This is one of the few cities on Florida’s west coast without a barrier island. The white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico form the western boundary of Venice. There are 14 miles of beautiful beaches from Casey Key to Manasota Key that offer many recreational opportunities such as swimming, sunbathing, boating and fishing.
Many different species of fish pass through the Venice area throughout the year. Species such as kingfish, Spanish mackerel, cobia, grouper, barracuda, mangrove snapper, amberjack and other species make Venice their home throughout the different seasons. Inshore, snook are the prime target, but there are many other fish you can also catch. Head just north of Venice and you will have lots of protected water to fish behind Casey Key. You can also fish in the bays near Venice or in the many canals that offer some of the best night fishing action for snook in the state. Take a look at our fishing tips page for more fishing information.
See How It Ranks
|Venice, Florida||Points||Points Possible|
|Ability to catch a lot of fish||2||2|
|Ability to catch trophy fish||2||2|
|Good for multiple species of fish||1||1|
|Guides & Charters available||1||1|
|Quality lodging options||1||1|
|Area businesses relating to boat storage, rentals, repair, etc.||1||1|
|Overly Crowded||0||Minus 1|
|Overly Expensive||0||Minus 1|
|Highest Score Possible||10|