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 “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

Don’t miss this shop- and restaurant-filled stretch of downtown Venice.

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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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,...
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1300 block of Tarpon Center Drive
Venice, FL 34285
Higel Park is primarily used for boat access. The boat ramp consists of one double ramp with docks. There is a scenic...
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,...

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....

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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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 most...

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