Area Links


Fins at Sharky's

Enjoy Upscale dining in a Casual Atmosphere with unobstructed views of the Gulf of Mexico, right next to Sharky's on the Pier.  Reservations accepted daily 941-999-FINS

Papa’s Bait Shop & The Venice Fishing Pier       

Located at Brohard Park on the south end of Venice Island, the 700-foot Pier is a great location for fishing and to end the day watching a beautiful sunset. The Pier is owned and governed by the City of Venice. Connected to Sharky’s on the Pier, the only beachfront restaurant in the Venice area, the Pier features Papa's Bait Shop, which offers live & frozen bait, coffee, treats, jackets, shirts, and more.

No fishing license is required to fish from this Venice Municipal Fishing Pier.


Snook Haven Restaurant   -    Smack Dab on the River

Snook Haven - snook logo for web

Experience "OLD WORLD FLORIDA" casual dining on the banks of the Myakka River


Smokehouse ribs, chicken, and seafood - Served indoors or outside

Enjoy the unspoiled views of nature and native wildlife


NOAA Weather Site       

Instant Weather Map for the Tamps to Ft. Myers area, with forecast & access to tropical weather updates.

Venice Tide Charts            

Southwest Florida Local Tides :: Local Tide Charts :: Local Tide Graphs

 Brohard Beach Park         

Sunsets, bait shop and fishing are the attractions here. Nearby are six picnic shelters, two sand volleyball courts, public restrooms, pavilion and a restaurant. Open at all times; no charge.

Venice Paw Park – THE BEACH for Dogs!        

Fenced dog play yard leads to the only beach area in Sarasota County where dogs are allowed. Other amenities are picnic tables, benches, showers, drinking fountains for humans and dogs. Open daily, 7 a.m. - dusk. To the south is South Brohard providing beach access for humans only, includes boardwalks, benches and showers. Parking available at both places.

Venice Area Chamber of Commerce      

The 1,200 members of the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce want to extend you a warm welcome. Whether you are here for a short weekend or longer, you will sense the quality of life that will draw you back again or, in some cases, make you very glad you made the move.

City of Venice                   

Official site for City of Venice Government Departments and information, Mayor & Council Members, Special Events and much more.

Venice MainStreet             

Venice MainStreet answers thousands of questions from residents and visitors about the Downtown Venice area, from availability of office or retail space, names and types of stores and restaurants and lodging, times and locations of events, and everything in between.

Habitat for Humanity       

Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County, Inc. works in partnership with God's people in need to provide affordable, safe, decent housing.

Florida’s Best Beach Bars    

Recommendations and information on beach bars for the entire state of Florida!

Legacy Trail Bike Path and Waterway Trail Bike Path

Pedal the scenic trail along the Intercoastal and through Oscar Sherer State Park

Venice Street Legal

Offering Eco-Friendly transportation on the Island of Venice - Their WAVE & RIDE Shuttle is FREE in the central downtown business district, and they offer a pay-per-ride service to other areas in their five-passenger eco-smart vehicles.


Recommendations and information on fun things to do on Florida's fabulous West Coast!

Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission  

Lots of fun information on fishing, boating, conservation, and local wildlife

 Saltwater Fishing Regulations    

          Saltwater Fish Identification                

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