All Beaches

  • Caspersen Beach

    Caspersen Beach is one of the most enjoyable shelling beaches in the area and an excellent spot to find prehistoric sharks’ teeth! There are nature trails traveling through freshwater and saltwater marshes, mangrove areas, and tidal flats, and excellent opportunities for wildlife viewing. Public restrooms, showers, paved parking, canoe launch, fishing, and a playground.

  • Maxine Barritt Park

    This park sits on a picturesque location on the Gulf of Mexico. Large picnic pavilions, grills, children’s play set, and public facilities make it a perfect place for a family outing. The park is around a pond where you can see many types of birds and alligators. A fence separates the pond and a paved walking trail. There is plenty of parking. It is adjacent to Paw Park on one side, and Sharky's restaurant and the Venice Fishing Pier on the other. A beautiful place for an outdoor wedding. To reserve and rent the largest pavilion, call Sarasota County Parks and Recreation, (941) 275-7565.

  • South Brohard and Paw Park

    A larged fenced dog park, split into a yard for larger dogs and a yard for smaller dogs, leads to the only beach in the area where dogs are allowed off leash. Picnic tables, doggy showers, drinking fountains for humans and dogs. Open daily, 7 a.m. - dusk. To the south is South Brohard providing beach access for humans only, includes boardwalks, benches and showers. Parking available at both places.

  • South Jetty

    The South Jetty is a paved man made rock jetty. It is known for the great fishing, surfing, and sunsets. This is a perfect place to see dolphins and manatees almost every day. There are many species of birds that call the Jetty home. Amenities include picnic tables, benches, showers, restrooms and food concession.

  • Venice Beach

    Venice Beach is the most popular public beach in Venice. Here you will find public restrooms and showers. The Venice Beach Pavilion offers a shady spot to have a picnic or visit the concession stand. Lifeguards on duty and live music throughout the week. Located at the West end of W Venice Ave.

  • Venice Fishing Pier

    The pier is the premier fishing spot in Venice. The 700-foot long pier boasts great sunsets, dolphin watching, and a bait shop. Fishing from the pier does not require a fishing license. Nearby are six picnic shelters, two sand volleyball courts, public restrooms, pavilions, two restaurants and a beautiful golf course. Plenty of parking, public restrooms and showers.

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