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Venice Municipal Beach

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Venice Beach

I live in Venice and have gone to Venice beach many times. It is a good beach, centrally located and has plenty of parking in contrast to Siesta Key which is crowded and difficult... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Mike S
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Sarasota, Florida
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St Charles,Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here to read by the ocean and we're delighted to find good parking until we realized there was a reason for that .....red tide was causing enough irritation that we began coughing before we unloaded the chairs and umbrella. We will try again another day!

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I live in Venice and have gone to Venice beach many times. It is a good beach, centrally located and has plenty of parking in contrast to Siesta Key which is crowded and difficult to park. The beach has a food stand which is privately owned and has a few sandwiches, also breakfast. There is ample seating for a snack.... More 

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went with friends to the Shark's Tooth Capital of the World beach. Excellent city beach with lifeguards. Free parking. All the shark's teeth you can find. Lot's of fun --super weather helped. Can't say enough good things about Venice beaches!

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Free & no charge for parking. Large beach area with life guard stations, public restrooms and consession area for beverages and light food/snacks. Entertainment & dancing music some nights-see entertainment schedule posted at concession area. Drum Circle Sundays starts before sunset - get there early for best parking availability & bring chairs. Also yoga on the beach mornings.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The parking lot was crowded when I pulled in, in early afternoon. I circled twice and found a spot. Conditioned by the parking lots at Gulf beaches further south, I went looking for the parking machine and could not find it. Worried, I asked a local pulling in how much parking was and was delighted to find out that parking... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My hubby and I were so very excited to go to this beach because it is supposed to be the shark tooth capital. What a joke ... Although the beach itself is fantastically clean and beautiful, there are no to very, very few shark teeth to be found. Since this was our first go-round finding them, we had to learn... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the beach to look for shells and we found a few but there was many people there and they were also looking for shells it's best to go Early in the morning

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Eastham, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

parking is free, lot of people looking for shark's teeth, if thats what byour into fine. But it is not a nice sandy beach for sunbathing. Too rocky(small stones) and too many shells. People are not very friendly, too interested in finding teeth. All seemed very small

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Bradenton, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hard parking and longish walk to water. Water is nice looking and good pier to see. Downstreet is higher end shopping nice atmosphere

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Venice is a nice town and offers bus and free trolley links from downtown to the beach. There are restrooms and a small cafe and the beach has two volleyball courts. The views are superb and the beach is largely empty during the week.

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