Venice Florida Guide

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Venice, Florida Restaurants

Waterfront Dining, Live Music, Casual Hangouts

Venice Florida offers more waterfront dining than more cities along the Gulf of Mexico, which is something many people expect when visiting or moving to Florida.  Many Venice Florida restaurants, on and off the water, offer live music throughout the week.  So, come check out some of our local favorite Venice Florida restaurants along with some the national chain restaurants you are used to enjoying.

Sharky's on the Pier

Fins at Sharky's on the Pier

Pop's Sunset Grill

Crow's Nest

Snook Haven


Venice, Florida Churches

Just a few of many options in Venice...

Everyone has different worship backgrounds and styles, so there are many church options in the Venice, Florida area.  Please feel free to check out some of the Venice Florida church websites listed below:

Christ United Methodist Church

Grace United Methodist Church

First Baptist Church of Venice

Epiphany Catholic Church

The Bridge Church


Youth Sports

Yes...there are many families in Venice Florida!

Venice, Florida offers many options for keeping our children active and healthy from baseball to beach volleyball.  There is something for everyone in Venice.

Venice Little League

SKY Family YMCA

Jellys Volleyball

Venice Falcons - VAYSA (Venice Area Youth Soccer)

Venice Vikings - Venice Youth Football

Venice Youth Boating Association

Venice and Sarasota Rowing Clubs


Venice, Florida Schools

Sarasota County Schools - 1 of 3 "A" Districts in Florida

Sarasota County is a strong academic school district.  It is only one out of three school districts in Florida to receive an "A" rating.  Venice has four (4) public elementary schools, one (1) charter elementary school, two (2) public middle schools, three (3) charter middle schools, one (1) public high school, and a few private schools.  Located just North of Venice in Osprey is Pine View School for grades 2-12, which is continually ranked the number one school in Florida.

Venice Elementary

Laurel Nokomis School

Taylor Ranch Elementary

Garden Elementary


Venice, Florida Beaches

Shark Tooth Capital of the World!

We are fortunate in the Venice, Florida area to be able to access so many beautiful beaches.  In the Venice/Nokomis area alone, there are five public beach options with plenty of parking, showers, restrooms, picnic areas and concessions.  A couple of the beaches also have playgrounds.

Nokomis Beach

North Jetty Park

Venice Beach

Brohard Park

Caspersen Beach


Water Activities

Paddle Boards, Kayaks, Jet Skiis and More!

The Gulf of Mexico, with its frequently calm waters, and the Intracoastal Waterway, stretching from Sarasota to Englewood, provides visitors and residents of Sarasota County, especially Venice, Florida, with many exciting water activities.  You can find several paddle board, kayak, jet ski and boat rentals in Venice, Nokomis and Osprey.  If you just want to travel between waterfront restaurants on the Intracoastal Waterway, there is even a water taxi service.


Venice, Florida Weather

Welcome to the Sunshine State!

In Venice, Florida we are fortunate to be located on the Gulf of Mexico, so we can receive the benefits of the Gulf breezes to help regulate the temperature in the summer months.  Typically, we enjoy around seven (7) months of gorgeous weather with mild temperatures.