Florida Beaches - Venice: Caspersen Beach

If you are on the quest for a beautiful, clean beach park where you can relax and enjoy the view of the Gulf of Mexico or take a brisk hike through the trails on your vacation, you need to check out Caspersen Beach. Located just over the Intracoastal Waterway on the southernmost point of the island of Venice Beach, Caspersen Beach is a refreshing look at what Venice has to offer.

Most beach parks only offer you a place to simply relax on the beach, but Caspersen Beach is made up of 177 acres of uncultivated land where you can roam down the beach or back into the trails to Bed Lake with the feeling that you have escaped civilization right at your vacation destination. During the weekends, Caspersen Beach has become a place of interest to some locals and tourists, but since most vacationers stay near the Venice Public Beach, you are still sure to find somewhere quiet to unwind and take in the view. During the weekdays, even during the summer months, you can manage to feel as though you are completely surrounded by solitude both on the beach and in the trails.

Caspersen Beach linked up with the Venetian Intracoastal Waterway Park and has two easily accessible routes to the park from both Harbor Drive and from the Waterway bike path. With plentiful picnic tables, park benches, and children’s play areas this is a great place to bring the entire family for a relaxing day at the beach or a bike ride and a picnic lunch.

Don’t forget, one of the famous attractions to Caspersen Beach is the great shelling available on this untouched splendor. But it doesn’t stop there; the child in all of us will love searching for sharks’ teeth fossils on the shore of Caspersen Beach. Fossil hunting is allowed and this is a great way to take home a piece of Venice that serves as a reminder of your vacation long after you leave.