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Address: Venice, FL
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A terrific beach.

Quiet. Clean. Lifeguards on duty. Nice for walks, shell and shark tooth collecting. Recently replenished beach sands have improved the size of the beach.... Maybe some more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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ROCHESTER NY
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Love the easy parking and the pavilion- we were there on a Saturday later in the day and when we were getting ready to leave there was a guy doing lives music . There's a snack bar that sells food and some beach stuff like towels and sunscreen in case you need them. The beach itself is not the softest... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Great municipal beach, that extends from the south jetty at the north end of Venice, nearly 3 miles to the fishing pier and Sharky's. Bring sun block, though - before you know it you'll regret if you don't.

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Inverness, FL, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

In early evening: Yoga on beach; entertainment from variety of local instrumentalists under pavilion (free); bluegrass/ %0's & 60's music, etc.

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ROCHESTER NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Quiet. Clean. Lifeguards on duty. Nice for walks, shell and shark tooth collecting. Recently replenished beach sands have improved the size of the beach.... Maybe some more rough sand right now, but still quite comfortable for bare feet. Great views, parking can be right, but you can always park a few blocks away in main Venice streets, and walk. Walking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The beach has recently been restored with sand dredged in from offshore so the beach much wider. There are facilities nearby and there are benches to sit on. The water was nice and warm for April and the beach is gently sloped in the water which makes it easy to walk out and swim.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The beach is close and convenient. The parking not is free and the beach is free. Any beach you go to is going to be crowded in Florida, but it's nice to watch the sunsets. They also have live band near the pavilion for some entertainment. Bathrooms are nice and clean. Great close beach unless you want to take a... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Some have indicated that parking is tight - yes and no - at prime time 10am - 4pm or so and at sunset it is tight right by the beach; however, there is also plenty of free parking in the nearby down and the walk is very reasonable. Moreover, the walk is such that some could walk the town while... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Quietest public beach I've been on so far. Great place for shell hunting! Amazing sunsets! I preferred this beach over Siesta Key because it was easier to find parking and quieter

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Bradenton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is a great city. The beach is just one of it;'s attractions. Great wide white beach with all of the facilities one would ever need for a beach. It is crowded but nice.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

A couple of weeks ago, (middle of March 2015), the city finished adding more beach, as it does about every 9-10 years. We've been on Manasota Beach for a month so we were comparing them.Today, April 9th, Venice Beach was tougher to walk on in bare feet...lots of crushed shells and fine stones near the water whereas Manasota has a... More 

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