Known as the Shark Tooth Capital of the World, Venice's laid-back beaches and friendly atmosphere make it a beloved Gulf destination. A Venice, Florida vacation might mean perusing the colorful main street storefronts, relaxing on Venice Beach, or simply laying out poolside in the sunshine. Soak up the rays and relax knowing you'll end your day in one of our Venice vacation rentals.
Where is Venice?
This beach community sits on the Western coast of Florida, facing the Gulf of Mexico. The lively bayfront city of Sarasota sits to the north of Venice, and Port Charlotte's parks and beaches are about the same distance away to the southeast. Take the 60-mile drive to Fort Myers and explore its surrounding parks, like the Charlotte Harbor Reserve State Park. The sights and tastes of Tampa are an easy day trip away - about 70 miles to Venice's north.
Things to do in Venice, Florida
Venice Beach, the town's crown jewel, is a certified Blue Wave beach - safe and clean for the whole family. Drop a fishing line at the beach's public pier and try your luck with the local aquatic life. Keep an eye out for dolphins playing offshore! If you're feeling athletic, bring a volleyball and challenge your friends to a game on the sand courts here. Be sure to check out Caspersen Beach to look for washed-up shark teeth - the morning after a storm often yields the best finds.
Golf enthusiasts can tee off at Lake Venice Golf Club, a 27-hole course by the water. Can't get enough of that sunshine and ocean breeze? Bike around the Venetian Waterway Park trail, a walking and biking trail on either side of the Intracoastal Waterway.
Whether you're here with family, friends, or your significant other, this cute Gulf Coast town offers the best of the Sunshine State. Book a Venice vacation rental for your next visit to this wonderful community!
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