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.

As you explore area beaches, unlock the Beach Pass in the Visit Sarasota App to earn exclusive prizes!

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2728_640x480.jpg - Hecksher Park. Photo courtesy of Scgov.net
450 W. Venice Ave
Venice, FL 34285

Hecksher Park is owned by the City of Venice and operated and maintained by Sarasota County through an interlocal agreement that has...

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,...

Chaz 51 Steakhouse
549 U.S. 41 Bypass N
Venice, FL 34285

Chaz 51 Steakhouse is a foodie destination offering high-end cuisine to challenge even those with the most discerning tastes. We invite you to...

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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