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There are 3 local beaches that those who are looking for some solitude should visit. Each of these beaches is unique from the others, though they are all great places to bring family or friends for some rest and relaxation. Check out these nearby spots for some fun in the sun!

Caspersen Beach

Caspersen Beach is the longest beach in Sarasota County. With over 9,000 feet of beachfront, there is plenty of room for you to put space in between you and the next beach-goer. Because it is so long, it has been mostly untouched and left in its natural state. This natural state allows for tourists and locals alike to enjoy fruitful hunting for shark-teeth and other fossils.

Other popular activities at Caspersen are shelling, fishing, and hiking. There is a quarter-mile nature trail available for visitors to walk along and explore. Be aware, however, that since this beach is more secluded, there is not a lifeguard on duty. However, swimming and other water-related activities are generally safe in Venice – just be sure to check the forecast. When you visit Caspersen beach this summer, be sure to utilize the free parking, public restrooms, and boardwalk along with the serene sandy coast.

South Brohard Beach

South Brohard Beach encompasses 22 acres of beachfront in total. The beach is located down Venice’s South Harbor DRIVE, close to several Venice Inns. This beach is described as being “less popular” than most of the beaches in Venice. It is a short walk from the inns, and perfect for a day of fun in the sun, or some salty alone time. It is also an ideal place to scuba dive or snorkel. The waters are clear, and interference with surfers, boaters, and jet skiers is slim to none because of the limited popularity of the beach itself. There is also a 1-acre dog park on this beach. So, make sure to bring your furry friends for company on this isolated beachfront.

Nokomis Beach

Nokomis Beach is less than a mile north of Venice. It is Sarasota County’s oldest beach, and though it isn’t completely undiscovered, there are mainly locals who visit. Nokomis offers many amenities including free parking, concession stands, lifeguards, and even public showers. It is a great place to spend a day, and still be able to go home clean. You don’t even have to pack a lunch!

One of the most interesting parts about Nokomis Beach is the social event that takes place there every Wednesday and Saturday evening at sunset. It is called a Drum Circle. Locals gather on the shore to play tribal-type music on drums and many other native instruments. Other locals dance to the music and sing along. Along this 14 miles of white, sandy coastline, there are multiple places of shade and sun for you and your family to spend time. Along with the park, this culturally rich beach encompasses over 22 acres of land. Come and enjoy this local favorite and the sand and sea that come with it.


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