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About Venice (AKA "Shark Tooth Capital")


The city of Venice, known as Venice Beach, is situated on the Florida Gulf Coast in Sarasota County.

This area features 14 miles of beaches stretching between Casey Key and Manasota Key. There are plenty of opportunities for water sports like fishing and boating.

Other attractions in Venice include the Cultural Center, Shopping mall, Beaches, Golf Courses, Shelling, Venice Theater, Eagle Point, Edgewood, and others.

In addition, Venice has been listed as the “Shark Tooth Capital of the World” in several publications. Finding fossilized shark teeth is a popular Sarasota County activity.

Approximately 16,6 square miles (43.1 km2) of the area and 23,985 people make up the city, according to the 2019 United States Census Bureau data.


Venice, Florida, is a charming coastal city nestled on the Gulf Coast in Sarasota County. It's renowned for its stunning beaches, vibrant downtown, and laid-back atmosphere, making it a popular destination for tourists and retirees alike.

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Venice, Florida City Hall

Here's a glimpse into what Venice, Florida, has to offer:


Beaches:

Venice Beach: This sprawling beach is the crown jewel of Venice, offering soft white sand, calm turquoise waters, and plenty of space for sunbathing, swimming, and shelling.

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Venice Beach, Florida

Caspersen Beach: Known for its abundance of fossilized shark teeth, Caspersen Beach is a paradise for treasure hunters. Keep your eyes peeled as you comb the shoreline for these prehistoric souvenirs.

Image of Caspersen Beach, Venice, Florida

Caspersen Beach, Venice, Florida


Downtown:

Venice Avenue: Lined with colorful shops, art galleries, and cafes, Venice Avenue exudes a delightful small-town vibe. Stroll down the avenue, browse the local wares, and soak up the charming atmosphere.

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Venice Avenue, Venice, Florida

Venice Farmers Market: Every Saturday morning, the vibrant Venice Farmers Market buzzes with activity. Fill your basket with fresh produce, flowers, and artisan crafts from local vendors.

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Venice Farmers Market, Venice, Florida


Other attractions:

Venetian Waterway Park: This scenic park features a network of trails winding alongside the Intracoastal Waterway. Rent a kayak or paddleboard and explore the tranquil waterways, or simply relax and enjoy the stunning views.

Image of Venetian Waterway Park, Venice, Florida

Venetian Waterway Park, Venice, Florida