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.
The longest beach in Sarasota County, is located south of Venice Airport on Harbor Drive. It has been 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. It is also site of the annual Sharks Tooth and Seafood Festival.
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.
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