The Great Outdoors

OBVIOUSLY THE BEACHES

You can't come to Venice without visiting what's been voted as the Best Beaches in the World! Enjoy the sunshine, warm water, and Shark Tooth hunting, all while relaxing right on the Gulf of Mexico.

 

Venice Beach List

THE CLEAR SPRINGS & LOCAL RIVERS

A seasonal and daily-changing menu that embraces local and fresh ingredients guides every plate. And, when we say local, we mean it! Venice Olive Oil Company, local produce, Dakin Dairy and Sutter's natural dairy products and

 

Weeki Wachee Springs
Silver Springs
Myakka River
Manatee River

5 GREAT PLACES TO SEE LOCAL MANATEES

 

Go ahead – take a drive down that dirt road! After an exotically beautiful and shaded stretch of canopied palm trees,

 

Three Sisters Springs
Blue Springs State Park
Manatee Viewing Center
Lee County Manatee Park
Merritt Island Refuge
Manatee Lagoon

TRAILS GALORE

 

If you're looking for the best trails around Venice, we've got you covered. Trails in Venice range from 1.6 to 21.5 miles and from 6 to 22 feet above sea level.

 

Shamrock Park Loop
Legacy Trail
Jelks Preserve
Deer Prairie Creek Preserve
Sleeping Turtles Preserve
Venetian Waterway Park
Myakka River

SCUBA, SNORKLE & HOOKA

Famous for fresh-caught seafood, choice steaks and chops, and an unbelievable wine list of nearly 1000 selections.

 

Keys Huka Dive
Florida West Scuba
Aristakat Charters
Florida Underwater Sports
Scuba Quest
Venice Dive Center & Charter
Gasper's Dive and Board

PADDLING & KAYAKING

Looking to add some adventure to your Venice, Florida vacation? Paddling gives you the opportunity to observe native wildlife, like dolphins and manatees, in their natural environment.

 

Jetty Rentals
Cool Breeze
Paddle in Paradise
Hooked on SUP
Kayaking SRQ
Paradise Adventures
SURFit USA

GOLF

 

There are 17 golf courses in Venice. There are also another 51 golf courses within 20 miles of Venice. The oldest course in the Venice area is the Bobby Jones Golf Club which opened in 1927. The longest course is The Founders Golf Club, which is 7,400 yards. Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club is rated the best course near Venice.

 

Venice Golf Courses: Full List

 

LOCAL FAVORITES
Venice Golf & Country Club
Plantation Golf & Countyr Club
Lake Venice Golf Club
Jacaranda West Country Club
Sarasota National
Pelican Pointe
Venetian Golf & River Club

BOATING

Gulf cruises include trips along Casey Key to Midnight Pass or along Venice Beach, Venice Pier and Manasota Key to Stump Pass. 

 

Sail Venice
Venice Boat Rentals
Sun Coast Adventure Tours & Charters
Gulf Coast Tours
Sun Coast Yacht Charters
Venice Island Boat Rentals
Seas the Day Charters
Aquaholic Charters