Florida Beaches - Venice Public Beach

Venice Florida Beach is a great family beach to spend the day

Venice Florida Public Beach is easily accessible from anywhere in Venice and is a great place to spend the day with the family at the beach. Located right near the heart of Venice, at the very end of Venice Avenue, this public beach is always posted with lifeguards during the summer months and makes a prime spot to bring young children who may need an extra set of eyes while playing in the water. The Venice Florida Beach park also offers concession stands, restrooms, picnic tables and even sand volleyball courts, making this an excellent place to enjoy a day in the sun with the entire family.

The beach is only 6 acres in size but definitely reigns as one of the most popular beaches in Venice, with easy access to downtown, to Harbor Drive and to the Venetian Walkway Park. This is also a wonderful place to pick up fossilized shark’s teeth if you are not interested in heading all the way down to Casperson Park, or want to stay in range of the lifeguards. Local divers know Venice Public Beach as a good place to dive for shark fossils. There is also a reef contained other fossilized materials, sand dollars and a great view of the fish, about a quarter mile off the shore, so many experienced divers or sorcerers like to use Venice Florida Beach as a starting point.

Surprisingly, although Venice Florida Beach offers several amenities like playgrounds and lifeguards to keep the children safe, it is not super crowded. Especially if you arrive early in the day there is amble opportunity to find parking spots and there is always a place to set up camp on the beach for a day in the sun. Venice Public Beach is the most accessible from Venice Avenue. If you come over the Venice Avenue Bridge or the US-41 Bypass, Venice Avenue is one of the first streets you will see or just stay on Venice Avenue from the Venice Avenue Bridge. Take Venice Ave. all the way down and you will meet the shoreline and Venice Florida Beach.