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Venice Beach

101 The Esplanade S, Venice, FL 34285-2110
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So Sorry About Red Tide!

Normally this beach is absolutely awesome! However, with the Red Tide issues and dead sea life one... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
1sheba
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Venice
Nice beach

Gray black grains of sand. Arrived at low tide, and beach is sort of steep to the water. Supposed... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
girlonthefly
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Kansas City, Missouri
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“free parking” (78 reviews)
“snack bar” (40 reviews)
“shark teeth” (138 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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101 The Esplanade S, Venice, FL 34285-2110
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"free parking"
in 78 reviews
"snack bar"
in 40 reviews
"shark teeth"
in 138 reviews
"concession stand"
in 22 reviews
"drum circle"
in 11 reviews
"volleyball nets"
in 10 reviews
"life guards"
in 24 reviews
"siesta key"
in 37 reviews
"on duty"
in 22 reviews
"red tide"
in 24 reviews
"easy access"
in 20 reviews
"parking spot"
in 12 reviews
"soft sand"
in 11 reviews
"plenty of parking"
in 23 reviews
"watch the sunset"
in 18 reviews
"fishing pier"
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"beach"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Normally this beach is absolutely awesome! However, with the Red Tide issues and dead sea life one should avoid it until this clears up. It is always fun to sift through the sand looking for sharks teeth of all sizes especially after a storm when...More

Thank 1sheba
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Gray black grains of sand. Arrived at low tide, and beach is sort of steep to the water. Supposed to be old sharks teeth in the sand, but we weren’t there that long to dig much. A few dead fish on the bank from red...More

Thank girlonthefly
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We flew down for a 75th wedding anniversary surprise party in the area and spent some time at the beach. Beaches were beautiful but the water was unfortunately plagued by the red tide, Its a shame as its hurting business for the ones that rely...More

Thank Constance L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What is probably a beautiful beach most days, was ruined by the red tide. What are we doing to our ocean & sea life folks? So many dead fish, crabs, & eels along the shoreline, and before we even saw them, there was a smell...More

1  Thank Floridajosie
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Manasota Key, Venice and almost all of the beaches on the gulf (now including Lido Beach, Siesta Beach, Boca Grande, etc.). If you have never heard of Red Tide please look it up. It is an extremely dangerous condition that has been under reported by...More

4  Thank 666burris
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love watching the sunset on Venice Beach. Very clean beach. Grab a lounge chair and you will enjoy spending the day here.

Thank Elizabeth K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stay away from southwest Florida this year. The beaches are covered with dead fish due to an abnormally large and powerful algae bloom known as red tide.

3  Thank DJSCARPA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach is great! Sand not as fine as some but lovely never the less. Don't miss the levy and the hot dogs.

Thank windycity1747
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Couldn’t enjoy beach because of red tide and fishy smell. Headed north to Siesta Key for a beach day.

2  Thank Rebecca H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We could not go to any of the beaches in the Venice area because of the Red bloom or tide. It was hard to breathe and it would make you cough. There were dead fish on the beach. It is a shame that this happens...More

4  Thank L2913DGmichelleh
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Yudelkys H
August 3, 2018|
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Response from Pam M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Bentley's Boutique Hotel 1660 South Tamiami Trail, Venice, Fl. 10 minutes from the beach.
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J63ster
June 4, 2018|
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Response from seancQ5943NN | Reviewed this property |
No open fires sorry
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Dennis M
April 29, 2018|
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Like others have said...this is not the crystalline fine white sand of ...say Siesta Key. However, if you go early in the morning, it is tranquil, uncrowded, and beautiful. Because of the unique geological makeup of the... More
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