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“Living in Historic Venice Florida”
Located midway between Tampa and Fort Myers on Florida’s west coast, Venice is one of the first planned cities built in the United States. Graced by Northern Italian Renaissance architecture, beautifully landscaped boulevards and parks, the city of Venice is an exception to most beach communities. It is completely surrounded by water with three bridges providing access to the downtown area. As a matter of fact, the main thoroughfare, Venice Avenue leads right to Venice’s Public Beach with Brohard Beach, Brohard Paw Park and Caspersen Beaches continuing down the coast; each offering a very unique experience.
Starting at the northern edge of Venice, there’s an open passage to the Gulf of Mexico from the Intra-coastal Waterway. From the riprap that banks the edge of the inlet, fishermen cast their lines while others sit on benches, bask in the sun and wave to passing boaters. This is a favorite place to watch the sunset or catch a glimpse of dolphins and manatees. Heading south on the beach, condominiums line the sandy shore; eventually you will arrive at Venice’s public beach; a traditional beach with concession stand and lifeguards. From this point on you’ll find more than 3 miles of “natural beauty” accessed by meandering raised boardwalks navigating mangroves, dunes and inlets to expansive sandy beaches.
Eventually, you’ll arrive at the Venice Fishing Pier and Brohard Beach, another favorite spot for sunset watchers and fishermen. Beyond that, Maxine Barritt Park provides a picnic shelter for large gatherings and an extraordinary view from the walking trails that meander around a small lake. Further down the beach is Brohard Paw Park. It’s the only beach in the county where your furry friends are allowed to swim, dig in the sand and catch a Frisbee. Meanwhile, fitness freaks and nature lovers will fall in love with Caspersen Beach. Bike, hike and paddle your way around inlets and byways or jog the shaded trail to fitness stations along the way and the coarse sand and rocky shore attract many a digger for coveted fossilized sharks teeth.
Oh, did I tell you? Venice is the “Sharks Tooth Capital of the World”!
Enter: Megdalon a SharkTooth from Venice Beach, Florida
Be sure to check-out the quaint downtown…. and let’s not forget shopping!
Eclectic shops and wonderful restaurants line the streets of Venice and Tampa avenues with Centennial Park in between the two streets. The park’s gazebo, is the site of frequent free concerts throughout the winter and the customary Farmers’ Market on Saturday mornings. There’s benches with an interactive fountain for children to cool down on a hot day.
Temps from December through February average 72.6 degrees with cool evenings requiring a light jacket or sweater.
There’s an art center with exhibits, gift shop and café, a symphony orchestra, an award-winning community theater and festivals throughout the year.
Holiday events kick-off the first Saturday after Thanksgiving in downtown Venice with lighted floats and lively entertainers.
Festivities continue with the annual Christmas Boat Parade at dusk on the first Saturday in December. Lighted boats cruise along the Intracoastal Waterway, from the Albee Road Bridge to Circus Bridge.
On the third weekend in January the the annual Rotary Arts and Crafts Festival is held at the Venice Florida Municipal Airport. The Italian Feast and Carnival is also held on the airport grounds during the third weekend in February.
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- Arlington Park
- Laurel Park Historic District
- Lido Key Beach
- The Landings | Gated Community
- McClellan Park
- Lakewood Ranch
- Anna Maria Island
- Bird Key
- Casey Key
- Lido Key and St. Armands Circle
- Longboat Key
- Palmer Ranch | Prestancia | The Oaks Club | Country Club of Sarasota
- Downtown Sarasota
- Siesta Key Beach & Village
- The Meadows
- The Oaks
- University Park