my family where just in venice,fl in april . it was are 1st time there ,are family owns a condo so we visited with are 2 small children 4,5 yrs old. The water was so blue and the waves were gentle and a soft undertoe. there were so many seashells are kids had a ball.its just so peaceful you will never want to leave. There are restroom very close for the kids and there are no restrictions for what you can take on the beach except glass. if you ever get the chance to vist please go!!!!!!!!!