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Families will love:

  • Beautiful beaches
  • Hunting for shark teeth
  • Fishing pier and jetties

Shark teeth -- for youngsters, they are Venice, Florida's greatest attraction. The fact that you find them on Venice Beach makes for win-win days that combine fun on the sand and scavenger hunting. The town lies south of big sister Sarasota and has some of the same circus heritage and historic architecture in its ... more
Shark teeth -- for youngsters, they are Venice, Florida's greatest attraction. The fact that you find them on Venice Beach makes for win-win days that combine fun on the sand and scavenger hunting. The town lies south of big sister Sarasota and has some of the same circus heritage and historic architecture in its genes.

Our guide takes in Venice, Florida's neighboring communities of Nokomis, Osprey, and Casey Key. Venice itself is split into mainland and island components, separated by the Venetian Waterway, key to recreational opportunities along Venice Beach. Fishing is Venice, Florida's long suit in the water sports game, but families will find boating, paddling, and even surfing opportunities. At Oscar Scherer State Park, add 15 miles of nature trails and wildlife observation to the get-outdoors list for your Venice, Florida family vacation.

Written by Chelle Koster Walton less

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