Boat and Kayak Launches

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Sarasota County offers many different water access locations including, 13 motorized boat launches and 29 non-motorized (kayak/canoe/paddleboard) launches.

Get out enjoy Sarasota County’s waterways and coastal environment at a location near you! Explore new locations by trying different launches.

Boat Ramps for Motorized Vessels

  • Blackburn Point Park
  • Centennial Park
  • Dallas White Park (Freshwater Ramp)
  • Higel Marine Park
  • Indian Mound Park
  • Ken Thompson Park
  • Manasota Beach Park
  • Marina Park (Northport)
  • Marina Park and Boat Ramp (Venice)
  • Nokomis Beach Park
  • Pinecraft Park (Shallow Water Vessels Only)
  • Snook Haven Park (Shallow Water Vessels Only)
  • Turtle Beach Park

Boat Ramps for Non-motorized Vessels 

  • Blackburn Point Park
  • Blind Pass Beach Park, Bayside
  • Carlton Reserve
  • Caspersen Beach Park, Bayside
  • Centennial Park
  • Christopher Wheeler Park
  • Curry Creek Preseserve (West entrance - Albee Farm Road)
  • Deer Prairie Creek Preserve (south entrance - S. Tamiami Trail)
  • Indian Mound Park
  • Ken Thompson Park
  • Lakeview Park
  • Legacy Park
  • Lemon Bay Park
  • Manasota Beach Park, Bayside
  • Nathan Benderson Park
  • Nokomis Beach Park, Bayside
  • Nokomis Community Park
  • Nokomis Riverview Park
  • North Jetty Park
  • Osprey Fishing Pier
  • Phillippi Estate Park
  • Pinecraft Park
  • Shoreland Park
  • Snook Haven Park
  • South Lido Beach (Ted Sperling Park at South Lido)
  • Turtle Beach Park
  • Vamo Drive Park
  • Venice Myakka River Park
  • Wharf Road Park 
  • Snook Haven Park and Riverfront Restaurant

    1. Address:5000 E. Venice Ave.
      Venice, FL 34292
    1. Birding
    2. Boat Ramp
    3. Canoe/Kayak Launch
    4. Concession / Restaurant
    5. Fishing
    6. Fishing Pier
    7. Restroom
    8. Wildlife Viewing
    1. Natural Areas
    2. Water Access Parks

Snook Haven Restaurant

  • Restrooms on site
  • Myakka River Tour Boat (November-May)
  • Sit down restaurant
  • Food and drink (including beer, wine, alcohol)
  • Alligator and bird watching
  • Live music
  • Motorized boat ramp
  • Periodic special events
  • Kayak and canoe rentals
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