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

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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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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...

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3951 Woodmere Park Blvd.
Venice, FL 34293

Dedicated on Sept. 22, 1994, Woodmere Park sits on 36 acres off Jacaranda Boulevard in southeastern Venice.

A special feature of this...

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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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303 East Venice Avenue
Venice, FL 34285
This scenic 10-mile trail was developed by Venice Area Beautification Inc. with assistance from the city of Venice and Sarasota County. With...
Venice Art Center
390 Nokomis Ave S.
Venice, FL 34285
Venice Art Center hosts 12 unique exhibits annually. We have 55 talented instructors that offer 550 adult and Children’s classes and workshops...
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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...
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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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725 W. Venice Ave
Venice, FL 34285
Relaxation, with personalized and friendly service is what you can expect from this 49 room retreat located beachside in Venice, Florida. Set...

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