On Beautiful Venice Island
“Discover the Charm of Old Florida”
Brohard Park’s 67 acres include several beach access points that are named and used for various needs and activities. Below is a list of each location and their amenities:
Venice Fishing Pier at South Harbor Drive: If you enjoy fishing, there’s a 740-foot public fishing pier with restrooms, a snack bar and bait shop with a full-service restaurant at the foot of the pier. Nearby, there’s a well-known wetland area for great bird watching. No lifeguards are available on the nearly 19 acres of beach.
Service Club Park at South Harbor Drive: Seven Acres with plenty to do. Noted for its fossil finds, this is where you’ll discover a good hunting ground for shark teeth. The raised boardwalk with shaded pavilions traverses palmetto dunes to a quiet sandy shore featuring volleyball courts, picnic tables, grills, bike rack, playground, restrooms, and parking. With the Venice fishing pier and restaurant nearby, it’s a great place to relax and rejuvenate. Dogs are allowed, but they must be leashed or under voice control.
Chauncy Howard Park at the 800 block of Esplanade North: Across from Venice airport, you can bask in the sun and occasionally glimpse a small plane taking flight. Wheelchair friendly, this park features boardwalks with ramps to a quiet beach. There are no lifeguards but, there’s plenty of free parking and restrooms.
BROHARD PAW PARK on Harbor Drive S: Across from Venice’s airport has its own page: Brohard Paw Beach
South Brohard Beach at Harbor Drive: Located on 22 acres, this is a great beach to relax and catch up on your reading. There’s plenty of free parking, picnic tables, showers, and restrooms. Usually ignored and less frequented by beachgoers, scuba people will fully appreciate this location.
Looking for a place to stay?
The vacation rentals in Venice vary from apartment efficiencies, hotels and motel rooms to rental condominiums. The atmosphere is casual with plenty of good restaurants and excellent shopping. Historic Venice Florida is a quiet, but popular vacation spot… so book early and enjoy your stay.