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From walking, biking to stunning sunsets everyday, The Bay has something for everyone.

Take a Walk

Did you know that The Bay was listed as one of the best walks in town?

That’s right! Our newly opened Mangrove Bayou Walkway was voted Best New Walk in Sarasota Magazine’s Best of Sarasota 2021: Outdoor Experiences.

The walkway is an ADA-accessible, half-mile long nature trail that winds through the natural beauty of The Bay’s mangroves, native plants and waters. Come for a sunset stroll, take a tranquil moment by the water, or practice spotting the hidden wildlife living in the Florida-friendly flowers, grasses, shrubs, and trees.

Want to know where to walk?

Click here to view our pedestrian walking map.

Go for a run

Run by yourself, with a friend or with a pup!

Want to be featured online or on social? Tag us on social at @TheBaySarasota or email your photo or video to [email protected]

Watch the Sunset

The Bay is one of the most popular spots in town to catch one of our beautiful Sarasota Sunsets. So grab a friend, take a breezy sunset stroll, pull up a chair or have a seat right on the lawn as you take in the natural beauty of The Bay.

Insider View

“The best spot to catch the sunset is on the lookouts behind the Van Wezel. After a day at The Bay, I like to go out there, and just experience it. Word to the wise: If it’s too hot or you don’t feel like walking, park near the Van Wezel and watch from your car! I promise you won’t be the only one.” – Jeannie Perales, Chief Experience Officer at The Bay

Every Wednesday: Sunset Yoga

Did you know we feature Sunset Yoga every Wednesday? Check out our events calendar to learn more.

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Here’s one of the amazing sunsets you’ll see at The Bay. You can capture the magic at The Bay by hashtagging #thebaysarasota. Not on social media? Just send your photo in to [email protected]

Check Out Our Live Sunset Camera

Did you know you could enjoy the view of The Bay anytime, anywhere? Virtually gaze at Sarasota Bay, watch the sun rise, or experience a signature Sarasota sunset 7 days a week. Just click on the link below to check out our live camera!

View the Live Cams

Bike The Bay

A New Way to Explore The Bay

The Bay and surrounding areas provide safe pathways to bike The Bay.

Self Directed Activities

Family Fun & Exploration

Download our self-directed scavenger hunt and field guides for a fun way to explore The Bay with the whole family.

Bird Watching

Through eBird, you can add to the catalogue of birds at The Bay. Make sure to get out your bird-watching binoculars, snap some photos, and share your sightings with eBird.

Participate in a Free Weekly Events

The Bay is designed to support active and passive use of the park throughout the day and evening in all seasons. From indoor to outdoor, onshore to offshore, we will feature a range of family-friendly programs for all to enjoy.

Whether it is fitness, festivals, performing arts or ecological education, our goal is to host year-round programming that will entice and attract the greater Gulf Coast region.

Yoga by The Bay

Wednesday Evenings, 6 pm – 7 pm
Pineapple Yoga + Cycling Studio Lawn behind the Van Wezel.

Saturday mornings, 9 am – 10
Erin Hurter for Bay Park Yoga Lawn behind the Van Wezel.

Sundays by The Bay

Sunday, 2 pm
Civic Green

Sunsets by The Bay

Third Thursdays, 5pm
Civic Green

Coming Soon: Paddle Launch

A New Way to Explore The Bay

At the end of the year, we’ll be opening our new, ADA-Accessible paddle launch — providing a new public access point for paddlers and kayakers to explore The Bay.

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