Venice, Florida Attractions

Venice, Florida Attractions
Venice, Florida has a small-town atmosphere, known for quaint shopping and grand boulevards with live oaks that begin downtown and end at the beach. Venice offers various opportunities to explore the city's parks, with activities such as hiking, camping, deep sea fishing and beach combing. Venice is also known as the "Shark Tooth Capital," which means visitors can collect prehistoric shark teeth at several beach locations.

Camp Venice Retreat

Camp Venice Retreat offers adventures in camping on the Myakka River. Campers can take advantage of several different types of camping. Try camping in tents along the waterfront, among the canopy of oak trees covered in Spanish Moss. Cabins are available directly on the water, and feature lights, air conditioning and a small covered porch, with a maximum of four persons per cabin. It should be noted that there is no kitchen or bathroom. The retreat does have restroom and laundry facilities. RV's can park in over 100 full hookup sites. The campsites backup to Myakka River and can accommodate all size RV's.

Camp Venice Retreat
4085 East Venice Avenue
Venice, FL 34292
(941) 488-0850
campvenice.com/index.html

Venice Beaches

Venice offers visitors three different beaches for those seeking fun in the sun. The Brohard Paw Park is a dog-friendly beach, and Caspersen Beach is the longest beach in Sarasota County, boasting an uncultivated, secluded quality. In fact, this is the perfect area to look for pre-historic shark teeth. Venice Municipal Beach is also an excellent area to find fossilized material and shark teeth. Nokomis Beach is a family-oriented beach, where visitors can fish, stroll along the beach or launch a boat.

Venice Beaches
Harbor Drive
Venice, FL
venice-fla.com/venice_florida_beaches.htm

Venetian Waterway Park

The Venetian Waterway Park, located along both side of the Intracoastal Waterway, offers visitors benches, picnic shelters and grills. Visitors can bike, jog or walk, while catching glimpses of the areas teeming wildlife, many of which are found along the 10-mile trail among the 42-acre park.

Venetian Waterway Park
401 West Venice Avenue
Venice, FL 34285
(941) 486-2626
venicegov.com/Park_links/venetian_waterway.htm

Article Written By Joyce Kelley-Ellis

Based in Tallahassee, Fla., Joyce Ellis attended Chipola Junior College where she received a degree in criminology. She has been writer for 15 years, writing professionally at several different venues, in print and online. Her articles appear on Examiner.com and eHow.

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