Laurel is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sarasota County, Florida, United States. The population was 8,171 at the 2010 census. People who live in the CDP have a Nokomis mailing address and signs along U.S. 41 refer to the entire extent between Roberts Bay (at the southern extent of the Nokomis CDP) and South Creek (at the northern extent of the Laurel CDP) as "Nokomis."
Laurel is part of the Bradenton–Sarasota–Venice Metropolitan Statistical Area.
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