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“A Search for Shark's Teeth” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Caspersen Beach

Caspersen Beach
end of Harbor Dr, Englewood, Venice, FL 34285
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Ranked #3 of 12 Attractions in Venice
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Seattle, Washington
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“A Search for Shark's Teeth”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

This is a great beach for a long walk! We were on a search for shark's teeth and actually found two, along with some nice shells.

Visited January 2014
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“Finally found a shark tooth”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Went here because my girlfriend really wanted to find some shark's teeth. It took us about 2 hours, but she actually found one! She was ecstatic and thought it was the coolest momento ever.

Visited December 2013
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Sarasota, Florida
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“SHAAARRRKKS teeth !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Real simple..........how many place do you know that you can just walk down the beach and find sharks teeth laying along the beach ! THIS IS ONE !

These are not giant megalodon teeth...mostly just nice common teeth under threefourths of an inch long..although ones in 2 inch range are not unheard of. I have been told the reason for the large number of teeth on this beach is because of a prehistoric "shark grave yard" located a distance off shore and the teeth get washed onto the beach by wave action.

You can do it fancy and find lots of them by using a "Florida Snow Shovel" or you can just enjoy the walk, watch in the wet sand, and find a sharks tooth every 100 steps or so

The "snow shovels" are under $20 at local hardware stores and walmarts. While not needed to find some sharks teeth....they increase the number you find at least 10 fold !
Most teeth are found in the edge of the surf where the sea shells(broken and whole) pile up in a narrow 1 foot wide band. You can also just use your hands to scoop up this debris, dump it on the dry sand and go through it carefully....this way will find more than the walking along method, but much less than using the shovel. :)


Best to go earlier in the morning to not only find more teeth, but also to find parking near the beach. Parking is free , but can be hard to find later in the day.
A great way for couples/families to spend a winter day on the beach in southwest Florida !

Visited August 2013
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Trenton, M
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“Nice beach, a little less crowded than Venice (and better shark teeth)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Our second trip to Caspersen Beach. Most people come to escape the crowds of Venice or to hunt for the elusive shark teeth that wash up by the thousands. Suggestion, if shark teeth hunting, be sure to buy one of the beach shovels available at Wal-Mart for about $15. It is much easier than digging with your hands. Also, when looking for teeth, you almost have to dig and not just stroll along the water and leave it to chance. When digging, find water where there are a lot of shells that have washed up during high tide, take your shovel out into the surf, just a foot or two will do, and dig up a shovel full of sand. Take it back up on the beach, dump it out and begin searching for the teeth. They will NOT be white, the WILL be black and amber/brown. Once you find one, it will be easier to find others because you will know what you are looking for. In two days, about 2 hours each day, we uncovered about about 60-70 teeth. A few in the 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch size, but none bigger. The kids had a blast and this actibvity is very addictive. Good clean family fun at a very low cost. Bonus - FREE parking.

Visited December 2013
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Evansville, Indiana
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“Pretty great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

This beach is in a more secluded part of town but very easy to find. There are plenty of sharks teeth to be found, and if you don't mind the large sharp rocks, it's a pretty good place to go snorkeling, too.

Visited March 2013
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