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This lesser-known beach has a real advantage: picnic shelters perfect for watching Venice's spectacular sunsets




Follow Harbor Drive south until it narrows to two lanes and soon you'll see the sign for Service Club Beach on the right (west) side of the street (map).

So named because it was developed with the help of Venice's service clubs, the beach is actually the same as Brohard and Fishing Pier beaches to the south—and really, a continuation of Venice Beach to the north—but it has its own special character.

Its small parking lot accommodates only a few dozen cars, which limits the competition for its half-dozen picnic shelters reached by a raised wooden walkway above the sand and shrubs behind the beach.

The walkway was completely rebuilt and re-opened in February 2018, but in March 2018 an unauthorized human-built fire flamed out of control and destroyed two of the picnic-table shelters and a substantial portion of the walkway, cutting off access to the beach.

When access is restored, the shelters are great places for lunch during the day, but are in greatest demand in the late afternoon as those in the know bring snacks to nibble as they chat and watch Venice's daily drama to the west: a brilliant Gulf of Mexico sunset.

Service Club Beach is one of those Venice beaches on which you can find fossil sharks' teeth, those million-year-old artifact that make the perfect souvenir of your stay here. More...

Besides the wooden walkways and picnic shelters, facilities include toilets and showers.

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Sunset at Service Club Beach, Venice Florida

Sunset at Service Club Beach, Venice Florida.