When you buy real estate in Venice Florida, you’ll discover an abundance of recreational activities right in your own community. Venice Florida Beaches are among the best in Florida. With a historic downtown district as well as piers, parks, and marinas, you’ll find much to explore when you buy a home or condo in Venice Florida.
Here is our list of the top 10 things to do in Venice Florida.
1. Casperson Beach – Sharks Teeth & Shelling. Dig for sharks teeth on beautiful Casperson Beach. Venice Florida beaches are known as the Sharks’ Tooth Capital of the World! Fossilized teeth wash up at these beaches because sharks lived in this area millions of years ago, and since sharks produce thousands of teeth each year, they eventually become petrified and wash ashore. If you are here in April, be sure to attend the annual Venice Shark’s Tooth and Seafood Festival. Casperson Beach, along with its 177-acre beachfront park, is undeveloped and natural. With playgrounds, picnic tables, and beautiful boardwalks, this is a wonderful beach for exploring, walking, playing, swimming, shelling, and more.
2. Venice Public Beach – Water Sports. Enjoy swimming, snorkeling, parasailing, windsurfing, kiteboarding, and more! Or simply soak up the sun from beautiful and uncrowded Venice Public Beach.
3. Higel Marine Park – Boating. The Higel Marine Park is the perfect place for boating, kayaking, sailing, canoeing, and more in Venice Florida.
4. Venice Fishing Pier & South Jetty Park – Fishing. Venice Fishing Pier, located at Brohard Park on Venice Island, behind Sharky’s on the Pier, is the perfect place to fish. If you don’t catch anything for dinner, you can eat right at Sharky’s for a great waterfront meal and witness a spectacular sunset over the Gulf of Mexico. The Venice Fishing Pier is open from 6:30 to 9 PM daily. No fishing license required! South Jetty Park, part of Higel Marine Park, is another great place to fish and watch boats go by. You’ll find picnic tables, benches, and restrooms here.
5. Venetian Waterway Park – Cycling. The Venetian Waterway Park (part of the Sarasota County Legacy Trail) spreads across both sides of the Intracoastal Waterway that lends itself to nearly 10 miles of prime, waterfront real estate in Venice Florida. This 42-acre park is a popular location for walking, cycling, and more. You can even bring along your dogs!
6. Venice Historic Train Depot – Free Historical Tour. The Venice Historic Train Depot sits at the northeast end of Waterway Park. Originally built in 1927 by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, this park was renovated in 2003. Enjoy a free tour with the Venice Historical Society and view all the railroad memorabilia.
7. Myakka River – Birdwatching. Myakka River is an official “Florida Wild & Scenic River” and almost 40 miles of its trails touch the 37,000 acres of protected Venice, Florida Real Estate. This is the perfect place for birdwatching.
8. Centennial Park – Fountain Fun. Right in Historic Downtown Venice Florida, Centennial Park offers fun fountains for children. This lovely little park is open from 9:30 AM to 9:30 PM daily. Park amenities include picnic tables, restrooms and parking. The gazebo is equipped to handle handicapped visitors.
9. Downtown Historic District on Venice Avenue. Enjoy the unique shops, boutiques, and cafes. Discover the perfect souvenir for yourself or someone special.
10. Brohard Dog Beach and Paw Park – For Dog Lovers. If you have a dog, you don’t want to miss the Brohard Dog Beach and Paw Park. Here, dogs enjoy playing in the water and socializing with friendly dogs and owners.
Please let us know your favorite things to do in Venice Florida!