Venice has more than 30 parks ranging in size from tiny pocket parks to the beach along the Gulf of Mexico. Some of the more unique parks include Paw Park, where dogs may romp on the beach, and Venetian Waterway Park, where people may bike and hike on a 5-mile stretch along both sides the Intracoastal Waterway. Please enjoy our parks and beaches while maintaining social distancing guidelines.
- Drinking Fountain
- Food Concession
- Handicap Accessible Boardwalks
- Litter Receptacles
- Picnic Area
- Sand Volleyball Court(s)
NOTE: All beachgoers are asked to maintain social distancing of 6 feet apart and avoid large groups.
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.
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.
Amenities 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.