"Venice" Venice Beach by doreenellen

Venice Beach Travel Guide: 14 reviews and 20 photos

Venice Florida

What a pleasant surprise Venice turned out to be.
About 2 hours from Tampa a little piece of heaven.
Beautiful beaches, and sunsets. A little town with a high street, with different types of shops, an ice cream parlor, churches etc and wonderful waterways everywhere. It is not commecialised at all. Although there were Retail Outlets on the outskirts of the town.
We met several americans whom had come to Venice for the winter months - snow birds they call them they informed us.
We stayed in a little bungalow with its own pool and full facilities.
So much different to staying in a hotel.
We went to the local supermarkets and had bar be cues by own pool. We ate out some evenings but it was nice to have the choice.
We would love to live there as it has a magic of it's own.
We will go back one day as have really happy memories
The beaches were fantastic and there were plenty of wildlife to see every day. Most evenings we walked along the little piers to see the sunsets and the fishermen and birds etc.
We visited Sarasota, Anna Marie Island, St Petersburg etc. but lloved Venice the best.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful, unspoilt beaches and lots of birds, dolphins etc
  • Cons:Restaurants closed really early in December
  • In a nutshell:Beautiful, unspoilt and quiet, unforgettable
  • Last visit to Venice Beach: Dec 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • irishgalmtl's Profile Photo
    Mar 10, 2007 at 1:17 PM

    Hello there Doreen, Wow this Is a great pg. The pics of Sunset at Casey Key Is breath taking. All your tips are great. Beautiful job...Donna :)

  • Apr 12, 2005 at 8:06 PM

    Nice start on your Venice Beach page. Can't believe you didn't have a word to mention about all of the fossilized shark's teeth one can find on the beaches, there.

  • bugalugs's Profile Photo
    Apr 10, 2005 at 1:12 PM

    Mustnt it be wonderful Doreen to live where you see Pelicans and Dolphins everyday :-)

  • aussirose's Profile Photo
    Jan 21, 2005 at 5:21 AM

    Mmm lovely pix!! That sunset one is gorgeous!!! Venice Forida hey? Fancy that!! Cheers, Ann :o)

  • SEALIFE's Profile Photo
    Dec 27, 2004 at 2:01 PM

    nice pics

  • abc_of_freedom's Profile Photo
    Dec 23, 2004 at 1:37 PM

    Nice story.. Merry Christmas and New Year

  • o00o's Profile Photo
    Jun 17, 2004 at 11:41 PM

    Wanna visit here oneday.

  • Waalewiener's Profile Photo
    Aug 10, 2003 at 7:24 PM

    That is nice in Venice Florida Doreen ,we have been there .Great write up .

  • mafootje's Profile Photo
    Mar 1, 2003 at 2:11 AM

    I never would have compared any place in Florida with an England summer...but after last winter i think you might be right :-)


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