Okay. I really like Casperson Beach. It has its charm and sunsets are beautiful there. Conviently located and not far from town. Good fishing and friendly people. Sharks teeth, we have found many there but if you are serioius about finding sharks teeth, I would suggest Manasota Key. I know, Venice is the capital and they are available in every shop. You can easily find them on the beach in Venice but honestly, not like they were before the beach renourishment.
If you want to find lots of them, I take my kids down to Manasota Key and go to the middle beach. It is a remote beach with FREE parking. However, there are no lifeguards. It is a 15-20 minute drive from Venice but you won't be disappointed if you are looking for quiet and relaxation rather than crowds of tourist.
My kids have walked down the beach with a bottle of water and came back with them filled almost to the top with sharks teeth. They got tired of picking them up!!! I have no idea why there are so many of them on that key, they just are. They make sharks teeth jewelry for every person they know back home. 1. Buy a post card identifing different types of sharks teeth 2. Let your kids find the fossils. 3. Go to wal-mart and buy the jewelry clasp, fine wire, and cording 4. Have kids make their own souviers and gift. 5. Enjoy watching kids having fun for cheap!!!
Manasota Key is another georgous place to relax and end a day watching sunset without droves of people. They do have public restrooms and shower. Nice family relaxation spot. If you get that close, head on down to Stump Pass State Park at the end of the key. Very nice spot as well.
We have seen every form of Florida marine life there that you could pay to see at the aquarium. Best time to see marine life moving around is early or late but all well-informed visitors know to NOT swim at dust or dark because its feeding time for sharks!!!! We are the people on the beach shaking our heads watching tourist, going "what are they thinking?!?!"
This part of Florida is so beautiful and inviting, you can't go wrong no matter which beach you choose. Both Venice and Englewood (Manasota Key) are equally charming in their own way. Definatley make your way out to the North and South Jetty. South Jetty at sunset you are sure to see dolphins playing boat waves in the intercoastal just out of reach. Walk all the way to the end and wait for the show to begin. I have been there ALOT and never left without seeing at least dolphins. Many times you see manatees as well. Great place to watch sunset after dinner.