Sarasota Gateway Hotels
Great Outdoors

Relax in Sarasota’s natural beauty.

Parks, Preserves, Waterways & Beaches


From hiking and biking trails to park playgrounds and spacious preserves where wildlife abounds, discover nature throughout Sarasota. Click here to view Visit Sarasota County’s Discover Natural Sarasota County Guide in digital format.


From Siesta Key, ranked the #1 beach in America by Dr. Beach just a few years ago, to the Venice Beach, known as the “Shark Tooth Capital of the World,” Sarasota’s shoreline offers gorgeous beaches to explore. Here’s a great “bucket list” of area beaches and the driving distance from Sarasota’s Gateway Hotels to each:


  • Celery Fields (1.9 miles)
  • Colonial Oaks Park (2.7 miles)
  • Nathan Benderson Park (3.2 miles)
  • Payne Park (5.2 miles)
  • Bayfront Park (6.8 miles)
  • Myakka River State Park (14.1 miles)
  • South Lido County Park (10 miles)