One of the happiest neighborhoods around! Affordable retirement community with loads of amenities including marina, tennis, pool spa, billiards, club house and more... all this and low fees!
You can walk for miles in this very secluded beach. The dark gray/black sand is due to the high levels of ground fossils in the sand. This area is known as the shark tooth capital of the world. There is parking and public restrooms and various walking trails.
Peaceful walk through the woods on paths with stops along the way to admire views of Lemon Bay. There's also and outdoor classroom and learning center.
A favorite spot for South Venice Residents. There are docks great for fishing and picnic tables to stop and have lunch. In addition for South Venice Residents there's an optional annual fee (2018-$90.00) that covers the cost of a boat ramp key, so you can launch your boat in Lemon Bay and make your way out to the Gulf. Also South Venice Residents have the option of getting an annual pass (2018- $130.00) to ride the ferry to a private beach. The So. Venice Civic Assoc. has more details.
Great Beach if you want a "happening" spot. With restaurants and Tiki Bars, and live music most days of the week, you're sure to have a good time. There is also a small selection of shops nearby and yoga on the beach. As a side note...Adult beverages are allowed on the beach, as well. Lots of parking and public restrooms available on-site.
Peaceful walking trails off the parking area at Blind Pass Beach....ends in lovely vista
Beautiful Park that loops around the Bay in downtown Sarasota. Plenty of benches to rest in the shade, play areas for children and lots of beautiful sites. The art exhibit 'Embracing our Differences' was in the park the day we were there. Worth a stop!!
Blind Pass Beach is a quiet beach located about half way down Manasota Key. It's one of my favorites because it's in a natural state and is generally not crowded. Also out back in the far reaches of the parking area are some nice look-out spots with views of Lemon Bay. Tons of free parking and public restrooms on site.
If you are looking for a beach that is totally in its natural state, quiet and secluded, then Gasparilla Island State Park is for you. It's a little slice of heaven. While you are there, check out the Port Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum. When you are done there stroll the downtown streets of the quaint island village of Boca Grande. With it's small shops and restaurants, you can make a day of it. It's worth checking out, you'll be glad you did!
Great spot to have a picnic lunch, take a stroll or let the kids cool off in the splash park. There are concerts here on Friday nights as well as movie in the park events. Public restrooms, water fountains and free parking.