NOTE: Both the South Jetty (Humphris Park) in the City of Venice and North Jetty in Sarasota County are currently closed to the public in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus)
The Venice Jetties were constructed and the channel between them dredged in 1937. The South Jetty is in the City of Venice; the North Jetty is in Nokomis and under the jurisdiction of Sarasota County.
Humphris Park is the entrance to the South Jetty. It is named for Thomas H. Humphris, who was mayor of Venice from 1972-73.
Amenities: Picnic tables, benches, showers, restrooms and food concession in area known for fishing, surfing, sunsets and Gulf view
As of January 2020, Humphris Park is closed nightly to vehicles from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. The park gates are closed and locked nightly during this time period, so please plan to have all vehicles out of the park before 12 a.m. These new designated hours make Humphris Park consistent with the operating hours of all other City of Venice beach parks. There are posted “No Parking” and park hours signage informing citizens of this change. A note that the Venice Fishing Pier is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for anglers.
Restrictions: Click here to view all restrictions
Location: 2000 Tarpon Center Drive, the west end of Tarpon Center Drive.