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Venice, FL beachesVenice Beaches…endless white sand holding treasures of the Ancient. Internationally known as the fossilized “Shark’s Tooth Capital of the World,” Venice Beaches are heaven for beach combers and vacationers. With Mediterranean architecture lining languid Gulf waters, flourishing date palms, and a bustling fishing pier, Venice Beach boasts a relaxed island lifestyle with no cruise ship necessary.

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Brohard Park

On the sparkling Gulf coast of southwest Florida, only five miles from downtown, Sarasota Bradenton International airport is a gem, providing daily scheduled service on major domestic and commuter airlines as well as seasonal international service and domestic charters. Over one million flyers per year pass through the SRQ user-friendly…

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Casperson Beach

Casperson Beach…Uncultivated, windswept, wonderfully quiet…Two-thirds of this beachfront has been left in its natural state, and is wonderfully peaceful, even though it is not far off the beaten path. South of the Venice Airport on Harbor Drive, the nature trail, freshwater and saltwater marshes, mangrove areas, and tidal flats are…

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Englewood Beach

Englewood Beach…Newly Renovated! On the southern tip of Manasota Key, Englewood’s public beach was renovated not long ago with new sand, boardwalks, facilities, and a very large parking lot. Great for boating and fishing, don’t forget to look for the signature seashell sculpture upon arrival!

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Humphris Park

Humphris Park…A great place to watch the sunset! On the South Jetty, this two mile expanse of park and beach is a popular spot for fishing and, in the right season, surfing. Humphris Park has all amenities needed for a great outing with picnic tables, benches, showers, restrooms and food…

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Manasota Beach

Manasota Beach…where you can lose the “background noise.” On the Northern end of the island, you won’t find any condominiums, restaurants, or business. Instead there is just sprawling beach as far as the eye can see with the occasional home nestled inconspicuously into a bed of vegetation. With lifeguards,…

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Maxine Barritt Park

Maxine Barritt Park is a testament to the City of Venice’s dedication to preserving Venice’s beaches for only public use. Dedicated September 17, 2010, this park was a cooperative effort between the City of Venice, Sarasota County, and the public. Once a sewage plant built in 1942 by the Army Air…

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Nokomis Beach

Venice, FL beachesNokomis Beach…Sarasota’s oldest public beach. Heading west on Albee Road, Nokomis Beach is a conveniently located beach with free parking, concessions, lifeguards, restrooms, picnic tables and showers. A popular choice among beachgoers, Nokomis Beach is fun-filled and has a social atmosphere. Drum circles are held at sunset on Wednesday…

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North Jetty Beach

Venice, FL beachesNorth Jetty Beach…one of the most exciting surfing beaches on the West Coast of Florida! With spectacular fishing and a constant stream of boats passing through the Intracoastal Waterway daily, there is always excitement on North Jetty Beach. Located on the tip of Casey Key, this is a favorite picnic…

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Paw Park

Venice, FL beachesPaw Park and South Brohard Beach…Where leashes aren’t necessary and everyone gets along! Stretching along the Gulf is 22 acres of beach, an entire acre of which is designated specifically for our four-legged friends and their owners to enjoy the sand and the surf together. Being the only beach area…

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Service Club Park

Venice, FL beachesService Club Park…where you can walk fascinating boardwalk paths over saw palmettos. The beach of Service Club Park gives locals the feeling that they’re on vacation; the sand is darker and the vegetation surrounds the wooden boardwalks. Covered pavilions dot the walkways and are wonderful places to observe the wildlife…

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Venice Municipal Beach

Venice, FL beachesVenice Municipal Beach…A favorite spot for divers! Only a short walking distance from downtown, Venice Beach is a popular destination for a picnic or an afternoon stroll. With free parking, food concession, bathrooms, showers, shelter, two sand volleyball courts, a picnic area and boardwalks, there is something enjoyable for…

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Venice Municipal Fishing Pier

Venice, FL beachesThe Venice Municipal Fishing Pier is a 720 foot long pier owned by the City of Venice. It is located on the Island of Venice, at the foot of Sharky’s Restaurant, and admission is free. Beach goers swim at Brohard beach which straddles the pier on both sides while fisherman…

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