Caspersen Park Sarasota
Caspersen Park Sarasota, FL
Caspersen Park is a hidden gem that beckons nature lovers and adventure seekers alike. Spanning across a large area (beach front stretches over 1½ miles), this park is renowned for
its unspoiled beauty and diverse ecological wonders.
The park's most prominent feature is its expansive shoreline, boasting a pristine beach adorned with striking white sand and a treasure trove of seashells, making it a paradise for shell collectors and beachcombing enthusiasts - it is an exceptionally good place to find prehistoric sharks' teeth.
For those seeking to explore the park's wilderness, a network of winding trails meanders through dense mangrove forests and marshlands, offering a glimpse of the area's abundant wildlife, from exotic birds to marine creatures.
Caspersen Park Map
Caspersen Park Amenities
- Beach Access
- Canoe/Kayak Launch
- Fishing Pier
- Outdoor Fitness Equipment
- Rinse Station
- Shelter / Pavilion
- Trail - Unpaved
- Wildlife Viewing
Caspersen Park Hours
6 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily, weather permitting.
Scenes around Caspersen Park
Caspersen Park in Sarasota offers a unique and exhilarating experience for nature enthusiasts and beachcombers alike – the thrill of hunting for shark's teeth along its shores. Renowned as one of the best places in the world for this exciting activity, the park's sandy stretches reveal an abundance of fossilized shark teeth, washed ashore by the Gulf of Mexico.
The park offers a range of experiences, catering to every whim and every adventurer. Launch your kayak or canoe from the sheltered cove and explore the tranquil waters of Sarasota Bay. Cast your line from the fishing pier and see what bites – the rich waters teem with fish eager to take the bait. And for the little ones, there's a nice playground where imaginations can run wild.
NOTE: Sarasota County prohibits smoking cigarettes and filtered cigars at all beaches and parks beginning October 1, 2023.
- Ample parking, restrooms, and outdoor showers offer convenience.
- Leashed dogs are welcome to enjoy the park.
- Nearby Brohard Beach is a haven for dog lovers.
- Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the shade of the palm trees.
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