Fountain and finally a stop at O'Leary's Tiki Bar for a snack and drink is a perfect...
#5 of 35 Nature & Parks in Sarasota
You can enjoy the fishing, easy hiking, bird watching, scenic drive, kayaking biking(they offer rentals) and of course the favorites are the guided boat trip to spot the alligators also a tram ride and the tree to...
Great walks, cycling, lots of nature trails, lots of gators in the Upper Myakka Lake, good fishing, bass, tilapia plus many others, lots of turtles, deer, wild turkeys plus a lot of bird life in particular water b...
#6 of 35 Nature & Parks in Sarasota
Super high intensity climb up steep or graduating inclines with great views of wetlands great dog friendly park with a butterfly garden great expanse of fields and open grass a nearby alligator sanctuary a bird sa...
You will come here thinking it’s just a field with a hill (mountain in Florida ) but what you will find is a treasure of birds, plants, trails and very knowledgeable team at the Visitor Center AND out on the boa...
#7 of 35 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.
This is next to the Mote aquarium and provided a wonderful experience for visitors while giving permanently injured or disabled birds a safe haven as birdie ambassadors.
#8 of 35 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
Consider planning a barbecuer or taking a hike on the nature trails or fish in the backwaters or go shelling on the sandy beach or arrange for a guided kayak or canoe trip with one of the local outfitters who oper...
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#9 of 35 Nature & Parks in Sarasota
They have a great variety of animals & it's unbelievable how close you get to them: bears, lions, tigers, ligers, tigons, primates, alligators, camels, ponies, bison, donkeys, and my favorite: a petting zoo with g...
The owners also urged people to adopt from rescue centers - all positive messages about animal welfare !! Would definitely definitely definitely recommend a 2-3 hr visit there, it’s educational, it’s fun, it’s gre...
#10 of 35 Nature & Parks in Sarasota
We headed north on the Intercoastal and both Captains on board talked to us about the bird rookery, homes along the canal, and some local history.
everyone was friendly and helpful!! Thanks to there help with a beautiful scenic route they gave us we went to a sand bar and swam for hours!
#11 of 35 Nature & Parks in Sarasota
Hundreds of lighted palm trees, rowers that actually move and much more..a must see! Next to the University Town Center mall....right off of 75! Great place for a lovely stroll too!
I stumbled upon this park and got to watch the Olympic class athletes compete in "The World Rowing Championships" It was a great and unexpected thrill to see how the coaches interact with the crews.
#12 of 35 Nature & Parks in Sarasota
In addition Cat Depot maintains a huge, modern, clean shelter for cats and kittens needing homes.
They have a really nice shop in front where you can find lots of cat supplies and gifts.
#13 of 35 Nature & Parks in Sarasota
Founded in 1936 by David Breed Lindsay, a local newspaperman, Sarasota Jungle Gardens offers 10 acres of botanical plantings along with bird and animal shows that include native species and exotic plants from arou...
Wonderful, fun place with loads of animals like parrots, wandering peacocks, a crocodile, alligators, exotic birds, a butterfly room, places to play and even "Christ Garden" with 3D displays of some of the famous...
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#14 of 35 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...
It features clay tennis courts, a large play ground, walking trails, horseshoes, water features that attract a lot of wildlife and full service cafe!
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Coquina Beach

Longboat Key 4.6 mi away
#1 of 5 Nature & Parks in Longboat Key
Coquina Beach is perfect for this - always freshly groomed, clean, just a few walkers/joggers out, convenient to all of Longboat Key, plentiful parking & of course - great views of the Gulf of Mexico.
... 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...

Siesta Beach

Siesta Key 5.0 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.
Gorgeous beach with lots of fun things to do - volleyball, playground for kids, lifeguards, restrooms, tennis courts, etc., just a great place to enjoy plus the sand is so while and fine it's beautiful!
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#15 of 35 Nature & Parks in Sarasota
Walking and exercise trails, a fenced in toddler park for little children and the big kids can play on jungle gyms, slides and climbing apparatus under canopies that keep the hot sun off the play structures.
For the rest of us, there are wonderful walking paths that can also serve as bike paths for a lovely stroll or for that power exercise with strategic bars ready to pump you up.

Siesta Key Beach

Siesta Key 5.0 mi away
#3 of 6 Nature & Parks in Siesta Key
CLEAN beach!!-thank you Siesta Key! Wonderful wide beach with clean public restrooms and a concession stand for food & drink and cement seating under shade trees near bathrooms and children's playground which was...
This was a beautiful beach, thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, very clean bathrooms and clean beach, enjoy yourselves
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#16 of 35 Nature & Parks in Sarasota
In sarasota definitely go there early in the morning for a three mile walk under live oaks and pristine trees it’s an oasis in the middle of paradise
We cycle to the park about three times a week, when we're there.There is ample parking and facilities at the pavilion for undercover picnics and a lovely childrens play park.
#17 of 35 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...
Beach, picnic areas, ample parking, walking/hiking paths, kayak rentals and areas to put your own kayak in, guided tours of mango areas.
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#18 of 35 Nature & Parks in Sarasota
Great place to walk - waterway to walk along or through paths in the trees - easy to navigate and can go for a short or long walk
At the entrance to the paths there's a big board with information and a map (as well as some paper maps you can take with you) We walked round nearly the whole place and did just over 2 miles in total.
#19 of 35 Nature & Parks in Sarasota
It is shaded, has a playground and lots of trees and picnic tables, and it has one of the best views of the city of Sarasota across the Bay.
The Austrailian pines provide shade and canoes and kayaks may be launched from the park, but surrounding waters are very shallow in spots.
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Quick Point Nature Reserve

Longboat Key 2.8 mi away
#4 of 5 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...

Crescent Beach

Siesta Key 6.1 mi away
#2 of 6 Nature & Parks in Siesta Key
... great, but please be aware/respectful of fishermen with lines out.Parking is limited--we always book a rental condo near the Point of Rocks, but you can occasionally find a parking spot near Public access #12.
This is down a little ways from Siesta Beach but much more peaceful and relaxing, equally as fantastic!
#20 of 35 Nature & Parks in Sarasota
We enjoyed watching the butterflies flitting from flower to flower in the butterfly garden!
I happened to be there on one of the days when the volunteers were hard at work in the butterfly garden--they were so pleasant and informative.
#21 of 35 Nature & Parks in Sarasota
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#22 of 35 Nature & Parks in Sarasota
#1 of 1 Nature & Parks in Lido Key
Great beach
Great beach
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