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  • Venice Beach

    1. Address:101 The Esplanade
      Venice, FL 34285
    1. Drinking Fountain
    2. Food Concession
    3. Handicap Accessible Boardwalks
    4. Litter Receptacles
    5. Picnic Area
    6. Sand Volleyball Court(s)
    7. Shelter(s)
    8. Shower(s)
    1. Beach
    2. Parks


NOTE: All Sarasota County beaches, including those in the City of Venice, are currently closed to the public in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Venice Beach is located at 101 The Esplanade at the west end of West Venice Avenue.

The unique “sail” style pavilion at the beach is an iconic landmark along with the beach restroom building that was built in 1964. The beach is in city limits but is maintained by Sarasota County, including its concession area. Parking is free and lifeguards are available. Camping is not allowed on the beach and fires are also prohibited.                 

Venice Beach provides a scenic view of the Venice Public Fishing Pier and many opportunities to see dolphins and shorebirds. The beaches along Venice are home to a large number of marine turtle nests between the months of May and October. 


The beach is renourished on a 10-year cycle, with the second renourishment of the first 50-year contract with the Army Corps completed in 2015.  

VenicebeachSignAmenities include free parking, lifeguards, food concession, shelter, two sand volleyball courts, picnic area and boardwalks. Additional parking is available across the street to the north at Graser Park at the intersection of Barcelona Avenue and Apalachicola Road near The Esplanade. SCAT bus service is available.

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Venice Beach Aerial

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