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.

Learn More About Venice, Florida

Meandering Along Miami Avenue

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10 Things to Do in Venice

Venice, Florida, named one of the top two “happiest seaside towns in America,” will leave you smiling. Here are 10 reasons why.

Dine, Watch, Explore - Venice, Florida

Venice, Florida, has beautiful beaches, lots of parks and green space, a full calendar of annual events, and a healthy arts and restaurant scene. Learn more about things to do in this Gulf Coast town.
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2707_640x480.jpg - Chuck Reiter Stadium. Photo courtesy of Scgov.net
250 Fort St
Venice, FL 34285

Chuck Reiter was a Little League coach who was instrumental in developing the Little League program in Venice.

Amenities: Four lighted baseball...

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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:...

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Lyons Bay
Venice, FL 34275
Rattlesnake Island is a popular picnic destination for area boaters. Trails follow the shoreline, and explorers will see a variety of plants,...
Venice Beach
Venice Ave and The Esplanade
Venice, FL 34285

Venice Beach is a great place to find seashells, enjoy the warm gulf waters or if you're a diver check out the...

7453_640x480.jpg - We are open to the public! Waterford, Calusa Lakes and Capri Isles Golf Clubs.
Serving Sarasota County
Venice, FL 34292

Semi-Private Championship Courses:

Capri Isles - 18 holes: The superb condition, affordable pricing, and challenging holes make Capri Isles one of the...

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2300 North River Road
Venice, FL 37292
The preserve has more than eight-miles of trails, including the 3.3-mile outer loop trail.
The trails are unpaved but accessible for...

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