Venice & Englewood-Cape Haze (The South Jetty) lies across the pass in Venice, shark tooth capital of the world (so called for the fossilized, prehistoric sharks' teeth that wash upon the shores of Venice and Caspersen Beaches). The fossils roll up on the sand around the fishing pier, and the annual Sharks' Tooth Seafood Festival in April celebrates this phenomenon and the town's bounty of fish.
Golfing in Venice Florida
Year-round golf is a pleasure
for both visitors and residents.
The Englewood - Cape Haze area lies in the south end of Sarasota. There is something for everyone in Englewood whether you're visiting or planning a full time residency.

You will find four beautiful Gulf beaches to choose from along with two State Parks and miles of fishing along Lemon Bay and the Charlotte Harbor Estuary.

Historic downtown Venice has unparalled charm. It has unique and independently owned shops, galleries and boutiques. Palm tree lined avenues host an endless array of exciting things to do and see.

A local favorite, The Daiquiri Deck Raw Bar is a great place to dine in historic downtown Venice. The food, drinks, indoor/outdoor seating, live music and friendly staff and atmosphere are reasons people are drawn here.

Located at the Crow's Nest Marina on Venice Island, you'll find Sail Venice, a delightful sailing experience right on the Gulf of Mexico.

Venice is a golfer's paradise! Waterford Golf Club and Capri Isles Golf Club are located just minutes from Venice Beach and South Jetty. Capri Isles is one of the oldest semi-private golf courses in Venice. The character and playability of this course captures the interest of the serious golfer or the casual player. Waterford Golf Club boasts 27 holes of rolling fairways and undulating greens. Each of the 27 holes has distinct picturesque qualities with abundant natural landscape and wildlife.

Calusa Lakes Golf Club is located in the neighboring town of Nokomis, minutes from Nokomis Beach and the North Jetty. Calusa Lake's beautiful wooded terrain highlights the natural setting of this outstanding 18 hole presentation.

Also located in Venice and Englewood are many parks to choose from and excellent bird watching opportunities.

For more details about these charming southern Sarasota destinations, contact the Venice Chamber of Commerce or the Englewood-Cape Haze Chamber of Commerce.

Sarasota & Bradenton Attractions
Magnificent sunsets will leave you breathless as you stroll Venice's beaches.
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Shark's tooth capital of the world in Venice Florida
The Sharks' Tooth Festival is an annual celebration of these fossilized treasures that have made Venice's beaches the "shark's tooth capital of the world."
Bird watching and other outdoor activities in Venice Florida
Bird watching is a favorite pastime of admirers of Venice's population of often exotic feathered residents and winged northern visitors.