Boat and Kayak Launches

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Marina Park in North PortSarasota 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 

Check out the list below.

  • Ken Thompson Park

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    1. Address:1700 Ken Thompson Parkway
      Sarasota, FL 34236
    1. Bait Shop
    2. Birding
    3. Boat Ramp
    4. Boat Ramps for Motorized Vessels
    5. Boat Ramps for Non-motorized Vessels
    6. Canoe/Kayak Launch
    7. Concession / Restaurant
    8. Dog-Friendly (leash required)
    9. Fishing Pier
    10. Grills
    11. Picnicking
    12. Playground
    13. Restroom
    14. Shelter / Pavilion
    15. Trail - Paved
    16. Trail - Unpaved
    17. Wildlife Viewing
    1. Water Access Parks
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