Venice, Florida located on the west coast of Florida in Sarasota County and is known as the Sharks Tooth Capital of the World. An annual festival, the Shark’s Tooth Festival is held each year to celebrate the abundance of fossilized shark’s teeth that can be found on its coastal shores.
Venice is rich with history and has many structures and areas that are listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. While visiting Venice or even if you’ve lived here awhile these pieces of history are worth checking out.
The Venice beaches feature dark sand due to the fossilized material in it. Beach goers can find many fossilized sharks teeth as among the shells. Caspersen Beach is the longest beach in Sarasota County and has been left in it’s natural state. Broward Paw Park is a dog lover’s beach. Featuring dog drinking fountains, showers for dogs only, fire hydrants and lease posts. This park is adjacent to the only beach in the area where dogs are allowed to roam free. Venice Municipal Beach is an excellent place to find sharks teeth and with a coral reef about a quarter mile off shore, this beach is a divers dream.
Things to do in Venice…
Historic Spanish Point
The Venice Community Center
Phone: (941) 486-2311
The Venice Symphony
Venetian Water Park
Venice Art Center
Stroll down Venice Avenue and check out all the shopping or stop in for lunch at one of the many restaurants. Or head out to Sharkey’s for a beach front dining experience and check out the sunset from the Venice Pier.
Whether you are looking for a winter home or a condo on the golf course, Venice has it all.