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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Estero Island - "The beaches of Florida are among some of the most beautiful in the world. Our heart-felt and economic appreciation of our beaches should necessitate our involvement in protecting their environment. PLEASE don’t let anyone put oil wells offshore of Florida. I am from Southern California where one has to take paint remover to the beach in order to remove the oil waste from soles of our feet. Let’s make sure that doesn’t happen to our beautiful Florida beaches." -Clyde Butcher
237 Warfield Ave, Venice, FL 34285
55 S Blvd of the Presidents, Sarasota, FL 34236 52388 Tamiami Trail, Ochopee, FL 34141
Venice, FL 34285-4640

Clyde Butcher's galleries feature a large selection of his award-winning, limited edition, hand-printed B&W photographs. Books and gifts also available for purchase....

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,...

3408_640x480.jpg - Pinebrook Park
1251 Pinebrook Rd
Venice, FL 34285

Pinebrook Park is owned by the City of Venice and maintained by Sarasota County. During the construction of the Pinebrook Development, the...

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,...
Virtual Classes for All Ages - Venice Theatre ongoing classes are available.
140 Tampa Ave W
Venice, FL 34285-1727

Nationally acclaimed community theatre offers shows year 'round in two stages. Broadway musicals, classic and contemporary dramas, comedic plays, family theatre, cabarets...

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