A watercolor illustration of the downtown historic Venice Main Street, in Venice, Florida

Venice

The "Shark Tooth Capital of the World"

Aptly named one of Coastal Living’s "Best Places to Live on the Coast" in 2020 and “Happiest Seaside Towns in America” in 2015, this island town’s charming main street offers shopping and dining and meanders through stately 1920s homes leading straight to the Gulf of Mexico. 

Once a fishing and farming community, this city in the heart of Sarasota County has blossomed into a vacation destination, where families play in the surf, hunt for prehistoric shark teeth, shop through downtown, bike around the Venetian Waterway Trail and "catch the big one" at the Venice Pier.

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sunset sail
1968 Tarpon Center Dr
Venice, FL 34285

SailVenice is located at the Crow's Nest Marina and Restaurant. Near Historic downtown Venice. 5 Sailing tours daily in the Gulf of...

Centennial Park
West Venice Avenue
Venice, FL 34285

Centennial Park in Venice, FL is in the heart of downtown Venice. Park amenities include a gazebo, parking lot, picnic tables, benches,...

Chauncy Howard Park
601 The ESplanade N
Venice, FL 34285
If you are staying near Venice Beach, consider walking to the shoreline through the adjacent Chauncy Howard Park for a more quiet,...
Hotel Venezia - Dining
425 US 41 Bypass N
Venice, FL 34285

Venezia Restaurant & Bar located within Hotel Venezia. Join us Pool Side at our Out Door Pool Bar or Dining Room. Daily...

Gator in the Myakka River
5000 E Venice Ave
Venice, FL 34292

Experience one of Florida's most unique restaurants, tucked away on the banks of the Myakka river in a true Old Florida setting....

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4100 Harbor Drive
Venice, FL 34285
Caspersen is one of the most enjoyable shelling beaches in the area and an exceptionally good place to find prehistoric sharks' teeth...
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1300 Ridgewood
Venice, FL 34292

The park is the site of the city of Venice's first drinking water wells and has been called Wellfield ever since.

Amenities:...

South Jetty
2000 Tarpon Center Dr
Venice, FL 34285
The South Jetty is a paved man made rock jetty. It is known for the great fishing, surfing, and sunsets. This is...

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