Local Beaches

Local Beaches

In order for Venice Area Beaches to thrive and grow, both the dunes and the natural vegetation must be protected from the foot traffic of thousands of people who use our beaches every year. Wooden walkovers are found at most of our beaches and provide safe and convenient access to the beaches as well as protect the new dunes from pedestrian traffic.

When you visit our beaches, help us respect and protect the natural environment by using walkovers wherever they are provided. We want many generations of visitors and residents to enjoy the wonders of our greatest natural resource for years to come. Starting at the southernmost point in the greater Venice area, you will find a beach to fit your needs.

Before you head out to any of the Gorgeous Venice area Beaches you can now check the conditions of the beach...courtesy of Mote Marine, at the following website:  VISITBEACHES.ORG


Brohard Paw Park (Dog Friendly Beach click here for map / directions)

For dog lovers, noteworthy in Venice is The Brohard Paw Park (1600 Harbor Dr. S., 941-861-9830), with dog drinking fountains, showers on decks for dogs only, fire hydrants and leash posts. The park is also adjacent to the only beach area in the county where dogs are allowed to roam free. Dog lovers have declared this park and beach to be the best dog friendly park in the state.


Caspersen Beach                                                

The longest beach in Sarasota County, is located south of Venice Airport on Harbor Drive. It has seen left in its natural state, uncultivated, windswept, and secluded. This is an exceptionally good area to look for and find pre-historic sharks teeth as well as enjoyable shelling.


Venice Municipal Beach

An excellent place to find sharks teeth and other fossilized material and attracts divers to its coral reef about one quarter mile offshore.


Nokomis Beach, a quiet, family-oriented beach, a good place for fishing, strolling, or launching a boat. Nokomis has 14 miles of white sandy beach! The Nokomis Beach and Park is comprised of 22 acres with 1,700 feet running alongside the Gulf of Mexico, and 3,200 feet along the Intra-coastal Waterway. This area is known for its stunning white sand beaches that are ideal for shelling and beachcombing. All types of other beach activities are available such as swimming, diving, fishing and boating. Nokomis Beach has lifeguards, free parking, concessions, restrooms and picnic tables. It is Sarasota County’s oldest public beach and is located on Casey Key just west of the Albee Road Bridge.


North Jetty Beach

Located at the southern end of Casey Key, this is a great family beach.  Lifeguards are on duty, and there are picnic areas, concessions, volleyball courts, playground and restrooms.  Fishermen love to line up along the rocks and fish all day long while visitors like to see if they can catch a glimpse of the dolphins swimming in the channel.  Also a great place to surf...so don't forget the surfboards.




Lifeguards at Venice Beach, North Jetty and Nokomis Beach are all certified EMT's or First Responders and have the ability to perform the most up-to-date emergency medical treatments. Each beach location also has emergency medical treatments available such as oxygen and an Automated External Defribrillator. The lifeguards on the Sarasota beaches were the first beach lifeguards to become certified by the United States Lifesaving Association.

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Contact Information

Flerlage Team
RE/MAX Alliance Group
1314 B East Venice Ave
Venice FL 34285
Fax: 941-244-5354