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Venice, south of Sarasota on Florida's Gulf Coast: miles of white sand beaches dotted with fossil sharks' teeth, shops, parks, bike paths, golf courses, fishing, boating..and stunning sunsets.



Founded as a visionary planned community designed by John Nolen to promote "civic virtue" and "natural beauty," Venice Florida (map) is among the most attractive and easy-living Florida cities.

Hurricane Ian roared through Southwest Florida in late September 2022, causing substantial damage. The Myakka River rose by 12 feet (3.7 meters), flooding streets and some houses near its banks. But the destruction was not nearly so severe as in communities to the south such as Fort Myers.

Visitors travel to Venice for its long white sand beaches and sunsets on the Gulf of Mexico, its palm- and oak-lined boulevards, attractive city center, shady parks, easy lifestyle, friendliness, and of course its warm, sunny days in winter.

Venice has good restaurants, active civic and artisitic programs, and a wide variety of lodgings, including hotels, motels, B&Bs, condominiums, rental properties and seasonal or year-round homes.

In fact, in 2014 Forbes magazine chose Venice as one of the USA's top 25 places to retire.

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Historical Marker, Venice, Florida

The Venice Dream:

Venice Beach, Venice, Florida

Oscar Sherer State Park, Florida

Sharky's on the Pier, Venice, Florida

Finding Your Way in Venice

What to See & Do

Venice Beaches

Venice Lodgings

Venice Restaurants

Venice Transportation

Visitor Information

Sharks' Teeth!

Excursions from Venice


Paris Girls Secret Society, a novel by Tom Brosnahan


Venice, Florida Sign

West Venice Avenue, the historic district.


Oranges for Sale, Venice, Florida